Dr. D. Shireesha, Assistant Professor
Dr. D. Shireesha, has joined as Subject Matter Specialist (Extension) at KVK, Palem, in 2013 successfully handled RAWE programmes for a period of 4 years, ABE programme (1 year) and experiential learning programme for ARS probatimes. She also conducted many on farm trails and frontline demonstrations for the improvement of small and marginal farmers in Nagarkarnool district and has taken up extension studies such as Impact Assessment of the Adopted Villages of KVK, Constraint Analysis Studies in the newly adopted villages of KVK, unearthing the risk coping strategies from the farmers of Nagarkarnool district.
Organized many learning’s and vocational learning to the farmers and farm women. Promoted ICT initiatives at KVK through AKPS (Interactive Information Dissemination System), information kiosk and farmer’s portals, initiated and formed two farmers network groups. i.e., Telangana Yuva Rythu Saagubadi and Innovative Farmer’s Network in different mandals of the district. Conducted many farmer scientist interaction meetings, Mana Telangana Mana Vyavasayam Programmes, Agricultural Exhibitions, World Soil Day, Jai Kisan Jai VigyanDiwas etc.
Presented research papers in International Extension Education Conference at BHU, Varanasi and received Best Research Presentation award. Worked under the project entitled RAH-ACT. “Resilient Agricultural Households through Adaptation to Climate Change” under EPTRI and ICRISAT covering 3 mandals of unified Mahabubnagar district. Involved in the trainings to the state department officials and other NGO organisation on different agricultural technologies. Established information centre at KVK, Palem to provide first-hand information to the clients of KVK. Conducted many group discussions and demonstrations to the farmers at on and off-Campus.
At present joined as Assistant Professor at Extension Education Institute, Hyderabad in February, 2018.