Profile of Dr Aliza Pradhan


Name: Dr Aliza Pradhan

Designation: Scientist (Agronomy)

Date of Birth: 24.05.1984

Area of Specialization: Conservation agriculture, Cropping system & water management

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Mobile: +91-9437937688Phone: 02112-254057, Fax: 02112-254056




Year of Passing


PhD (Natural Resources & Environmental Management)


University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

M.Sc. (Agronomy)


Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, odisha

B.Sc. (Agriculture)


Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, odisha

Professional History





October, 2018 –till date

ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune, India


July, 2018 –October, 2018

ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, Telangana

Project Coordinator

July, 2016 –June, 2018

M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, TamilNadu

Postdoctoral Researcher

July, 2015 – June, 2016

Kindai University, Japan & University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Project Fellow

Dec, 2010- Oct, 2011

Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha


Published more than 15 research articles, 7 book chapters, 6 popular articles, 3 technical bulletins.

Publication List

  • Bird., F. A., Pradhan, A., Bhavani, R. V., Dangour, A. D. (2019) Interventions in agriculture for nutrition outcomes: A systematic review focused on South Asia. Food Policy 82: 39-49.
  • Pradhan, A., Panda, A.K., Bhavani, R. V. (2019) Finger millet in tribal farming systems contributes to increased availability of nutritious food at household level: Insights from India. Agricultural Research 8(4): 540-547.
  • Pradhan, A., Chan, C., Roul, P.K., Halbrendt, J., Sipes, B. (2018). Potential of conservation agriculture (CA) for climate change adaptation and food security under rainfed uplands of India: A transdisciplinary approach. Agricultural Systems 163: 27-35.
  • Pradhan, A., Idol, T. and Roul, P.K. (2016) Conservation agriculture practices in rainfed uplands of India improve maize-based system productivity and profitability. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1-12.
  • Nithya, D.J., Sathanandham, R., Pradhan, A. (2018) Effect of Agricultural seasons on energy intake: Evidence from two agro-ecologically different rural districts of India. Food and Nutrition Science 9(5): 542-555.
  • Chan, C., Sipea, B., Ayman, A., Zhang, X., LaPorte, P., Fernendes, F., Pradhan, A., Chan-Dentoni, J., Roul, P. (2017). Efficiency of Conservation Agriculture Production Systems for Smallholders in Rain-fed uplands in India: A transformative approach to food security. Land 6, 58 (1-12) doi:10.3390/land6030058.
  • Pradhan, A. and Bhavani, R. V. (2017) Building climate resilient communities in India. 160:10-10.
  • Pradhan, A., Maske, M., Sayre, M., Sadatpure, M. (2016) Assessment of Physico-chemical Parameters and Nutrient Availability in Soils of Arvi and Karanja Blocks of Wardha district, Maharashtra. Agropedology 26(02): 237-241.
  • Pradhan, A., Panda, A. K. , Maske, M. And Bhavani, R. V. (2016) Enhancement of food and nutritional security of rural poor through tuber crops. Journal of root crops 42(2): 3-8.
  • Pradhan, A. and Mohanty, M. (2016). Vermicomposting from agricultural wastes and its application in agricultural production systems. Journal of sustainable planet, 85-90.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Agricultural Research Service-2016 (AIR 1st in Agronomy)
  • Young Scientist Award by Odisha Environment Congress (2015).
  • Award of Merit by College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR), University of Hawaii, USA (2014).
  • East West Center Student Affiliate Award by East West Centre, USA (2012-2015).
  • POSCO Asia Fellowship by POSCO TJ Park Foundation (2009).
  • University Gold Medal for Best Post-Graduate in M.Sc. (Agronomy), 2011, by Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha (2012)
  • Ten gold medals for University Best Graduate (Agriculture) by Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha (2010).

Member of Professional bodies

  • Life Member of Indian Society of Agronomy (ISA)
  • Life member of Society for Agriculture on Abiotic Stress (SARAS)
  • Life member of Agricultural Research Service Scientist’s Forum (ARSSF)
  • Member American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America & American Society of Crop Science (2012-2015).