Institute for Social and Economic Change

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Ramappa K B


Ramappa K B

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Professor and Head, Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Centre (ADRTC)

Area of Specialisation
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Rural Development
  • Agribusiness
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Agricultural Economics
Academic Qualification
  • Completed PhD (Business Management) in 2007 with 93.40%.
  • Completed MBA (Agribusiness) in 2004 with 89.6%.
  • Completed BSc (Agricultural Marketing & Co-operation) in 2001 with 78.80% 
  • Food Retailing in Karnataka (India) – A case of supermarkets, Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN– 978-3-659-27432-9.

  • Essentials of Services Marketing: Case, Concepts & Theories of Services Marketing, Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN– 978-3-659-38545-2.

Chapters in Edited Books
  1. Case study titled “Development of Urban and Peri-Urban Dairying: A study in Bangalore City” with Elumalai Kannan and A. V. Manjunath. ‘Development trends in Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture’. Westville Publishing House, New Delhi. ISBN 978-93-83491-22-3, pp 189-200. Compiled publication of National Seminar held at ISEC, Bangalore on 8 August 2013.
  2. Paper titled ““Factors influencing the consumer to purchase food products in supermarkets”. Himalaya Publications, ISBN 978-93-5051-833-5, pp 240-241. Compile publication of National Conference held at Tumkur University, Karnataka on 25 August 2012.
International Journals
  1. Ramappa K.B. and Manjunatha A.V., (2016) Agricultural Subsidies and Food Security: A Comparative Analysis of India and China. International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, ISSN: 0975-3710 & E-ISSN: 0975-9107, Volume 8, Issue 7, pp.-1057-1063.
  2. Manjunatha, A.V., Ramappa, K.B., Lavanya, B.T., and Mamatha, N.C. (2016). Present status and prospects of Contract Farming in India . International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, 8 (7), 1072-1075.
  3. Vijayachandra Reddy, S.,Mundinamani, S. M., and Ramappa, K.B., ‘An economic Analysis of Organic Farming Systems in Gadag District of Karnataka (India)’, International Journal of Development and Emerging Economics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 1-10, December 2013. Published by European Centre for Research Training and Development UK (
  4. Ramappa, K. B., and Shivaprasad, G., “Financial performance of supermarkets in Karnataka”, Global Journal of Management and Business Research Finance, ISSN: 2249-4588, Vol 13 Issue 4 Version 1.0, Year 2013.
  5. Manikandan S., and Ramappa K B., “Sustainable Water Resource Management”, International Journal of Research in Management (IJRM) (ISSN – 2249-5908). (Issue 2, Volume 6: November 2012).
  6. Ramappa, K B., and Manikandan S., “Problems faced by the Supermarketers – A Case of Karnataka State, (INDIA)”, Zenith International Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research, Vol.2, Issue 12, December 2012, ISSN   2231-5780.
  7. Ramappa, K B., Goudappa S B., Chandrashekhar S M and B. S. Reddy., “Study on investment pattern and organizational structure of supermarkets in India – An empirical evidence of Karnataka”, European Journal of Business Management, Vol 4, No.10, 2012, pp 118-124. ISSN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2839 (Online).
