Tim Appachanda, Ph.D.

Sr. Analyst, Agrifood
Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Thimmaiah (Tim) is a Senior Analyst at Lux and contributes to the Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health covering agriculture innovation. In this role, he will be focusing on the impact of agriculture innovation across the food system including circular economy, regenerative agriculture, food waste, and food loss. Tim has also contributed towards disruptive innovations, the development of national organic standards, assurance systems, waste management, policy interventions, and building partnerships.

Prior to joining Lux, Tim was Chief Scientific Officer at Spades leading an international team of experts in agroforestry, regenerative food, and agriculture projects in South America and Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Agriculture from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, has published research papers, written books, presented keynotes at various events, and serves on the board of four organizations.