About Dr. Nabajyoti Deka

Dr. Nabajyoti Deka

Dr. Nabajyoti Deka

Specialization Areas: Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development, Business Economics, Sustainability of Agri-food Systems

Dr. Nabajyoti Deka has a B. Tech in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from VNIT Nagpur. After working in Sales & Marketing at Calderys India Ltd., Nagpur, he earned a Master’s in Business Management at SMS, University of Hyderabad, from 2010 to 2012. He led the SMS student placements team. After graduating, he taught in IIIT Nuzvid, Andhra Pradesh. He coordinated IIIT Nuzvid’s career development and placement programmes.

He has a Ph.D. in Agribusiness economics and management from IIT Kharagpur. Prof. Nabajyoti’s PhD work is interdisciplinary, drawing from economics, business management, and social sciences. Dr. Nabajyoti is UGC NET and JRF-qualified in business management. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher on a multi-country, short-term study about climate change adaptation (https://www.empower-project.org/). Dr. Nabajyoti has presented at international conferences including:

Global Marketing Conference by GAMMA (Seoul, 2020), 89th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association (Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2019), AAS-in-Asia conference (Taiwan, 2015), and various IITs and IIMs in India conferences.

Research interest:

Different yet interrelated areas that include agricultural economics, agricultural marketing, agricultural entrepreneurship, small-scale agribusinesses, agricultural value chains, sustainability of agri-food systems, alternative food systems, climate smart agriculture.

Research skills:

Mixed methods, qualitative research, participatory research.

  • Publications:
    • ★ Nabajyoti Deka and Kishor Goswami. (2022). Organic cultivation and sustainable value chain development for tea smallholders: Findings from Assam, India. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 32, 562-579, (Indexed: SCOPUS/SCIE/SSCI) (Q1). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2022.05.004)
    • ★ Nabajyoti Deka, Kishor Goswami, and Kumar Anurupam. (2021). What will drive the small tea growers towards environment-friendly cultivation? Implications from the tea sector in Assam, India. Climate and Development. (Indexed: SCOPUS/SSCI) (Q1). (https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2021.1930988)
    • ★ Nabajyoti Deka and Kishor Goswami. (2021). Economic sustainability of organic cultivation of Assam tea produced by small-scale growers. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 26, 111-125. (Indexed: SCOPUS/SCIE/SSCI) (Q1) (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2020.09.020)
    • ★ Nabajyoti Deka, Kishor Goswami, Abhay S. Thakur, and P. B. S. Bhadoria. (2020). Are farmer producer companies ready to behave as business entities? Insights from the vegetable-based farmer companies in West Bengal, India. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 18(6), 521-536. (Indexed: SCOPUS/SCIE) (Q1) (https://doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2020.1794213)
    • ★ Nabajyoti Deka and Kishor Goswami. (2020). Organic cultivation and farm entrepreneurship: a case of small tea growers in rural Assam, India. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 44(4), 446-466. (Indexed: SCOPUS/SCIE) (Q1) (https://doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2019.1646373)