National Journals
  1. Ramappa K. B., Jyoti Upaddhyay and Nagaraju, Y., ‘Growth of Horticulture Sector in Karnataka – Post Reform Period’. Indian Journal of  Economics and Development, 11(3): July-September, 2015.
  2. Lavanya B.T and Ramappa, K.B. ‘Food Processing Industry in India: An Overview’, SYMPHONY ZIMCA’s Management Journal, Issue IV 2015, pp68-76. ISSN 2277-4661.
  3. B. S. Reddy, Ramappa K. B., Rajeshwari B. N., and Suresh S Patil.,  ‘Impact Of An Innovative Market Information System For Pulses In Northern Karnataka’, Indian Journal of Marketing, Vol (44)8:August 2014,pp56-65.
  4. K.B. Ramappa, B.S. Reddy and Savita K. Patil., “Water Conservation in India: An Institutional perspective”. Ecology, Environment & Conservation, Vol 20(1):2014;pp.(303-311). ISSN 0971-765X.
  5. Savita K. Patil, B.S. Reddy and K.B. Ramappa., “Excessive  use of fertilizers and plant protection chemicals in paddy and its economic impact in Tungabhadra  project command area of Karnataka, India”. Ecology, Environment & Conservation, Vol 20(1):2014;pp.(297-302). ISSN 0971-765X.
  6. Kiran, G., and Ramappa, K.B., “Promoting Entrepreneurship in India”, SYPHONY ZIMCA’s Management Journal, ISSN 2277-4661, Vol-II, April 2013, Issue I.
  7. Kiran, G., and Ramappa, K. B., “An Empirical Study on HRD Climate in Public Sector Banks – A case study of Bangalore”, Dnyanganga Management Journal, ( ISSN 2277-453X), Issue 2, Vol II, March 2013.
  8. Ramappa,K.B., Manikandan, S., and Shivaprasad, G., 2013. “Innovations in rural banking sector- special reference to Axis Bank”. Symphony ZIMCA’s Management Journal, (ISSN 2277-4661), Vol-I, April 2012, Issue I, pp 24-28.
  9. Yogisha, G.M., Ramappa, K.B., Mahajanshetti, S.B., and Vijayakumar, H.S., 2008, “Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in India: An Insight into Progress of Rural Economy”, Financing Agriculture – A National Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, January-February 2008, Vol 40, 1.
  10. Shetti, S. B. M. Ramappa, K. B. Basavaraj, H., 2006. Milk and Milk Products: A Study of Consumption Pattern and Consumer Preferences in Hubli-Dharwad Twin Cities of Karnataka. Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, ISSN : 0971-8664, VOL 20; No. 2, pp 16-24.
  11. Shetti, S. B. M., Ramappa, K. B., Rajashekhar Karjagi and Basavaraj H., 2007. Sources of Milk and Milk Products in Hubli-Dharwad twin cities of Karnataka. RURAL INDIA, MAY, pp 89-91.
  12. Shetti, S. B. M., Ramappa, K. B., Rajashekhar Karjagi and Basavaraj H., 2007. Consumption Pattern of Milk and Milk Products in Hubli-Dharwad twin cities of Karnataka. RURAL INDIA, MAY, pp 89-91.
Papers Presented at Conferences/Seminars
International Conferences
  • A paper on “Fruits and Vegetable Consumers’ Behaviour Towards Selected Stores of Organised Retailers in Bangalore City” at the Second International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence (ICBAI-2014) organised by Department of Management Studies (DoMS) – Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in collaboration with Data Centre and Analytics Lab (DCAL), Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) on 18-20 December, 2014 (Co-Author – Dr. Manjunath A.V.).

