Jayanta Kumar Sarma is an independent researcher. His areas of interest are traditional knowledge system, bio-culturalism, natural resource management, livelihood planning. He has extensive work experience in Northeast India for more than 25 years. He is now associated with Aaranyak, Guwahati as a consultant.
Sarma has to his credit publication of more than 15 research papers, four book chapters, developing and editing of user manual on watershed management, and geo-spatial analysis. He had edited a 11-activity manual for a series titled “Explore and understand your environment, people and their practices” developed for the children adopting the principle of inquiry based integrated learning, published by Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He writes a series of public communication monographs in Assamese language on climate change adaptation, homestead agro-forestry, systematic rice intensification, recovering wealth from waste, watershed management, nature study, natural resource management. He frequently writes on traditional knowledge system related issues of Northeast India on different online portals and is also involved in documentary filming as a researcher, theme writer, scrip writer and associate director.
Sarma is presently involved as Technical Coordinator and Chief Editor in a project of handbook development on “Science and Technology for Women Entrepreneurship in North East India” in six different languages (English, Hindi, Assamese, Bodo, Karbi, Galo and Pali). It is a project of Vigyan Prasar in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology.