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Rupak Goswami Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, India

Rupak is engaged in teaching and research at the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI), India, and the recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship. His group at RKMVERI analyses the sustainability of small farms and studies diverse socio-ecological systems using participatory appraisals, network analysis, and mental modelling. Rupak’s works focus on identifying fundamental structures and processes in socio-ecological systems (mental models, social networks, farm typology, technology diffusion, migration) and relate them to multiple system outcomes (technology adoption, crop productivity, farm sustainability). Rupak has collaborated with premier research institutions in India and abroad (spanning four continents) and published in leading journals of agricultural and allied disciplines. His group has also started working on the migration-women-agriculture nexus in coastal regions of West Bengal, India.