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My Travel Journey Over The Past Five Decades

Updated: 5 days ago


NAME: Shantanu Panigrahi

ADDRESS 3 Hoath Lane, Wigmore, Near Gillingham, Kent ME8 0SL, United Kingdom. Tel (01634) 379604.

SPECIALISM: Environmental and Humanology Scientist


NATIONALITY: United Kingdom

DATE OF BIRTH: 8 August 1957

MARITAL STATUS: Wife, and a daughter (date of birth: 19-9-1990)



* Livestock production with particular reference to sustainable farming systems in tropical developing countries: specialism in livestock nutrition (ruminant and non-ruminant), livestock economics and environmental assessment.

* Development of integrated concepts for agricultural development in different agro-

climatic zones: eg oilseed-livestock, root crops-livestock, agroforestry-livestock and

small grains-livestock.

* Project planning, monitoring and evaluation in relation to adaptive animal feed technology transfer.

* Collaborating with non-governmental organisations to encourage the uptake of research-generated technologies.

* Advising organisations and personnel in developing countries on nutritional,

toxicological and husbandry aspects of livestock production.

* Analysing policy issues relating to economic, environmental and socio-cultural aspects of livestock production (one major study of urban livestock production in

Eastern India).


* Extensive research on

- Nutritional value of human foods.

- Medicinal value of tropical plant products.

- Nutritional and anti-nutritional principles in agricultural commodities for livestock.

- Plane of nutrition appropriate for small-scale livestock production systems in the rural areas of developing countries.

- Toxicological effects of environmental contaminants (including fungal, gaseous) and eed adulterants.

- Diet modifications for reducing methane generation by dairy cows to reduce global warming.

Teaching and training

* Training personnel from developing countries on animal nutrition, and bioassays for detecting environmental toxins. Teaching undergraduates.

QUALIFICATIONS (including membership of professional bodies)

BSc in Pharmacology, Chelsea College, University of London, 1978.

PhD (Thesis on an aspect of Tropical Poultry Nutrition), University of Reading, 1988.

Post-Graduate Diploma (Distinction) in Agricultural Development, University of London, 1994.

Certificate, in Livestock Development (Distinction), Wye College, University of London, 1995. Certificate, in Environmental Science (Distinction), Wye College, University of London, 1996. MSc in Agricultural Development Certificate decision awaited.

Formerly Assistant Editor and Member of the Council of Management of British Poultry Science Journal.

Formerly Member of World's Poultry Science Association and Member of Rural African Network for Poultry.


1974 - Prize for the best A-Level Field Course Notebook at Kingston College of Further Education (Study of Sea-shore and Freshwater Ecology at Bangor, Wales).

1977 - Full College Colours for Services to the Badminton Club of Chelsea College, University of London.


Speaking Reading Writing

English Fluent Fluent Fluent

Hindi Fluent Fluent Fluent

Urdu Basic - -

Bengali Fluent Basic -

Oriya Fluent Basic Basic


India. August 1997; Studying livestock-related activities in and around Calcutta for an MSc dissertation on 'urbanisation and its impact on livestock development in eastern India' -to be submitted to Wye College, University of London.

India. August 1997; Participating as an invited speaker in a Poultry Feed Management (Nutrition) Workshop organised by the American Soybean Association (Asia Subcontinent; New Delhi Office - email: & Eastern Hatcheries Pvt. Ltd. (Bhubaneswar; Tel. 0674 40304) at Hotel Prachi Bhubaneswar, Orissa, on August 12 1997.

Cameroon - March 1997; implementing a project extension to the ODA-funded Project R5179.

Zimbabwe - November-December, 1996. Attending a seminar on Small-Scale Decentralised Agro-Industry held in Harare. Presented a paper on the ‘rationale for development of sunflower seed oilcake as an animal feed’. Monitoring progress in Projects C0633 and O0053.

Cameroon - June 1996; project monitoring visit to evaluate project progress in the ODA-funded Project R5179.

Zimbabwe - January, 1996. Part of a three-member visit team developing a collaborative research project with Appropriate Technology International, and local institutions and NGOs on the use of sunflowerseed cake produced from a rampress for dairy and poultry production (ODA Project Code O0053).

Zimbabwe - February 1996; arranging collaborative poultry feeding trials at Henderson Research Station, Mazowe, Zimbabwe, to test poultry rations designed for transfer to small-scale poultry producers in Zimbabwe in relation to Project C0633.

Cameroon - January-February 1995; conducting ODA-funded adaptive field research (Project Code R5179) to promote the utilisation of sweet potato and cassava root meal in poultry feeds through on-station and on-farm feed development and poultry feeding trials in the North-West Province highlands.

Zimbabwe - March 1995; examining Tinytech oil milling operations and sampling sunflower seed oilcakes for nutritional analysis at NRI in relation to Project C0633.