Program Director, BAIF Institute for Rural Development
Shivarudrappa comes with nearly three decades of experience in rural development serving in various positions at BAIF Development Research Foundation, one of India's oldest development organizations. He is currently serving as the Program Director, taking care of the three states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
His areas of expertise include Agri Business, Watershed and Livestock Development, training of human resources for the development sector and formation and strengthening of Cattle Breeders Associations. He travelled to the Netherlands in 2004 to attend a training on Dairy Chain and Systems for agricultural development at International Agricultural Center, Wageningen University, giving him vital exposure to happenings in the international agricultural arena.
Shivarudrappa has presented papers at many National Symposiums and Seminars, while also being invited as a distinguished subject matter expert at workshops and conferences, across the country.