Dr. Pramod K. Joshi is the director for South Asia. Previous to this, he held the positions of the director of the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, India, and the director of the National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi. Earlier, Dr. Joshi was South Asia Coordinator at the International Food Policy Research Institute and senior economist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Patancheru. His areas of research include technology policy, market, and institutional economics.
Dr. Joshi has received the following awards: Dr. MS Randhawa Memorial Award of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2009–11), DK Desai Award of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, and RT Doshi Foundation Award of the Agricultural Economics Research Association for outstanding contribution in social science and agricultural economics research. He is a National Academy of Agricultural Sciences Fellow.
Dr. Joshi has also served as the chairman of the SAARC Agricultural Centre’s governing board in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2006–08); chairman of the UN-CAPSA governing board in Bogor (2007); and member of the intergovernmental panel on the World Bank’s International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (2007–08). He served as a member of the International Steering Committee for the Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security Challenge Program, led by the ESSP Science Community and the CGIAR (2009–11). He was also a member of the core group of the Indian government’s “Right to Food” National Human Rights Commission and the secretary-general of the Fourth World Congress on Conservation Agriculture. Currently, Dr. Joshi is the trustee of the Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (since 2008) and secretary of the Agricultural Economics Research Association in India.