India faces grave challenges on the agriculture and malnutrition front. Often these are viewed separately resulting in an incoherent policy framework to tackle both. The talk will focus on the need to relate India's agrarian and malnutrition crises and the ways of dealing with them.Speaker Bio:
Devinder Sharma is a distinguished food and trade policy analyst.
He started his career with the Indian Express and later quit active journalism to research on a host of policy issues including agriculture, biodiversity, FTA, IPR, development, food security and biotechnology. He has a Master's in Plant Breeding & Genetics from the CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, and was formerly a Visiting Fellow to the International Rice Research Institute, School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK); and at the University of Cambridge (UK).
The Week magazine in its 2009 Independence Day Special has listed Devinder Sharma among the 25 Most Valuable Indians, calling him 'Green Chomsky'. Sharma is associated with numerous national and international organizations, civil society groups and farmers organisations.