Dr. Ashwini Darekar is presently working as Consultant at National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) Hyderabad, India. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV), Rahuri, MS, India. She had over 5 years of experience in research and extension work. She has published over thirty research papers in peer-reviewed and reputed international and national journals. She has participated and presented papers in several international and national conferences/workshops and acquired training on “Agribusiness planning and Project Appraisal Techniques” at IIT Delhi and “Faculty Development Programme on Case Method Teaching and Case Writing in Agribusiness” AT MANAGE Hyderabad. She is a member of the Society of Economics and Development (SOED), Indian Journal of Economics and Development, PAU, Ludhiana, Agriculture Economics Research Association (AERA) India, PUSA, New Delhi, Journal of Agriculture Research and Technology (JART), COA, Pune and Indian Society of Alliums, Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research Station, Rajgurunagar, Pune. She is an Associate Editorial member and reviewer of Society of Economics and Development (SOED), Indian Journal of Economics and Development, PAU, Ludhiana.
Dr. Ashwini Darekar research interests are Price predictions and Market Co-integration; Monitoring and Evaluation; Impact Assessment; Agricultural Markets in Developing Countries; Food Security and Sustainable Development; Rural Development Policy.