Dominic Tasila Konja | Agricultural Economics | Young Scientist Award

 Dr. Dominic Tasila Konja | Agricultural Economics | Young Scientist Award

With a solid academic foundation in Agricultural Economics and extensive practical experience, I am driven by principles of hard work, patience, and continuous learning. I thrive both independently and within diverse teams, adapting seamlessly to multicultural settings. My career objective is to secure a lecturing position in a reputable tertiary institution, specializing in subjects such as Entrepreneurship, Marketing, International Trade, Agribusiness, and Economics. I possess a Master’s in Agricultural Economics from the University for Development Studies and have contributed significantly as an Agricultural Extension Agent and Teaching Assistant. My research interests include agricultural productivity, econometric modeling, and consumer preference analysis, supported by proficiency in STATA, SPSS, and Microsoft Office Suite.




Personal Motivation 💪🌍

I believe in hard work with patience, humility, and determination. I am not afraid to make mistakes but learn from them, turning failures into successes. While I excel in team environments to achieve common goals, I am also capable of working independently with minimal supervision. Adaptability in multicultural settings and perseverance until achieving goals are integral to my work ethic.

Career Objective📚🌱💼

To secure employment as a lecturer in a reputable tertiary institution, imparting knowledge in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, International Trade, Agribusiness, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Resource Economics, Environmental Economics, and Research Methodology.

Educational Training

  • M.Phil. Agricultural Economics (2016 – 2019)
    University for Development Studies, Nyankpala Campus
  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness (2011 – 2015)
    University for Development Studies, Nyankpala Campus
    Second Class Upper Division
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Computer (April – October, 2007)
    JASU Ventures, Computer Training Division, Yeji

Working Experience📊📝🎓

Agricultural Extension Agent Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Kumbungu District, Northern Region October 2018 – Present. Teaching Assistant National Service, University for Development Studies, Nyankpala Campus September 2014 – August 2015. Inventory Officer (Internship) USAID, ACDI/VOCA, ADVANCE II, West Mamprusi DistrictOctober 2015 – August 2016. Teacher Springboard International School, Yeji-Brong Ahafo Region July 2011 – September 2011

Research Experience

  • Conducted several research projects focusing on agricultural economics, resource efficiency, and community development across Northern Ghana.

Workshops and Seminars Attended

  • Attended workshops and seminars enhancing research skills, including proposal writing, questionnaire design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation.

Research Interests

  • Agricultural productivity and frontier analyses
  • Econometric modeling
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Profitability analysis
  • Consumer preference analysis

Information, Technology, and Communication Skills💻📊🖥️

Proficient in STATA, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), and Internet applications.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Technical and resource-use-efficiency among smallholder rice farmers in Northern Ghana
    • Journal: Cogent Food & Agriculture
    • Cited by: 46
    • Year: 2019


  • Profitability and profit efficiency of certified groundnut seed and conventional groundnut production in Northern Ghana: A comparative analysis
    • Journal: Cogent Economics & Finance
    • Cited by: 25
    • Year: 2019


  • Technology Adoption and Output Difference Among Groundnut Farmers in Northern Ghana
    • Journal: The European Journal of Development Research
    • Cited by: 6
    • Year: 2021


  • Market participation of smallholder groundnut farmers in Northern Ghana: Generalised double-hurdle model approach
    • Journal: Cogent Economics & Finance
    • Cited by: 4
    • Year: 2023


  • The locational and gendered impacts of Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) on children education in Ghana
    • Journal: International Journal of Social Economics
    • Cited by: 2
    • Year: 2022


  • Collective market action, farm performance, and household welfare among maize farmers: the role of outgrower scheme in Northern Ghana
    • Journal: Applied Economics
    • Year: 2024


SUBHADIP PAL | Agricultural Economics | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. SUBHADIP PAL | Agricultural Economics | Best Researcher Award


👩‍🔬 Subhadip Pal is a dedicated academician and researcher with expertise in agricultural economics and sustainable development. Holding a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, his research focuses on topics such as women empowerment, resource utilization efficiency, and decision-making in agriculture. With a strong publication record in reputable journals and active participation in conferences and workshops, Pal demonstrates a commitment to advancing knowledge in his field. As an Assistant Professor at esteemed institutions like The Neotia University and Centurion University of Technology and Management, he contributes to shaping the future generation of agricultural professionals. Pal’s accolades, including prestigious awards and memberships in academic associations, underscore his dedication to excellence in research and teaching.🌟






Seeking opportunities with an organization that fosters professional growth and enhances my knowledge.

