RESEARCH AREA

Theme 1: Sustainable Agricultural Systems

1.1. Seed: indigenous seeds, seed control by large corporations, etc.

1.2. Soil: soil life, soil health, etc.

1.3. Moisture: in-situ water conservation

1.4. Diversity: multi-cropping, integration of horticulture and livestock

1.5. Ecology: local ecology

Theme 2: Organizational Design of Community Enterprise Systems (CES)

2.1. Size: membership and geographic cluster

2.2. Scope: product basket, services, and activities

2.3. Technology: agricultural production and value addition activities

2.4. Management: systems, processes, and routines

2.5. Ownership: equity structure and sense of belongingness

Theme 3: Institutional Architecture of CES

3.1. Optimal Market Landscape of FPOs

3.2. Convergence at GP Level FPOs

3.3. Saturation Approach of FPOs in Development

3.4. Institutional Architecture of FPOs in a District

3.5. Global Market Network of a District level FPO federation

Theme 4: Local Governance Mechanisms for Sustainable Community Systems

4.1. Volunteerism & Community Champions

4.2. Convening Processes & Community Mobilization

4.3. Transparency & Accountability

4.4. Direct Democracy & Participation

4.5. Decentralization & PR Institutions

Theme 5: Trans-rational dimensions of Sustainable Communities

4.6. Social & Solidarity Economy

5.1. Culture & Social Capital

5.2. Faith & Belief Systems

5.3. Ethos, Pathos & Mental Constructs

5.4. Values & Spirituality

5.5. Trust & Cooperation


Prof. Amar KJR Nayak

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