Aparajita leads DER’s value chain team and business efforts with Farmer Producer Organisations in Manipur. Her work involves capacity building of farmers along with establishing partnerships with government, non-government, and market actors to sculpt strong tech powered FPOs which capacitate farmers to reduce their cost of cultivation, increase productivity, enable access to formal finance and fetch better incomes for their agri-produce. She previously worked as a Product Manager at DER to build the digital solution for FPOs. Additionally, she was in charge of onboarding FPOs across the country on the Doordrishti platform, managing DER’s relationships with various research partners, and led the team’s communication efforts. Her earlier experience has been in research wherein she has worked on the design and delivery architecture of social security schemes for low-income households and evaluating the Farmer Producer Company model.