Dr. Pramod Kumar Joshi
Fellow, Elected 2007

Born in Almora, Uttarakhand, India on 2 March 1953. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Nainital, 1963-67; Government Intermediate College, 1967-69; GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar; B.Sc. (Hons.), 1972; M.Sc., 1974; Ph.D., 1979.

Director - South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute, South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi 2012 to date.

Scientist, Division of Agricultural Economics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1976-81; Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Agricultural Economics, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), Karnal, 1981-1993; Senior Economist, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, 1993-1998; Principal Scientist, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, 1998-2003; South Asia Coordinator, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, 2003-06; Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), New Delhi, 2006-09; Director, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad, 2009-11.

Awards/Honours: Professor R.C. Agrawal Lifetime Award and D.K. Desai Award of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics; R.T. Doshi Award of the Agricultural Economics Research Association. Chairman, Governing Board, SAARC Agricultural Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh: 2006-08; Chairman, Governing Board, UN-Center for Poverty Alleviation through Secondary Crops (UN-CAPSA), Bogor, Indonesia, 2007-08; Member, International Steering Committee, Challenge Programmes on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security; Alliance of CGIAR and Earth System Science Partnership (2008-12); Member, International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), The World Bank, Washington, DC; Member, Core Group on 'Right to Food' of National Human Rights Commission, GOI; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics: 1988-2005; Member, Research Program Committee, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai: 2005-08; Vice President (2003-06) and Secretary (2007-12), Agricultural Economics Research Association, New Delhi; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, and Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, New Delhi (2008-11); Member, Editorial Board, Agricultural Economics Research Review, 2013 till date; Member, Editorial Board of International Journal of Agri-Business of Developing and Emerging Economics, USA; President-elect-2014 of Indian Society of Agriculture Economics and Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Economics

Research Areas: Technology policy, market and institutional economics

Address: Director - South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; D-7, Pusa Apartments, Sector 15, Rohini, Delhi 110085; [Tel: Off. (011) 66166565; Cell: 09818506753; Fax: (011) 25848008; Email: p.joshi@cgiar.org]

Foreign Secretary 1 Jan, 2016; Dr. M.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2009-2010