Summary Please do not apply if you do not have masters in Economics, Statistics or Agriculture. Main
Responsibilities Along with the below listed responsibilities, the employee should conduct any other business related to the function as required by his supervisor.
1.Implementation and supervision of agreed research methodology for crop estimation
2.Regularly updating and maintaining databases / time series data and contribution to the development of the research methodology and strategy.
Continuous review of the methodology being applied in view of observations made during crop tours
3.Collection and evaluation of primary and secondary data and performing sanity check on databases and external sources to ensure consistency of data.
4.Creating automation tools using macros, power pivot in MS Excel, which can help in making the task of updating data, swift and efficient.
5.Estimate Cotton areas by collecting data from a) official sources regularly b) Confirmation of area estimates through visual estimation of area changes c) Farmer interviews d) Gathering of information from third parties like research institutes, state farms etc.
6.Cotton Consumption / Demand Estimation and tracking Exports and Imports
7.Highlight the risks to the crop estimate by working out various scenarios. Assessment of the impact of various scenarios on yields and associated probabilities such as weather, pests, diseases and changing costs or supply of inputs or labor etc
8.Conducting Gin surveys and Balance Sheet reconciliation.
9.Creating comprehensive and user friendly databases for cotton supply and demand estimates.
10.Coordinate with Agronomists / regional teams for pressing surveys
11.Communication of the findings in the form of well-argued crop tour report, statistical analysis Skills 1.Strong data Analytical & Problem solving ability and logical thinking
2.Working knowledge in Excel and Knowledge in advanced excel & statistics would also be an added advantage.
3.Willing to travel upcountry on regular basis for crop tours and to supervise the implementation of crop estimation methodology with team members
4.Open to learn new skills and with an interest in agriculture. Required
Education Master’s in Production Economics / Masters in Statistics / Masters in Agricultural statistics / Masters in Agri Business