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TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies

A Global Challenges Research Fund project


Sandeep Dixit is the Director at Centers for International Projects Trust (CIPT) – a research and development organization established by Columbia Water Center, Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA. Mr. Dixit spearheads the organisational efforts in developing the water and agriculture programme, with strong roots in research and advocacy with the view to promote the cause of water conservation in the agriculture and industry sectors.


Mr Dixit’s professional experience spans over 20 years in the development sector across India, Bhutan and Myanmar. He is engaged in the thematic areas of water-energy and agriculture nexus, climate change and vulnerability, food and livelihood security, sustainable agriculture, water governance, health and nutrition, and poverty. His areas of expertise include program development, implementation, research and policy advocacy, resource management, capacity building and knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, partnership and alliance building, donor relationship and grant management, community engagement, and scaling-up of large-scale, multi-state flagship programmes. As a Co-PI, to the project FP4 he is working closely with the Cambridge University researchers in India. He is also leading the efforts with Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan, on a project called Aakash, toward Clean Air, Public Health and Sustainable Agriculture.

Mr Dixit is the recipient of ‘Fellowship’ from the Department of State, USA for the ‘International Visiting Leadership Program’ in USA.


Key publications: 

Vatta K., Bhogal S., Petrie C.A., Greens A.S., Dixit S. (2021) Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Punjab Agriculture. In: Singh S., Singh L., Vatta K. (eds) Covid-19 Pandemic and Economic Development. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.

Vatta K, Budhiraja P and Dixit S (2017) Vulnerability of Tribal Rural Households in India: Measuring the Current Status, Risks of Climate Shocks and Impact of Potential Interventions for Improving Rural Livelihoods, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2017, vol. 72, issue 3, DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302271.

Sharan A and Dixit S (2017) In Jharkhand, Using an Old Technique for Sustainable Water.

Dixit et al., (2017) Best Practices on Water and Agricultural Sustainability Compendium,

Ali S Z, Dixit S and Sidhu RS (2015) Strengthening Value Chains for Fruits and Vegetables in Punjab: Alternative for Faster Growth in Agriculture.

Dixit S (2015) Making Agriculture Sustainable in One of India's Poorest States.


Director, Centers for International Projects Trust (CIPT).
Not available for consultancy