Research Area(s)

  • Greenhouse gas emission mitigation
  • Drought economic impact assessment
  • Water resources and irrigation
  • Water resources and irrigation
  • Environmental valuation

Department

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Education

Ph.D., University of Manitoba, 1965, Department of Agricultural Economics
M.Sc., Agra University, India, 1960, R.B.S. College, Agriculture Economics
B.Sc., Agra University, India, 1958, R.B.S. College, Agriculture

Brief Bio

Suren Kulshreshtha has been a Visiting Scientist at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, at Laxenburg, Austria, Virginia Polytechnique and State University, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and McGill University. He has also participated in several oversees projects in Indonesia, Zambia and India through the Canadian International Development Agency, and has been an invited participant at several FAO and United Nations Environmental Program activities.

Other Affiliations/Positions

Associate Member, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan
Adjunct professor, Department of Natural Sciences, Macdonald Campus, McGill University

Selected recent publications

S. Kulshreshtha and E. Wheaton, 2013. Climate change adaptation and food production in Canada: some research challenges. In C. Brebbia and V. Popof (Eds). Food and Environment II – A Quest for a Sustainable Future. Boston: WIT Press.

J. Grisé and S. Kulshreshtha. 2014. Effect of Climate Change on Farmers’ Choice of Crops.  Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Mark McHenry, S. Kulshreshtha and S. Lac (Eds.). 2015. Agricultural Management for Climate Change.  New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Mark McHenry, S. Kulshreshtha and S. Lac (Eds.). 2015. Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry.  New York: Nova Science Publishers.

S. Kulshreshtha, M. Undi, J. Zhang, M. Ghorbani, K. Wittenberg, A. Stewart, E. Salvano, E. Kebreab and K. Ominski. 2015. Challenges and Opportunities in Estimating the Value of Goods and Services in temperate Grass lands: A Case Study of Prairie Grasslands in Manitoba. In Agroecology. By V. Pavicious (Ed.). InTech Open Access Publisher. Rijeka, Croatia.

Funding Sources

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2014-17. Barriers to Growth in Rural Saskatchewan – A Case Study of Municipal Tax and Non-Tax Incentives. Alliance for Food and Bioproducts Innovation, $52,953.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2012-13. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Improving the Knowledge of the Resiliency and Adaptation of Canadian Agriculture Response to Global Drivers. $11,500.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2013-15., (Jointly with Professor Bill Brown). Irrigation Development as an Instrument for Economic Growth. Alliance for Food and Bioproducts Innovation $57,232.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2012. Estimation of Multiplier Effect for the Canadian Cattle Industry. Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. Calgary. $27,142.50.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2012. Saskatchewan Current and Future Water Use Study. Saskatchewan Watershed Authority. Moose Jaw. $56,220.00.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2011. Report on Building 2020 and 2030 Worlds for the SAGES Project. Semi-Arid Prairie Agriculture Research Center, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Swift Current. $11,000.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2011. Estimation of Biofuel Cost of Production. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa. $20,000.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2010. Improving knowledge of Bio-based Economy. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Semi-Arid Prairie Agriculture Research Center, Swift Current. $20,276.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2010. Improving the Knowledge of the Resiliency and Adaptation of Canadian Agriculture in Response to Global Drivers. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Semi-Arid Prairie Agriculture Research Center, Swift Current. $10,876.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2011-12. Saskatchewan Water Use 2010-2060. Saskatchewan Watershed Authority and South-Central Enterprise Region. $104,012.

S. Santobanez, D. Sauchyn, P. Diaz, M. Hurlbert, G. Marchildon, J. Piowar, S. Kulshreshtha, D. McMartin, E. Wheaton, S. Kinzle, F. Daniels, B. Ryes, S. Salas, M. Fiebig-Wittmaack, E. Montana, R. Villalba, J. Cavagnaro, D. Da Silva, M. Fuentes, C. Sung, G. Poveda, S. Turbay and B. Nates-Cruz. 2011-15. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Extremes in the Americas -- VACEA. International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change. Through University of Regina. $2,496,397.50.

K. Van Rees, R. Farrell,A. Kimaro, D. Jackson, S. Kulshreshtha, J. Piowar, C. Laroque, M. Johnston, S. Poppy, M. Wismer, and J. Lettvenuk. 2011-2015. Shelterbelts as an Agroforstry Management Practice for the Mitigation of GHGs. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Agriculture Greenhouse Gas program). $1,555,610.

B. Amiro, W. Akinremi, G, Dias, D, Flaten, D. Krause, S. Kulshreshtha, K. Ominski, G. Robbins, M. Tenuta, K. Witttenberg, 2011-2015. Best management Practices for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation from Agroecosystems, with Emphasis on Cow-Calf Non-confinement Production Systems in Western Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Agriculture Greenhouse Gas program). $2,996,451.

C. Madramotoo, D. Burton, S. Kulshreshtha, A. Madani, J. Whalen, V. Adamchuk, C. Tan, T. Zhang, 2011-2015. Effects of Agricultural Water Management Systems on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Eastern Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Agriculture Greenhouse Gas program). $1,999,710.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2010. A literature survey of the potential socio-economic impacts of climate change on Canadian agriculture. Agri-Environmental Services Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. $13,000.

Claudio Menendez, Ronald Stewart, Barrie Bonsal, Ernesto Hugo Berbery, Andrea Carril, John Hanesiak, Suren Kulshreshtha, Claudia Natenzon, Olga Penalba, Pablo Suarez, Allan Woodbury, and Elaine Wheaton (Through University of Manitoba). Coping with extremes in the future over two regions of Canada and Argentina. International Development Research Center. 2009-10. $30,000.

Fernando Santibanez, David Sauchyn, Harry Polo Diaz, Margot Hurlbert, Gregory Marchildon, Joseph Piwowar, Surendra Kulshreshtha and Denna McMartin (Through University of Regina). Vulnerability to climate extremes in the Americas. International Development Research Center. 2009-10. $30,000.

H. Diaz, E. Wheaton, S. N. Kulshreshtha M. Hurlbert, and J. Wandel. Rural Community and Adaptation to Drought. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. 2009-2012. $246,705.00.

Van Lantz, Murray Rudd, Wolfgang Haider, S. N. Kulshreshtha, and Tom Beckley. Ecological Goods and Services: Clarifying property rights, Assessing costs and benefits, and Proposing incentive structures in Watershed across Canada. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. 2009-2012. $236,460.00.

Selected Awards

Fellow, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, 2004

Courses Taught

AREC 361 Intermediate Statistics and Decision making
AREC 420 Rural Development