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Shahid Ali

Candidate ID: 2245120

Career Summary

Doctorate with 15 years experience in Agriculture / Livestock / Irrigation/crop management/crop protection/ crop production/value chain management/seed production/ vegetable production, Aeroponics/tissue culture etc.

Skill Set

Fertilizers and pesticides, crop production and protection, diseases and pests management, value chain development, Organic farming etc.

Professional Information

Total Experience : 15

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Doctorate

Job Function : Agriculture / Livestock / Irrigation

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Profile Summary
Formal/farmers’ managed Hi-tech seed potato production systems, Cereal based-seed potato and sweet potato production systems (Agronomy), Biotic and abiotic stress, Integrated Pests and Disease Management (IPM/IDM), Etiology/Epidemiology of Fungal, Bacterial and Viral diseases, host-pathogen interactions, seed degeneration and integrated crop management strategies, post-harvest management technologies and value chain development, Technology dissemination/Promotion, Enterprise Development, content designing/writing of Knowledge Products, Development of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Report and Proposal writing, Experimental designs, Statistical tools for research data analyses, Co-ordinate and collaborate with partners/stakeholders (Universities, Govt. organisations, NGOs/FPOs/FPCs and private partners to achieve project milestones and implementation etc.

Professional Experience

March 2008- Sep 2013 Pathologist under ICAR Funded Project “Survey of virus vectors and pathogen pressure in potato production region in North-East India

Oct 2013- Aug 2017 Pathologist under ICAR Funded Project “Developing farmer-based potato system in non-traditional seed producing areas to benefit farmers of plateau region (Karnataka and Maharashtra), India”

Aug 2017-Juky 2019 Senior Potato Expert under IFAD and European Union Funded project “Food Resilience through root and tuber crops in upland and coastal communities of the Asia-Pacific” (FoodSTART+) based in Shillong, Meghalaya (North-East India)

Aug 2019-July 2020 Senior Agronomist and Post-harvest Specialist under RKVY project on achieving self-efficiency in potato production in Odisha, India

July-2020-Nov 2021
Associate Scientist and Project Manager RKVY funded project on achieving self-efficiency in potato production in Odisha, India

2021-May 2022 Associate Scientist and Project Manager IFAD funded project Seed Secure Meghalaya, India
Nov 6-at Present Associate Scientist and Consultant TAFSSA, Nalanda Bihar, India


2009- 2013 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) (Plant Pathology)
VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

2003-2005 Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) (Plant Pathology)
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

2001-2003 Mater of Science (M.Sc.) Botany (Cytogenetics, Plant Breeding and Plant Bio-technology)
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

1998-2001 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons.) Botany, Zoology & Chemistry
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Kumar BB,
M.Sc. Aphid vectors of potato and their management UAHS, Shimoga, Karnataka 1/8/2013 to 31/7/2015

Lavanya KS,
M.Sc. Evaluation of Potato genotypes under hill zone of Karnataka College of Horticulture (CoH), Mudigere, Karnataka 01/7/2015 to 1/10/2015

1. Ramachandra M Kullur
2. M.Sc. Genetic variabilities studies on Potato CoH, Mudigere, Karnataka 1/7/2016 to 1/10/2016

M. Shahnawaz
M.Sc. Effect of foliar application of nutrients on yield and quality of potato under hills zone of Karnataka CoH, Mudigere, Karnataka 1/7/2017 to 1/10/2017

Shubha AS,
M.Sc. Effect of INM on Growth, yield and quality of potato CoH, Mudigere, Karnataka 1/7/2017 to 1/10/2017

Selected Refereed Research Publications
1. Ali, S., A.A. Khan; B.Afreen; R.Sharma; T.Jahan and Q.A.Naqvi (2008) Natural occurrence of Cucumber mosaic virus associated with mottling and mosaic disease on Salvia splendens (Ker-Gawl), a new record from India. Australasian Plant Pathology (Disease Notes) 3, 118–120

2. S. Thomas-Sharma*, A. Abdurahman, S. Ali, J. L. Andrade-Piedra, S. Bao, A. O. Charkowski, D. Crook, M. Kadian, P. Kromann, P. C. Struik, L. Torrance, K. A.Garrett and G. A. Forbes (2016) Seed tuber degeneration in potato: the need for a new research and development Paradigm to mitigate the problem in developing countries Plant Pathology 65, 3-16

3. Ali, S., M.S. Kadian, M. Akhtar, V.K. Chandla and B.P. Singh (2013) Epidemiological approaches to control aphid-borne potato virus diseases in Meghalaya, India. Ann. Pl. Protec. Sci. 21 (2): 295-298

4. Ali, S., M.S. Kadian, O. Ortiz, B.P. Singh, V.K. Chandla and Masood Akhtar (2013) Degeneration of potato seed in Meghalaya and Nagaland states in North Eastern Hills of India. Potato Journal 40 (2) 122-127

5. Ali, S., MS Kadian, M. Akhtar, S Arya, VK Chandla, P. Govindakrishnan and BP Singh (2015) Potato Virus-Vector Aphid Epidemiology in North-Eastern Hills of India. Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett. 38:139-142

6. Kumara B.B., Kalleshwaraswamy C.M, Ali S and Kadian M.S. (2016) Efficiency of selected insecticides against green peach aphid, myzus persicae and virus incidence on potato. International Journal of Agricultural Sciences 53 (8) 2621-2

7. Ali, S., Kumar,BB., Kalleshwaraswamy CM., Kadian, MS., Ramakrishna,BV and Singh, B (2017) Low cost potato ware houses for Karnataka: A success story. J. Hortl. Sci. 12(1): 85-87

8. Kumara, BB., Kalleshwaraswamy, CM. Ali, S., Kadian, MS and Venkataravanappa, V (2017) Species composition and population dynamics of aphids influencing Potato Virus Y (PVY) incidence in Karnataka. Journal of Entomological and Zoological Studies 5(6):1242-46

9. Ali, S., Kumar, BB., Kalleshwaraswamy CM., Kadian, MS and Ramakrishna,BV. (2018) Studies on feasibility of sustainable quality seed potato production technology and development of supply chain for the benefit of small and marginal potato growers of Karnataka. J. Hortl. Sci. 13(1): 72-81

10. Hashem, S., Ali, T.A.,Akhtar, S., Nisar, S., Sageena, G., Ali, S., Al-Mannai, S., Therachiyil, L., Mir, R., Elfaki, I., Mir, M.M., Jamal, F., Masoodi, T., Uddinn, S., Singh, M., Haris, M., Macha, M. and Bhat, A.A. (2022) Targeting cancer signaling pathways by natural products: Exploring promising anti-cancer agents. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy 150 (2022) 113054.