Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: Ph.D., University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Specialization: Agricultural Economics, Market and Marketing of Agro Food and Supply Chain in Agriculture
Office: 218, Main Building Ext: 332

Dilip is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at Gokhale Institute. Before this, he was a staff member at the Agricultural Markets group, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. 

His research interests are consumer behaviour and food, marketing of agricultural inputs and products, farm value chains, farmers’ collectives and farmer producer organisations, impact evaluation and ICT in Agriculture.

Dilip teaches Agro-Food Marketing and Supply Chain Management. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented his research at international conferences. He has completed projects on Agriculture and Rural Development for governments and industry on topics such as Integrated Watershed Management, Irrigation and Agri-Value Chain.

Dilip has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, an M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Agricultural University, Akola, and a B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences from the Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri. 

  • Journal publications
  • Book chapters
  • Research projects
  • Publications
  • Membership
  • Scholarships & Awards
  1. Dilip B. Kajale & T. C. Becker (2013). Determinants of Consumer Support for Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Food in India: A student survey. British Food Journal, Vol. 115, iss. 11, pp.1597 – 1611.  doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-12-2011-0302
  2. Dilip B. Kajale & T. C. Becker (2014). Effects of Information on Young Consumers' Willingness to Pay for Genetically Modified Food Products.  Ecology of Food and Nutrition, Vol 53:1, iss. 20 pp. 292–311.  DOI:10.1080/03670244.2013.824433
  3. Dilip B. Kajale & T. C. Becker (2014). Willingness to Pay for Golden Rice in India: A Contingent Valuation Method Analysis. Journal of Food Products Marketing, DOI:10.1080/10454446.2012.726946
  4. Dilip B. Kajale & T. C. Becker (2014). Factors Influencing Young Consumers’ Acceptance of   Genetically Modified Food in India. Journal of Food Products Marketing, DOI:10.1080/10454446.2013.845866
  5. N. Bharti and Kajale D. B. (2013). Marketing Strategies for Millet and Millet Products in India.  In: Global consultation on millets promotion for health & nutritional security, 18-20th December 2013. Society for Millets Research, Directorate of Sorghum Research. p. 120-133
  6. K. C. Supekar and Kajale D. B. (2019). Contribution of Co-operatives in the Transformation of Rural Economy – A case of Banas Dairy’ in Synergy: A Journal of Management, issu. 21-2, pp. 18-27
  1. K. C. Supekar, D. B. Kajale and A.K. Ghule (2021). Udaipur Milk Producers Cooperative Union: A Case of Women Empowerment in book “Catalysing Sustainable Development through Producers Collectives”
  2. K. C. Supekar and D. B. Kajale (2019). Jalgaon Milk Union - A Case of Revival through Improved Governance in book “Emerging Global Economic Situation: Impact on Trade and Agribusiness in India”
  3. K. C. Supekar and D. B. Kajale (2019). Innovations in Agri Business: National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India’s (NCDFI) eMarket, A Ray of Hope in book “Emerging Global Economic Situation: Impact on Trade and Agribusiness in India”


  1. Analytical Study of Farmers Producer Company in India- Case of Sahyadri farmers Producer Company, Maharashtra, India. From 2020
  2. Project Team Leader, Monitoring and Evaluation (MELD Agency) of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Watershed Development Component (PMKSY-WDC), Vasundhara Watershed Development Agency, Government of Maharashtra. 2019-2022. Funded by the Government of India. (Earlier Integrated Watershed Management Programme). From 2019
  3. Comparative study of socioeconomic and cultural linkages of the villages on state boundary (Maharashtra and Karnataka, India). From 2015


  1. Economic Headroom: Understanding economic headroom in Rice value chain/Rice production system, for Asia Technology Innovation Center, John Deere, India (with Prof. Dr Peter Breunig, The Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Science, Germany. 2018 - 2019
  2. Evaluation of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) in Maharashtra state, India. For the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Maharashtra, India. 2018-2019
  3. Working on Pressurized Irrigation Network System (PINS) in Maharashtra State, India. For the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India. 2017-2018
  4. Strategic Research and Extension Plan (SREP Agriculture) for Pune district, Government of Maharashtra, India. 2017
  5. Quality evaluation of rural work projects under District Planning Committee (DPC), Wardha, Government of Maharashtra, India (rural development projects). 2018-19
  6. Quality evaluation of water conservation projects under the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan Scheme and projects under District Planning Committee (DPC) Ahmednagar, Government of Maharashtra, India (water conservation and rural development projects). 2017
  7. Quality evaluation of projects under District Planning Committee (DPC), Pune, Government of Maharashtra, India (rural development projects). 2016
  8. Quality evaluation of projects under District Planning Committee (DPC), Pune: Sinhagad Forest Joint Forest Management Committee.  Government of Maharashtra, India. 2016
  • Member editorial board “Cooperative Perspective” Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM), Pune
  • Member of Editorial review board “Amity Journal of Agribusiness” 
  • Reviver for Journal of Food Products Marketing, and Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies
  1. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship Award for PhD Studies, at the University of Hohenheim, Germany (2007-2011)
  2. Eiselen Foundation Ulm Research Grant, Germany (2009)
  3. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Merit Cum Means (MCM) Scholarships for UnderGraduate Program, India (1999-2003)