Last Updated 10th August,2023  

Dr. S.K.Zamir Ahmed

Principal Scientist, Head (Act) Division of Fisheries Science & Nodal Officer, RS Minicoy

Discipline Agricultural Extension
Research interests and current focus: Technology Validation; Impact Study; Prioritization, Monitoring and Evaluation of Research Projects
Research Experienced (in years): 25 Years
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Indigenous adaptation strategies of tribal vis-a-vis non-tribal farmers and impact of CIARI technologies in mitigating climate change effects on agriculture in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Opportunities and challenges of sustaining agriculture in South Andaman district of Andaman & Nicobar Islands: A behavioural perspective.
National Extension Programme.
Establishment of Biotech Kisan Hub at CIARI.
Securing livelihood of Nicobari tribal communities of A & N Islands through sustainable horticultural intervention.
Integrated agromet advisory services for A&N Islands
Livelihood and nutritional security of tribal farming community of Andaman and Nicobar Islands exploring native animal genetics resources.
Collection, characterization, evaluation and mass multiplication of unconventional native and exotic fruit crops for Bay Islands.
Conservation and utilization of coconut and arecanut genetic resources of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands for high yield and product diversification.
Planting material production in horticultural crops.
Genetic improvement of rice for higher productivity in Andaman and Nicobar Islands conditions.
Enhancing pulse productivity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands through development and promotion of high yielding and stress tolerant varieties.
Ongoing Institute Project
Opportunities and challenges of sustaining agriculture in South Andaman district of Andaman & Nicobar Islands: A behavioural perspective. PI : S.K. Zamir Ahmed, Co-PI : R. Jaya Kumaravaradan, L.B. Singh
Best Institutional Building Award 2017-18 by CIARI, Port Blair.
ISEE Fellow Award 2018 by Indian Society of Extension Education.
Best Publication in Hindi 2017-18 by CIARI, Port Blair.
Dr. A.K. Bandyopadhyay Outstanding Scientist by Andaman Science Association during ICCB-2016 at Port Blair.
Fellow of Andaman Science Association, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair, for significant scientific contribution to the Island ecosystem (2015).
Baraj Gopal Sharma Memorial All India Best Agricultural Extension Worker award by SADHNA (Society for Advancement of Human and Nature) Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry Nauni, Solan, HP (2015).
Best Extension Scientist Award (2014) by CIARI, Port Blair for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Agriculture Extension
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award (2014) by ICAR,New Delhi for Out Standing Research in Tribal Farming Systems - 2013 as team member.
Fellow of Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India, New Delhi, 2012.
Best Extension Professional Award (2009) by Society of Extension Education, Agra for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Agriculture Extension.
Certificate of Team work (2006) by CARI, Port Blair for exemplary team work in transfer and popularization of spices cultivation among the farming community of A&N Islands during 2002 – 2006 (Team effort).
Lt. Governor’s Commendation Certificate (2005) by A & N Administration, in recognition of exemplary services rendered in the relief and rehabilitation of victim of earthquake and tsunami occurred on 26th December (Individual effort).
Best Krishi Vigyan Kendra for the Biennium (2000-01) by ICAR, New Delhi,in recognition of Outstanding contribution in the field of ‘Agricultural Extension and Training’ (Team effort).
Certificate of Excellence (Best worker Award 1997) by CARI, Port Blair for meritorious contribution to further the cause of agriculture in A&N Islands (Individual effort).
Fellow of Mobilization by Society for Community Mobilization for Sustainable Development, IARI, New Delhi (2016-17).
Appreciation Certificate by 1st Headman, Car Nicobar (2016-17).
Jury Member for AIR India to judge Rank and Bolt Award for UT of A & N Islands and AIR India on 30th and 31st August, 2008, Port Blair.
Member, Task Force on ‘Biotechnology based Programme for Women’, Government of India, Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi (from 2009 to 2012).
Member, Task Force Committee on "Biotechnology based programme for SC/ST Population and Rural Development, Govt. of India, Ministry of Science & Technology Dept. of Bio Technology, New Delhi (2014 onwards).
Recognition as Ph.D. Guide (2011) by PRIST University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu on 25th January 2011.
