Dr. Pratap Singh Birthal
Fellow, Elected 2010

Born in Jhunda Bass, Bhiwani, Haryana, India on 5 December 1963. Educated at Government High School, Jui Khurd, Bhiwani, 1977-79; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1979-84; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1984-1990. B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture, 1984; M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics), 1986; Ph.D., 1990.

Principal Scientist and Acting Director (2015-16), National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi from 2011 to Dec 2015 and Jul 2016 to date.

Scientist, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1991-1995; Scientist (Senior Scale), 1996-97, Senior Scientist, 1997-2005, and ICAR National Fellow and Principal Scientist, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, 2005-2008; Principal Scientist (Socioeconomics), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2008-11; Director, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, Jan-Jun 2016.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Young Scientist Award, 1997; ISAE DK Desai Award, 1995, 2001, 2015; Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) RT Doshi Award, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2013; Vice President (1997-1999), Joint Secretary (2001-2002), and Managing Editor, 2012-2015; Chief Editor, 2015 to date, Agricultural Economics Research Association; Vice-President, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, 2015 onward; Reviewer, International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), The World Bank, 2005-2006; Consultant to various CGIAR institutes, The World Bank and Swiss Development Corporation; Member, Working Group on Animal Husbandry and Dairying, XII Five Year Plan, Planning Commission, Government of India.

Research Areas: Technology policy, institutional economics, and livestock economics

Address: Principal Scientist, National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, DPS Marg, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Cell: 9910052752; Email: psbirthal@ncap.res.in; psbirthal@yahoo.com]

Recognition Award, 2013-2014