Dr. Suresh Pal
Fellow, Elected 2009

Born at Simbhalka, Uttar Pradesh on 15 March 1960. Educated at Government schools affiliated to UP Board; B.Sc. Ag & AH (Hons), 1979; M.Sc. Ag, 1982, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar; Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics), 1987, IARI, New Delhi.

Director, ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi 2016 to date.

Scientist, Division of Agricultural Economics, IARI, New Delhi, 1986-96; Senior Scientist, 1996-2004 and Principal Scientist, 2004-2009, NCAP, New Delhi; Head, Division of Agricultural Economics, IARI, New Delhi, 2009-15. Consultant and visiting scientist to CGIAR Centres (IFPRI, IRRI, CIMMYT), World Bank, FAO, CGIAR Science Council, APAARI, ODI (UK) and other international research organizations and universities; Member (Official), and Chairman (2016) Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices, New Delhi 2015-16.

Awards/Honours: D.K. Desai Award (1992 & 2002) of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (Mumbai); D.T. Doshi Award (2002) of the Agricultural Economics Research Associuation (India); The Norman Borlaug International Science Fellow, 2009 (USDA); Expert member of high level committees of the Planning Commission, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Envionment and Forest, Ministry of Agriculture, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, and Indian Council of Agricultural Research; Member Research Program Committee (2009-12) and Executive Committee of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (Mumbai); Member, Editorial Board, Agricultural Economics Research Review; Member, Advisory Committee of ASTI Program of CGIAR (2010-12); Secretary (2013-14, 2016 to date) and Vice-President (2015), Agricultural Economics Research Association (India).

Research Areas: Agricultural development policy, institutional change, technology and trade for development, science and technology policy

Address: Director, ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, DPS Marg, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; B-5 Bungalow, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843036; Cell: 9968217791; Fax: (011) 25842684; Email: spl.econ@gmail.com; director.niap@icar.gov.in]

Treasurer 1 Jan, 2010 to 22 Aug, 2010