Councillor, Executive Body, Society of Ext. Education, Agra (2009 onwards) and Andaman Science Association, Port Blair.
P. Perumal, A.K. De, S. Mondal, S.K. Ravi,S. Sawhney, G. Sarkar, A.K. Bera, D. Malakar, A. Kumar, L.B. Singh, S.K. Zamir Ahmed, K. Muniswamy, B.A. Jerard and D. Bhattacharya. 2021. Tri-Model Therapy: Combining macrocyclic lactone, piperazine derivative and herbal preparation in treating humpsore in cattle. Veterinary sciences, 8(2): 27.
P.K. Singh, R.K. Gautam, K. Sakthivel, S.K. Zamir Ahmed, K. Venkatesan and R. Jayakumara Varadan. 2020. Augmenting Rice Productivity in Andaman and Nicobar Islands through Improved Varieties and Seed Replacement Rate. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 38(1):1-10.
R.K. Gautam, P.K. Singh , K. Venkatesan, K. Sakthivel, S.K. Zamir Ahmed, S. Swain , K. Devakumar, K. Shyam Sunder Rao, B. L. Meena, M.A. Iquebal and S. Jaiswal. 2020. Intra varietal stability performance of popular rice landrace ‘C14-8’in the Andaman Islands. Cereal Research Communications,
A.K. De, Z. George, S. Mondal, P. Perumal, K. Muniswamy, A. Kundu, J. Sunder, R. Muthiyan, S.K. Zamir Ahmed, G. Chakraborty, T. Sujatha and D. Bhattacharya. 2020. Tracing the genetic root of Trinket cattle: An endangered cattle population of a small isolated island of Nicobar group of islands. Journal of Genetics, 99(4):16.
P. Perumal, A.K. De, D. Bhattacharya, A. Kundu, Jai Sunder, S.K. Ravi, P.A. Bala, R.R. Alyethodi and S.K. Zamir Ahmed. 2019. Birth rate and birth weight of crossbred calves in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management, 10(3):323-328.
A.K. De, R. Muthiyan, P. Perumal, K. Muniswamy, Jai Sunder, A. Kundu, D. Karunakaran, Zachariah George, M.S. Kundu, S.K. Zamir Ahmed, Dhruba Malakar, D. Bhattacharya. 2019. Mitogenomeanalysis of Indian isolate of Rhipicephalusmicroplus clade Asensu (Burger et al., 2014): A first report from Maritime South-East Asia. Mitochondrion, 49: 135-148.
Dilip Kumar and S.K. Zamir Ahmed. 2018. Impact of developmental programmes of Agriculture, Animal Husbandary and Fisheries department on Knowledge and adaptation of Nicobari tribes of India. International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, 10(9):5984-5989.
Kasinath B.L., VikramLal S.V., Shailesh Kumar, Kapoor P, Basantia D, Meena B. L, Manoj Kumar, Paul T., Zamir Ahmed S.K. and Kundu A. 2018. Adoption of cauliflower (Brassica Olerracea. var. Botrytis) cultivation practices by the farmers of Diglipur tehsil of North Andaman. International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, 10(15):6845-6848.
Shrawan Singh, L.B. Singh, D.R. Singh, Subash Chand, S.K. Zamir Ahmed, V.N. Singh and S.Dam Roy. 2018. Indigenous underutilized vegetables for food and nutritional security in an island ecosystem. Food Security, The International Society for Plant Pathology, 10(5): 1173-1189.
B.L. Kasinath, Shardul Vikram Lal, Shailesh Kumar, Pooja Kapoor, D. Basantia, B.L. Meena, Manoj Kumar, Tanmai Paul, S.K. Zamir Ahmed and A. Kundu. 2018. Knowledge level of North Andaman farmers towards scientific vegetable cultivation practices – A case Study. Plant Archives, 18(2): 2443-2447.
Dilip Kumar and S.K.Zamir Ahmed. 2017. Impact of profile characteristics of Nicobari tribal farmers on adoption of developmental schemes of agriculture and allied departments. Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary, 5 (2):85-89.
