Economist, National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales
Rohit has been working as an Economist for the National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales since 2015. His areas of specialism include financial risk management, financial instruments and environmental policy. Current work in developing a new domestic agricultural policy and Environmental Land Management System draws out many questions regarding the interplay between the role of farmers as producers of highly valued agricultural produce and as stewards of the environment. In this space, Rohit is working to understand how farmers, who are exposed to highly volatile global commodity markets and variable profitability can be appropriately incentivised and enabled to engage in delivering sustainable environmental outcomes. Prior to joining the NFU, Rohit has worked in a range of commercial finance roles primarily in the financial services industry where he completed his training as a Chartered Management Accountant.
With an MSc in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh, Rohit specialised in forestry, water resource management, ecosystem dynamics and natural capital. For his dissertation he spent some time in Tanzania researching the influence of social safeguards within REDD+ carbon offset projects on successful environmental and social outcomes. In this respect, he has a particular interest in understanding factors that incentivise as well as undermine effective environmental management and with his finance background, the financial structures that underpin such factors. Rohit also holds a degree in Business and Management from Aston University.