🎓Academic Qualification

Madhyamik (Secondary)Board/University: West-Bengal Board of Secondary Education Year of Passing: 2004 Marks Obtained (%): 86.25%OGPA: Not Applicable. Class/Division: 1stMajor Subjects: Bengali, English, Geography, History, Physical Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physics (Additional)Higher Secondary (10+2)Board/University: West-Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education Year of Passing: 2006Marks Obtained (%): 69.20%OGPA: Not Applicable. Class/Division: 1st Major Subjects: Bengali, English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons. Institution: Palli Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati. Year of Passing: 2010 Marks Obtained (%): 67.40% OGPA: 6.74Class/Division: 2ndSpecialization: Agricultural Economics & Extension. M.Sc. (Ag.)Department: Department of Agricultural Economics, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology Year of Passing: 2013Marks Obtained (%): 87.90%OGPA: 8.79Class/Division: 1stMajor Subject: Agricultural Economics Thesis Work: “Women empowerment and Decision making in Agriculture through SHG” Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics University: Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya Year of Passing: 2023Percentage: 77.2%OGPA: 7.72Class/Division: 1stMajor Subject: Agricultural Economics Thesis Work: “Economic study on irrigation and sustainable groundwater resource management in West Bengal.”

💼Working Experience

Assistant Professor (Adhoc.) in School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, The Neotia University, since December 2020.Assistant Professor at Centurion University of Technology and Management, since March 2019.

🏅 Awards:

Young Scientist Award from VDGOOD Professional Association, 2019.Best Outstanding Young Scientist National Award 2021 from Kamarajar Institute of Education and Research, Theni, Tamil Nadu, India.Young Scientist Award at the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “Innovative approaches in Agriculture, Horticulture & allied Sciences” jointly organized by SGT UNIVERSITY, GURUGRAM (ICAR Accredited), ISAHRD, CHANDIGARH & Just Agriculture-the Magazine at SGT University, Gurugram, held on 29-31 March 2023.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Participation and role of rural women in decision making related to farm activities: A study in Burdwan district of West Bengal
    • Authors: S Pal, S Haldar
    • Journal: Economic Affairs
    • Volume: 61
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 55-63
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 34


  1. Title: Participation of rural women in agriculture and livestock in Burdwan district, West Bengal, India: A regional analysis
    • Author: S Pal
    • Journal: International Journal of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Research
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue: 4
    • Year: 2013
    • Citations: 14


  1. Title: Comparative study on decision-making power of self-help group and non-self-help group women in relation to farm activities
    • Author: S Pal
    • Journal: International Journal of Agricultural Extension
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 21-28
    • Year: 2014
    • Citations: 13


  1. Title: Determining the Role of Rural Women in Decision Making Related to Farm Activities in Burdwan, West Bengal, India
    • Author: S Pal
    • Journal: Current Aspects in Business, Economics and Finance
    • Year: 2022
  1. Title: Understanding agricultural information networks in West Bengal, India
    • Authors: S Haldar, S Misra, S Pal, D Basu, R Goswami
    • Journal: Indian Research Journal of Extension Education
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 25-34
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 12


  1. Title: Statistical modeling and forecasting of food grain in effects on public distribution system: an application of ARIMA model
    • Authors: S Ray, B Bhattacharyya, S Pal
    • Journal: Indian Journal of Economics and Development
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 739-744
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 12


  1. Title: Social and Economic Empowerment of Rural Women through Self Help Groups (SHGS): A Case Study in West Bengal, India
    • Author: PAL Subhadip
    • Journal: International Journal of Agriculture Sciences
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue: 32
    • Pages: 1673-1676
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 7


  1. Title: Role of Self Help Groups (SHGs) among the Rural Farm Women in Relation to Labour Days and Income of the Seasonal Crops
    • Author: S Pal
    • Journal: Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue: 5
    • Year: 2015
    • Citations: 7


  1. Title: Economics of tea leaf production by the small and marginal farmers in Assam
    • Authors: M Hazarika, S Pal, AK Nandi, SM Rahaman
    • Journal: Indian Journal of Economics and Development
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 563-568
    • Year: 2017
    • Citations: 5


  1. Title: Groundwater irrigation and cropping pattern in the Ganga-Brahmaputra Alluvial Plain of Burdwan District, West Bengal
    • Authors: S Pal, AK Nandi
    • Journal: American Journal of Economics
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue: 2
    • Pages: 138-145
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 5