P. K. Joshi Named New Director for South Asia

P.K. Joshi

IFPRI welcomes a familiar face to the role of South Asia director with the appointment of Pramod Kumar Joshi on February 1, 2012. After serving as the Institute’s South Asia coordinator from 2003 to 2006, P. K. became the director of the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management in Hyderabad before rejoining IFPRI as senior program manager in New Delhi. He holds a master’s degree and PhD in agricultural economics from the G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Pantnagar and has received numerous awards throughout his career, including an Indian National Academy of Agricultural Sciences Fellowship. He has also contributed to improving global food security through his work on various international and national agricultural boards and committees, most recently as board chairman for the United Nations Centre for Alleviating Poverty through Secondary Crops.

P. K. brings a wide range of research and experience to the role of IFPRI’s South Asia director, and his expertise in one of the world’s most dynamic regions is sure to help the Institute carry out its mission to end hunger and malnutrition and reduce poverty—both within the region and around the world.


Economics,Agriculture & Rural Development

Dr.Joshi, Kindly accept my hearty congratulation for being appointed Director of IFPRI for south Asia. I am confident your dynamic leadership will certainly promote food and nutritional security in South Asia. Thanks, Professor Kamlesh Kumar Shrivastava,Gwalior India


I am very happy to see Dr. Joshi has been appointed as Director, South Asia. I hope his leadership will make a significant change in the development of South Asian agriculture, while the region is facing number of challenges. At the same time, he will be able capture newer opportunities those are also opening up.



Dear Dr Kabir

Many thanks for your best wishes and greetings. I look forward to work with you and your team.


PK Joshi