  • A paper on “Purchasing Pattern, Value Addition and Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives of Modern Food Retailers in Karnataka” at the Fourth Biennial Supply Chain Management Conference, 2014 organised by the Supply Chain Management Centre, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) in collaboration with EADS-SMI Chair for Sourcing and Supply Management on 18-19 December, 2014 (Co-Author – Dr. Manjunath A.V.).

  • Ramappa, K.B. Yogisha, G.M., Karnool, N.N. and Mahajanshetti, S.B., 2007. Status and potential of value addition in India for major agricultural commodities. International Conference on 21st Century challenges to sustainable agri-food systems, March 15-17, Bangalore, India.

  • Kiran, G and Ramappa, K. B., Role of women- A crucial to advance Development, ‘Role of Women in Achieving a Sustainable Future’ organized by SRN Adarsha College, Chamarajpet, Bangalore on 15th March 2013.

  • Ramappa, K. B and Shivaprasad, G., Education Sector – The next Big Business Opportunity in India, International Conference on ‘Business Opportunities in Emerging Asia’ organized by Acharya Bangalore B-School at Colombo, Srilanka on 22nd and 23rd August 2012.

National Conferences
  • A paper on ‘Value Chain Analysis of tomato marketing systems in Karnataka’ in the National Seminar on ‘Financing of Agriculture Value Chains: Challenges and Opportunities’ organised by National Bank for Rural Development (NABARD) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), South Asia Office, India. held at Lucknow, India on 29th-30th November, 2015.
  • A paper on ” Contract Farming in India: A Review” at at the 28th National Conference on Agricultural Marketing held at Anand, Gujarat on 4th, 5th and 6th December 2014 (Co-Authors – Dr. Manjunath A.V. and Lavanya, B.T.).
  • Paper on ‘Livelihood and sustainable developmental strategies in North Eastern States of India’. Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, on 22-23rd November, 2013.
  • Ramappa, K. B., Manikandan, S and Shivaprasad, G., Innovations in Rural Banking Sector – Special Reference to Axis Bank, National Seminar on ‘Innovation & Business’, Zeal Institute of Management & Computer Application, Narhe, Pune, Journal of Zeal Institute of Management and Computer Application, ISSN -2231-5063, 9th, 10th & 11th March, 2012.
  • Ramappa, K.B., and Shivaprasad, G., Factors influencing the consumer to purchase food products in supermarkets” ‘Retail Sector in India- Opportunities and Challenges’ organized by Tumkur University, Karnataka, 25th August 2012. ISBN -978-93-5051-833-5, pp 240-241.
  • Ramappa, K. B and Manikandan, S., Agricultural Marketing Movements in India –History and Growth of Indian Agribusiness, National Conference on “Ancient Sciences, Archaeology and History of Indian Business”, jointly organized by ABBS, Bangalore, ASASI & KRI, 24th and 25th of March, 2012.
Popular articles published in leading Dailies/Institutional / Govt. Departmental Periodicals/ Radio Talks/ TV Programmes/ Phone-in Programmes.
  • K.B. Ramappa, G.M. Yogesh, H.S. Vijaykumar, Krishi Munnade, 2007, Bharatada Hainugaarike Udyam – Ondu Kirunota, Retrieved from
  • K.B. Ramappa, G.M. Yogesh, H.S. Vijaykumar, Krishi Munnade, 2007, Bharatada Kempu Menasinakai Rafptina Samartya. Retrieved from
  • G.M. Yogesh., K.B. Ramappa, and S.B. Mahajanshetty.,2006. Jainik Indanad Agatyate. Retrieved from
  • G.M. Yogesh., K.B. Ramappa, and S.B. Mahajanshetty.,2006. Rytharalli Jagrathi- Krishiya Susthirathege Nandi. Retrieved from
  • Ramappa K. B (4), Agriclinics and Agribusiness

Workshops/Trainings Programmes Organised

  1. Organized a Inception workshop on “Impact Evaluation of Bhoochetana Programme in Karnataka” during 17th September, 2014 at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore-72 along with Dr. Elumalai Kannan.
  2. Organized National Level Workshop on RKVY Impact Evaluation – An Interactive Sessions with States and Union Territory officials in-charge of RKVY (for 4 days with different regions) at ISEC, Bangalore from 10th February to 13th February 2014 along with ADRTC Team.
  3. Conducted training programme for Sitarji Foundation Team on Data Collection for the  project Impact Evaluation of RKVY projects at Lucknow from 18th January  to 23rd January 2014 along with Dr. Parmod Kumar & Dr. Komol Singha.
  4. Conducted training programme for Prof. Amar (Manipur University) Team on Data Collection for the  project Impact Evaluation of RKVY projects at Imphal from 29th January 2014 to 4th February 2014 along with Dr. Parmod Kumar & Dr. Komol Singha.
  1. ‘Value Chain Analysis of Tomato Marketing Systems in Karnataka’ sponsored by NABARD (Rs. 10 lakh).
  2. ‘Impact Evaluation of Bhoochetana Program in Karnataka’ sponsored by International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Crops (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India (Rs. 21.50 lakh) – working a Project Director along with Elumalai Kannan.
  3. ‘Adoption of recommended doses of fertilizers on soil test basis by farmers in Karnataka’, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi.
  4. ‘Impact Evaluation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) Projects’ across the country as a Team member along with ADRTC faculties (4.96 crores).
  5. Worked as ‘Project Enumerator’ under the Karnataka State Watershed Board’s project entitled “Monitoring and Concurrent Evaluation of Watersheds in North Karnataka” during the period 2004-05 and Karnataka State Agricultural Marketing Board’s project “Feasibility of Establishment of Raitha Santhe in all talukas of Koppal District in North Karnataka” during 2002-03.

Projects on-going

  1. ‘Impact of ‘Neem Coated Urea’ on production, productivity and soil health in India, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI.
  2. ‘Adoption of recommended doses of fertilizers on soil test basis by farmers in India’, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi. (Report Writing in Progress).
Professional Membership
  • Society of Economics and Development, Indian Journal of Economics and Development, Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141 004.

Dr. Ramappa K B
Professor and Head, ADRTC
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. BANGALORE-560072, India
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