Sathyanarayana Kutala holds a doctorate in Sericulture from Mysore University, India and is currently working as Scientist at the Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. He has over three decades of experience in working with farming community mostly in tribal dominated pockets across India. Besides, he has been involved in drafting developmental projects, policy documents, training manuals, coordinated with different international, State and Central Government Organizations and NGOs in the field of sericulture and silk industry. His project modules in sericulture have been recognized through various awards. The Collaborating Researcher participated in the Call for Papers Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? which was launched by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) in 2018 and organized by UNRISD.