Centre for Sustainable Agriculture

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Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA)
Type Independent Research Organisation
Headquarters Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Area served Rural Areas of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Chatthisgarh
Website [1]

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) was registered as a Trust in Hyderabad in the year 2004. It is an Independent Research Organization, partnering with NGOs and Community-based organizations to establish Sustainable Agriculture models.

CSA has implemented Non-Pesticidal Management (NPM) in 45 villages in Andhra Pradesh.

Organizational Structure[edit]

Board of Trustees: This Board consists of agriculture scientists like Dr M. S. Chari, Retd. Director of Central Tobacco Research Institute; Dr N. K. Sanghi, Ex-Deputy Director General, MANAGE[clarification needed]; Shri Devinder Sharma, agriculture trade policy analyst; Dr Ranga Rao, Scientist with ICRISAT; Dr Ramadevi Kolli, ICRISAT; Ms Kamla Bhasin, women’s rights activist and formerly with the FAO; Ms Anuradha Prasad, HRD specialist. There is an Executive Council consisting of representatives of both staff and Board members. This Council meets more frequently than the Board. The team is led by the Executive Director, Dr G. V. Ramanjaneyulu who is an agricultural scientist and was with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) earlier. There is a Joint Director, Dr Raghunath. There are Project Managers and Project Officers, where work responsibilities are shared project-wise (specializations included such as seeds, pest management, disease management etc.) as well as for particular geographical areas. The organization also has support staff in the form of an Accounts & Administration Officer and Office Assistants.

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