Dr. PANNEERSELVAM PERAMAIYAN
Agrotest fyto, s.r.o
To constantly learn, consistently outperform, grow with the organization and rise to a visionary leadership position where my skills and experience can contribute to the organization’s holistic success.
Connate enthusiast and a team man.
A fast learner, adjusting to any environ, as demanded by the situation.
Can handle tight pressure situations adhering to time and space requirements.
Quantitative and qualitative research methods and experimental research design
Designing and executing field trials
Questionnaire survey, farmer’s interviews, and extension
Scenario analysis and farm models, Data collection, data management and analysis
Standard laboratory techniques such as, determining soil pH, electrical conductivity, and nutrient analysis (N, P, K, etc.) both soil and plant.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experienced with Microsoft Office, and numerous statistical software packages (SAS, SPPS, MS Excel and R)
SPSS training, Denmark Technical University, Kolding, Denmark
R statistics, Aarhus University, Denmark
Diploma in Computer Application, PACE Computer Education, Hyderabad, India
Advanced Excel, Aptech India Ltd, Chennai, India
Food workshop-coping strategies and personal leadership, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Aarhus University Aarhus, Denmark
Ph.D. Agronomy 12/2010
Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University Hyderabad, India
M.Sc. Agronomy-88% 08/2003
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore, India
B.Sc. Agriculture-80% 09/1999
WORK EXPERIENCE: (Total Cumulative Years-5.8)
1. M S Swaminathan Research Foundation Chennai, India
Researcher 07/2011- present
Project title: Alleviation of poverty and malnutrition in Agro biodiversity hotspots.
Planning and conducting participatory variety trials, agronomic trials for crop improvement on Banana, rice, Maize, Tapioca, Yam and vegetables, seed multiplication trials and intercropping trials for increasing the productivity and income.
Planning and conducting kitchen garden for improving nutritional status of the family
Household survey and data collection with respect to agricultural production, data analysis, and report writing
2, International Centre for Research on Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), Tjele, Denmark
Research Assistant 01/2011– 06/2011
Networking the organic research, coordinating and helping for editing the book entitled “Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods” Publisher; Earthscan, London.
contributed a chapter as first author “Consequences for smallholder’s farmer’s livelihood of participating in OA schemes: Under which conditions will OA improve food security and household economics? In: Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods” to be published with Earthscan, London.
3,Aarhus University Aarhus, Denmark
PhD project 05/2007- 12/2010
Dissertation: Improving smallholder’s food security through organic agriculture in India.
Investigated how and to what extent organic agriculture contributes to smallholder’s food security.
Investigated farmer’s awareness, attitude, and perception with regards to organic agriculture
A model was successfully developed to predict the impact of large-scale organic conversion on the purchasing powers of farmer
A model was successfully developed to predict the changes in food production upon large scale conversion to organic production in state level.
4,Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi, India
Senior Research Fellow 02/2006- 01/2007
Project title: Standardization of Nitrification Inhibitory Principle in Neem (Azadirachta indica ) and Neem coated Urea in Rice.
Determined the percent of inhibition of nitrification by neem in neem oil coated urea.
Determined the optimum dose of neem required to coat urea in order to effectively inhibit nitrification.
Assessed the effect of neem coated urea on nutrient use efficiency and on yield in field trials.
5,Green care India Chennai, India
Project Manager 01/2005- 01/2006
Land surveyed and orchard was developed near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Provided technical inputs and man management for orchard development.
6,Central Research Institute for Dry land Agriculture Hyderabad, India
Senior Research Fellow 09/2003- 11/2004
surveyed the different parts of India and collected seeds from Jatropa and Pongamia and determined the biodiesel potential of these seeds.
standardized the agronomic practices to successfully grow these crops in field to generate biodiesel.
Conducted several field demonstrations for growers to successfully implement the recommended agronomic practices in their fields to produce high yielding fodder.
7,Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University Hyderabad, India
Junior Research Fellow 09/2001- 08/2003
Msc Thesis: Performances of sunflower intercropped with oil yielding trees under integrated nutrient management practices.
Studied compatibility of sunflower in the agro-forestry system.
Optimized the nutrient requirements for Sunflower in the agro forestry system
Studied allelopathic effect of neem and melia trees on sunflower growth and yield
8,DuPont private ltd Coimbatore, India
Research and Development officer 01/2000- 12/2000
Evaluated the efficacy of Almix (sulfonylurea group) on weeds in rice cropping systems and determined its impact on rice yield.
Organized growers meeting frequently to promote this products
Panneerselvam,P, John Erik Hermansen and Niels Halberg (2011). Food security of small farmers: comparing organic and conventional systems in India. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 35:48-68
Panneerselvam P, Niels Halberg, Mette Vaarst and John Erik Hermansen (2011). Indian farmers experience with and perception of organic farming. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 27(2); 157–169.
