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Ankit Chandra joined DWFI as program associate in August 2020. He designs, manages, and implements research and capacity-building programs to support agricultural entrepreneurs and startups. Chandra’s expertise includes research on the water-energy-food nexus in agriculture, project management, data and geospatial analyses, econometric modeling, and business model development.
Prior to working with DWFI, Ankit ran an agtech startup (Farmanze) in India for a couple of years and also served as a Program Manager for DeHaat (an agtech startup that provides integrated farming solutions in India). Ankit holds a master’s degree in agricultural and biological systems engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he worked on analyzing the engineering and economic performance of a community-based mechanized irrigation scheme in Rwanda.