Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Ressourcenökonomie

Ruhi Gandhi; MBA (Agri-business)

Doctoral Candidate









Humboldt University
Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
Department of Agricultural Economics
Division of Resource Economics

Invalidenstr. 42 Hauptgebäude, D-10115 Berlin Germany


+49-30-2093 8399


+49-30-2093 6497




Research Interests

·        Agricultural Value Chain analysis

·        Vulnerability assessment of food system to climate change

·        Sustainable development and role of institutions in sustainability




04.09 - 09.09

Project Officer-Marketing and Private Sector Development, Reviving Green Revolution Cell, Sir Ratan Tata Trust based at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

07.08 - 03.09

Unit Sales Manager in Rural and Agribusiness Group, ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd., India



Academic Background

Ph.D. (Pursuing)

Humboldt University, Berlin

Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Division of Resource Economics
Doctoral dissertation on "Vulnerability of Urban Poor to Changes in Food Accessibility: A Study of Opportunities and Constraints for Adaptation to Climate Change and Rapid Urbanization in Hyderabad" February 2010


Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Department of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration in Agribusiness, 2006-2008
Master thesis on " Mapping Integrated Value Chain: A Case Study of Selected Agribusiness Company "
Award of degree: MBA (Agri-business)


Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

College of Agriculture

Bachelor in Agriculture, 2002-2006

Award of degree: B.Sc Agri (Hons.)



Other Activities

01.08- 06.08

Six month research internship at FieldFresh Foods Pvt. Ltd., Ladhowal, Ludhiana

05.07 - 07.07

Two months summer internship at Abhishek Industries Ltd, Barnala, Punjab, India



Awards and Memberships

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship under ‘Study and Research Scholarships of Today for the Megacities of Tomorrow’ for doctoral studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin (2009-2013)


Gold Medal in B.Sc Agri (Hons.) (2006)


Dr. Ram Dhan Singh Medal in Plant Breeding Elective in B.Sc Agri (Hons.) (2006)


Tajra and Batra Families Trust Fund scholarship (2005-06)


Sikh Human Development Foundation, USA Scholarship (2003-05)


University Merit Scholarship (2002-03, 2007-08)









Gandhi, Ruhi. 2011. Assessing Vulnerability of Food System to Climate Change in Megacity Hyderabad. In: Dokumentationen and Materialien. DAAD “Young Researchers’ Symposium”,October 9-10, 2010, Essen, Germany, p. 321-325.


Gandhi, Ruhi and Hagedorn, Konrad. 2011. Climate Change Impacts on the Food Chain in Case of Emerging Megacities. In: Abstracts “Sustaining Commons: Sustaining Our Future”, 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons, January 10-14, 2011, Hyderabad, India, p. 66.


Gandhi, Ruhi; Sachdeva, Yash Pal; Kapur, Sandeep and Rattan, Rameshwar Singh. 2009. Importance of Integrated Value Chain (IVC): A case study of Indian agriculture industry. Indian Journal of Agriculture Marketing, 23(1): 83-91.