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Cultivating Dreams: Dr. Sowmini Sunkara’s Trailblazing Journey in Agri-Entrepreneurship

In the vast fields of agriculture and rural development, one name stands out as a beacon of innovation and dedication – Dr. Sowmini Sunkara. A distinguished Agri-professional, researcher, and strategic entrepreneur, her journey is a testament to the transformative power of passion and expertise.

Roots in Biotechnology: A Blossoming Career

Dr. Sowmini Sunkara holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biotechnology, and her roots in the field run deep. With over 17 years of experience in Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biology, Plant Tissue Culture & Transformation, she has not only delved into the intricacies of science but has also mastered the art of applying it for societal benefit

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Seeding Change: Agrighar Services:

In 2019, Dr. Sowmini Sunkara sowed the seeds of change by founding Agrighar Services Pvt Ltd. As the Managing Director, she steers the ship with a strategic vision aimed at impacting rural livelihoods, agri-value chains, and farmer producer organizations (FPOs). Her commitment is reflected in the diverse range of projects, both national and international, that she manages.

A Multi-Faceted Entrepreneur: Building Bridges in Agriculture :

Dr. Sowmini Sunkara wears various entrepreneurial hats, showcasing her versatility and commitment to holistic agricultural development:

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Educator and Catalyst: Nurturing Agri-Entrepreneurial Minds

Dr. Sowmini’s journey extends beyond entrepreneurship into the realm of education and mentorship. A seasoned rural development professional and trainer, she has imparted knowledge to thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs, farmers, self-help group women, and agriculture students. Her training spans various concepts, including agri-entrepreneurship, rural livelihoods, agri-value chains, and FPOs.

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A Vision for Rural Livelihoods: Agrighar Skill Development Centre

Currently on a mission to create 1 lakh rural livelihoods, Dr. Sowmini is establishing the Agrighar Skill Development Centre (ASCI Empanelled) in Choutupal, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Telangana. The center aims to train and empower young minds in the agricultural sector.

Contributions to National Development: A Trusted Resource Person

Dr. Sowmini actively engages in national-level initiatives, contributing as a National Resource Person at the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). Her expertise extends to training state and district executives, as well as conducting evaluation and assessment studies for the Ministry of Rural Development.

A Global Speaker: Sharing Insights on International Platforms

Her influence extends beyond borders, with Dr. Sowmini being a keynote speaker at various international conferences and webinars. Her insights resonate on platforms like the National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), and AgHub, PJTSAU.


A Podcast Journey: Unveiling the Story of a Social Entrepreneur

In closing, Dr. Sowmini Sunkara’s journey is not just a story of individual success but a testament to the transformative power one person can have in shaping the future of agriculture, rural livelihoods, and entrepreneurial spirit. Her commitment to creating sustainable change is an inspiration for aspiring agri-entrepreneurs and a beacon of hope for the agricultural landscape.

To delve deeper into the narrative of this exceptional social entrepreneur, one can tune in to Dr. Sowmini Sunkara’s podcast, available on Anchor and Spotify.

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