A.V. Manjunatha Director (Evaluation), Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department, Government of Karnataka, India
Manjunatha A. V.
obtained his MSc degree in agricultural economics from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, and an international MSc degree in rural development (Erasmus Mundus Fellow) from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He holds a doctoral degree in agricultural economics (DAAD Fellow) from Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. He has completed several state, national and international projects and has been involved in drafting policy documents for the state and central governments. He has published research articles in reputed journals, conferences and leading national newspapers, and books with reputed publishers. His main research areas include Natural Resource Management, agricultural water management, agricultural markets, value chains, impact analysis of developmental programmes, technology adoption, international trade, energy and climate change in agriculture. He served as assistant professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, from July 2012 till August 2019 and from September 2019, he is serving as Director (Evaluation) at Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department, Government of Karnataka.