Prabhu Pingali portrait
Prabhu Pingali

Institutional evaluation

Prabhu Pingali is a Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, with a joint appointment in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Global Development, and the Founding Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI). Pingali is the lead of the institutional evaluation component of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement. Prior to joining Cornell, he was the Deputy Director, Agricultural Development Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, from 2008–May 2013.  He was director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Agriculture and Development Economics Division from 2002-2007. In addition, he worked with the CGIAR for 15 years from 1987-2002, first with IRRI in the Philippines and then with CIMMYT in Mexico.  Pingali is a member in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and an AAEA Fellow.  He has over three decades of experience working with some of the leading international agricultural development organizations as a research economist, development practitioner and senior manager.  Pingali has written 13 books and over 120 refereed journal articles and book chapters on food policy.

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