Profile of Dr. V.R. Kiresur

Kiresur, V. R.  

Elected Fellow –2012

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry- Agricultural Economics

DB: 23-12-1963

Birth place

Dharwad, Karnataka, India.


University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, B.Sc. (Ag.Maco) (1985); University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad,  M.Sc.(Ag) (1987); Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi , PhD. (1992).

Positions held 

Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (2011- till date); Senior Scientist (Economics) ICRISAT, Hyderabad (2008-2011); Head, Project Planning and Monitoring Cell & Nodal Officer (NATP/NAIP), UAS, Dharwad (2001-2008); Assistant Director of Research, UAS, Dharwad (2000-2001); Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, UAS, Dharwad (1998-2000); Consultant to ICRISAT (for ILRI Project), ICRISAT, Hyderabad (On deputation from ICAR) (1998-1998); Scientist (Senior Scale), DOR, Hyderabad (ICAR) (1997-1998); Scientist, DOR, Hyderabad (ICAR) (1993-1997); Scientist (P), NAARM, Hyderabad (ICAR) (1992-1993).

Research Area

Agricultural Economics: Resource and Production Economics, Impact Assessment, Agricultural Marketing, Technological Forecasting, Agricultural Research Prioritization, Poverty, Food and Nutritional Security, Gender.

Awards and fellowships

Awards :
Resource Mobilizer Award for Asia (2009) by ICRISAT), Hyderabad; Best Agricultural Economist National Award for the year 2003-04 (2006) by Rao Bahadur Dr.Ram Dhan Singh Memorial Trust; UAS Incentive Award (2005) by UAS, Dharwad;  Best Project Award (2004) by Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Vocational Excellence Award in the field of Agril. Research and Teaching (2004) Rotary Club, Dharwad; Certificate of Appreciation (2002) by NAARM, Hyderabad; Letter of Appreciation (2001) by Vice-Chancellor, UAS, Dharwad; ICAR Young Scientist Award [for the biennium 1997-98] (1999); Indian Council of Agril. Research, New Delhi ; D.K.Desai Prize Award (1997) Indian Society of Agril. Economics, Mumbai.

Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad (2002-03) by ISOR, Hyderabad.


Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural Sciences (Dharwad), College of Agriculture, Bijapur – 586101 (Karnataka)
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“Samruddhi”, 3rd Cross, Narayanpur, Opp.TV Tower Gate, Haliyal Road, Dharwad-580 008 (Karnataka)
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