Dr. Vithal Karoshi has academic background in agricultural development and agroforestry. He has about 20 years of experience comprising projects management in both international and domestic in the areas of international development, organization development & capacity building, agricultural technical and vocational education, research and teaching besides green field projects in agriculture. He has experience working with small holder farmers in different geographies in India, Ethiopia and Malawi. He has managed projects supported by DFID-NRI-UK, Rockefeller Foundation, CSIRO, DANIDA-Agroforestry and USAID. He has successfully introduced farmers friendly cost-efficient plants production methods, rain water harvesting and agroforestry models in Ethiopia with small holder farmers to improve cropping intensity and build resilience in resource poor farming families. His major strengths are sustainable contract farming and seed value chain development by involving small holder farmers.
He encourages environmentally friendly technologies including water and energy saving both in office and home environment. He is a bird and animal lover. He likes to spend his free time in growing organic vegetables for home consumption.