Prof Prabhu Pingali, Chair, ICRISAT Governing Board, has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on Wednesday, January 26. He was commended “for distinguished contributions to the field of agricultural and applied economics, particularly for his work on agricultural development and food systems improvements.”
“It is an honor to be named an AAAS Fellow in recognition of my work in pursuit of knowledge that can help lift the rural poor out of deprivation and alleviate malnutrition in the developing world,” said Prof Pingali, accepting the accolades. “This honor would not have been possible without the contributions of the students, research fellows, postdocs, and other collaborators I have worked with throughout my career.”
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It may be noted that a few days earlier Prof Prabhu was named as part of the Indian government’s technical advisory committee for evaluation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA). With this appointment he will be working closely with Indian government officials, academics and researchers to provide advice on technical aspects of the evaluation plan by Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) of the Niti Aayog (Planning Commission) as it evaluates food subsidies under the NFSA. Read more about it here: Prabhu Pingali Named to Advisory Committee on Indian National Food Security Act)
Heartiest congratulations to Prof Pingali from all of us at ICRISAT.