Dilip Kumar and S.K. Zamir Ahmed. 2017. Major constraint experienced for adopting the developmental programmes by the Nicobari tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, their suggestions to overcome it and strategy related to developmental programme for Nicobari tribes. Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary, 5 (2):90-94.
T. Ravikumar, P. Krishnan, R. Kiruba Sankar, S. Dam Roy, S.K. Zamir Ahmed and N. Neetiselevan. 2015. Hodi, a traditional craft of Nicobari tribe. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 1(1):161-168.
Krishna Kumar, S.K. Zamir Ahmed and S.D. Roy. 2014. Evaluation of different substrate combination for quality spawn production and biological efficiency of milky mushroom in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. J Mycol Plant Pathol, 44(3).
S.K. Zamir Ahmed, P.K. Singh, R.K. Gautam and S. Dam Roy. 2014. Yield gap analysis of rice through front line demonstration in tropical Andaman Islands, J.Indian Soc.Coastal agric. Res. 32(2):42-46. R.K. Gautam, P.K. Singh, S.K. Zamir Ahmed, A.K. Singh, Naresh Kumar, Saw Saytha and S. Dam Roy. 2014. Special features and characterization of rice land races of karen community in Andaman and Nicobar lslands, J.Indian Soc.Coastal agric. Res. 32(2):97-100.
S.K. Zamir Ahmed, T. Ravi Kumar, P. Krishnan and S. Jeyakumar. 2013. Traditional fishing crafts and gears used by the Nicobari tribes in Car Nicobar. Indian J. of Traditional Knowledge, 12(1).
S.K. Zamir Ahmed and S. Dam Roy. 2013. A study on knowledge gain, adoption and attitude towards training on farm women in Port Blair, Andaman Indian Journal of Extension Education, 49(1 & 2).
Kuntola Roy, S. Jeyakumar, S.K. Zamir Ahmed. 2013. A constraints based technological approach to enhance dairy production in Andaman Islands. Indian Journal of Dairy Science, 66(2):177-182.
S. Jeyakumar, Arun Kumar De, A. Kundu, Kuntola Roy, Jai Sunder, M.S. Kundu, M. Balakrishnan, Subhash Chand and S.K. Zamir Ahmed. 2013. Sonographic characteristics of goat testis on water bath based ultrasonography. Livestock Science, 152(1):79–89.
R. Raja, N. Ravishankar, S. Goshal chaudhuri, S.K. Ambast, Subash chand, M Din, Babulal Meena, T. Subramani and S.K. Zamir Ahmed. 2012. Effect of supplemental irrigation on yield and water productivity of dry season crops in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indian Journal of Agricultural Science 82(2): 122-6.
Technology Developed as Partner
Raised bed technology with coconut husk burial for year round vegetable production.
Broad Bed and Furrow (BBF) System.
Integrated Farming System.
Satellite Fish Nursery Technique for livelihood improvement of fish farmers.
Pekin Duck under Backyard.
Seed Village concept for augmenting quality rice seed production in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Micro business module.
Ten varieties viz., 4 in rice (CIARI Dhan 6,7, 8 & 9), 2 in amaranthus (CIARI Lal Marsha & CIARI Shaan), 1 in poi (CIARI Poi 1), and 3 in mung (CIARI Mung 1,2 & 3).
Micro business module developed
An innovative approach of convergence of 14 technologies in agriculture and allied fields for providing livelihood to farmers, youth and others stakeholders in book entitled "Micro Business Module in Agriculture and Allied Fields for Livelihood Options in A & N Islands", , CARI, Port Blair by Srivastava R.C. and Ahmed Zamir S.K. p.74 ,(2008).
Variety developed as Partner (2013 &2014)
Ten varieties in crops viz., four in rice (CIARI Dhan6,7, 8 & 9) amaranthus (CIARI Lal Marsha & CIARI Shaan), one poi (CIARI Poi 1),and three mung (CIARI Mung 1,2 & 3) were developed and released by the Institute Variety Release Committee of the Institute for the benefit of the farmers.
Andaman Science Association
Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers
Indian Association of Hydrologists
Indian Ecological Society
Indian Institute of Engineers
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