Panneerselvam,P, John Erik Hermansen, Niels Halberg and Murali Arthanari, P (2011). Impact of large-scale conversion to organic farming on food production and food security for resource poor farmers in India. Food Policy (submitted).
Panneerselvam P and Murali Arthanari (2011). Impact of nutrient management and agro forestry systems on growth and yield of sunflower. Madras Agric J. 98 (4-6): 136-140
Panneerselvam P and Bheemaiah G (2005). Effect of integrated nutrient management practices on productivity, nutrient uptake and economics of sunflower intercropped with Azadirachta indica and Melia azadirach trees. Journal of Oilseed Research 22:231-234
Dinesh Kumar, C.Devakumar, Rajesh Kumar, P.Panneerselvam, Aurovindo Das and Y.S.Shivay (2011). Relative efficiency of prilled urea coated with major neem oil components in lowland irrigated rice of the Indo-Gangetic plains. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 57: 61-74.
Dinesh Kumar, C.Devakumar, Rajesh Kumar, Aurovindo Das, P.Panneerselvam and Y.S.Shivay (2010). Effect of neem oil coated prilled urea with varying thickness of neem oil coating and nitrogen rates on productivity and nitrogen use efficiency of lowland irrigated rice under indo-gangetic plains. Journal of Plant Nutrition 33: 1-21.
Rajesh Kumar, C.Devakumar, Dinesh Kumar, P.Panneerselvam, Garima Kakkar, and T.Arivalagan (2008). Influence of Edaphic factors on the mineralization of neem oil coated urea in four Indian soils. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56: 101**-*****
Rajesh Kumar, C.Devakumar, Vandana Sharma, Garima Kakkar, Dinesh Kumar, and P.Panneerselvam (2007).Influence of Physicochemical parameters of Neem(Azadirachta indica ) oils on Nitrification Inhibition in Soil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 55: 1389-1393
Panneerselvam P, Halberg N and Lockie S 2011 Consequences for smallholder’s farmer’s livelihood of participating in OA schemes: Under which conditions will OA improve food security and household economics? In: Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods” to be published with Earthscan, London (Submitted)
Niels Halberg, Panneerselvam P, Charles Walaga (2009). Is organic farming an unjustified luxury in a world with too many hungry people? In Willer, Helga and Klicher, Lukas, Eds. The world of organic agriculture. Statistics and Emerging Trends 2009, FiBL and IFOAM, 95-101.
Panneerselvam,P, John Erik Hermansen, Niels Halberg and Murali Arthanari, P (2011).
Impact of large-scale conversion to organic farming on food production and food security for resource poor farmers in India. ISOFAR conference at Republic of Korea.
Panneerselvam. P, Niels Halberg and John Erik Hermansen (2009) Organic agriculture in relation to food security of developing countries. In: First Nordic Organic Conference, Gothenberg, Sweden. pp149-151
Panneerselvam P, John Erik Hermansen and Niels Halberg (2009) Organic agriculture for small holder’s food security in India. Paper presented in International Rural Network Forum, 23-28 August 2009. Udaipur, India.
Panneerselvam. P and Niels Halberg (2009) Food security of small farmers in relation to organic farming. BioFach conference in Nurenberg, Germany.
Dinesh Kumar, C.Devakumar, Rajesh Kumar, Aurovindo Das and P.Panneerselvam.(2006). Agronomic evaluation of urea coated with neem oil and its major components for enhanced nitrogen use efficiency and yield in aromatic rice. Abstract In “ 2nd International Rice Congress.” New Delhi. pp 379.
Rajesh Kumar, C. Devakumar, Dinesh Kumar, Garima Kakkar and P.Panneerselvam.(2006). Evaluation of urea coated with lipds and lipid associates for enhanced nitrogen use efficiency and yield of rice. Abstract In “2nd International Rice Congress.” New Delhi. pp 380-381.
Devkumar, C, Rajesh Kumar, Garima Kakkar, Panneerselvam. P and Dinesh Kumar (2007). Identification of marker in neem oil for the quality control of neem oil coated urea 37-38: In: Science for Food, Livelihood security and Rural Prosperity, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India.
Marital Status Married
Strengths Adaptable, Quick Learner and Hard working
Language Tamil, English, Telugu, Danish (little).
HONORS AND AWARDS
2001-2003- Junior Research Fellow Award, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi
2011- Reviewed a paper for Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension
2011- Reviewer to International Society of Organic Agriculture Research
2011- Reviewer to Journal of Organic System
2004: Passed National Eligibility Test for Assistant professor/ lecturer conducted by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, New Delhi.