Dr. D. Shireesha, Asst. Professor
Cell: : 7416406040 e-mail: sirisha.devarakonda4@gmail.com

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 probationers. She also conducted many on farm trails and frontline demonstrations for the improvement of small and marginal farmers in Nagarkurnool 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 Nagarkurnool district, Assessing Information sharing behaviour of the farmers networks and she also Documented many ITKs & success stories among the farmers of the district.

Organized many vocational trainings to the farmers and farm women. Promoted ICT initiatives at KVK through AKPS- Annapurna Krishi Prasara Seva (Interactive Information Dissemination System), Information kiosk and farmer’s portals by helping farmers of the district through Agro advisory services. She also initiated and formed three farmers network groups. i.e., Master trainers in Groundnut, Telangana Yuva Rythu Saagubadi farmers and Innovative Farmer’s Network in different mandals of the district through which farmer led Extension services were initiated by training the farmer networks and also published book entitled ‘Innovative Farmers Network of the District’. Conducted other extension programmes like Awareness programmes, TV programmes, Farmer scientist interaction meetings, Exposure visits to farmers, Flag method of Extension, Field visits, Joint Diagnostic visits, Mana Telangana Mana Vyavasayam Programmes, Agricultural Exhibitions, World Soil Day, Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan Diwas, Pradhan Manthri Fasal Bheema Yojana, Field days, technology week, kisan melas and kisan sammelans etc.

She has published research papers in many peer reviewed journals and received Best Research Presentation awards for research papers Presented in ‘International Extension Education Conference’ at BHU, Varanasi and National conference on ‘Futuristic Agriculture Extension for livelihood improvement and sustainable development’ at Hyderabad. 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. Organised and Involved in the trainings to the state department officials and other NGO organisations 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.

Presently she is working as Assistant Professor at Extension Education Institute, Hyderabad from February, 2018. As a faculty of EEI she actively involved in conducting mandatory on and off campus training programmes to the middle level extension officers of the client states and skill development training programme on ‘Agriculture Extension Service Provider’ to the unemployed rural youth for the year 2018-19


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