Gadade - Horticulture Major - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Omprakash Gadade

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Services

Horticulture Major

Summary:

Plantation management

Work History

Extension Officer

CottonConnect South Asia Pvt. Ltd.

From March 2011

Programme Officer - Organic

CottonConnect South Asia Pvt. Ltd.

From March 2011

Programme Officer

Cottonconnect

March 2011 - March 2011

Exploring suitable farm groups in supply chain for organic products.
Establishing M&E process for their improvement as supply chain partners.
Mapping technical and other support services required by organic projects.
Developing training modules for organic farmers and ICS staff.
Developing IEC (information, education and communication) material – leaflets, posters, booklets, farming calendar, … on organic cotton production and ICS systems.
Post training impact assessment and project appraisal.
Maintaining traceability & integrity of organic products.
Support in designing premium structure and transparency to organic cotton farmers.
Hand-holding of projects (supply chain partners) in implementing organic cotton seed production program.
Established in-house Bt-cotton seed testing laboratory (ELISA & GUS test).
Hand-holding of projects in establishing Bt-cotton seed testing laboratory.
Educating brands in understanding complexity in their supply chain.
Support in 2nd party inspection for Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) program.
Designed scale and developed checklist (sustainability index) for sustainable cotton program - REEL cotton (Responsible Environmental and Enhanced Livelihood).
Relationship building with stakeholders in organic production, networking and partnering with universities, research institutes, government and non-government extension services, private companies and input suppliers.
Recruitment of personnel.
Support clients in claiming environmental benefits – carbon credit, and social development – child labour awareness and education.

Lets Enjoy First.......

September 2010 - March 2011

Sr. Auditor

Control Union Certifications

February 2007 - August 2010

Control Union World Group

February 2007 - September 2010

Asst. QM & Audiitor - Organic

Control Union Certifications

February 2007 - September 2010

Third party audits for organic farming - small hoder grower groups and processing units.
Organic Standards: NPOP, NOP-USDA, JAS, EC 837/2008
Textile Standards: GOTS, Textile Exchange, Global Recycle Standard


Planning and executing of third party audits for organic farming, processing units and export houses.
Risk and system analysis of the project.
Support organic projects (SHG) for improving their system.
Preparation of audit reports, non-compliances and follow-up.
Support to Certifier in certification decision.
Support to Quality Manager in maintaining in-house quality system, documentation and database management.
Training project staff, newly recruited inspectors on organic ICS system and audit process.
Conducting recruitment process, shadow audits and staff appraisal.
Client communication and relationship building.
Issuing Import/Transaction Certificates for GOTS/Textile Exchange (OE), GRS certified products and quality control.
Third party audits for organic farming - small holder grower groups and processing units.
Audited more than 95 projects in across India, cultivating and processing tea, paddy-basmati and other aromatic rice, spices and condiments, oil seeds, mango, cashew, forest products and medicinal plants, rubber, cotton,..

Dr.B.S.K.K.V.Dapoli

August 2005 - September 2008

Qualifications & Certifications

M.Sc. (Agriculture)

Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli

Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli

Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Doctor Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth

College of Agriculture Dapoli

Dr. B. S. K. K. V. Dapoli, Ratnagiri

Dr. BSKKV

Dr.B.S.K.K.V.Dapoli

New Bombay High School, Navi Mumbai (New Mumbai)

डॉ.बा.सा.को.कृ.विद्यापीठ,दापोली.

Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli

Horticulture

College of Agriculture Dapoli

New Bombay High School, Navi Mumbai (New Mumbai)

डॉ.बा.सा.को.कृ.विद्यापीठ,दापोली.

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