Dr Madhura Swaminathan selected for Global Food Security Panel
Chennai, May 05, 2017: Dr Madhura Swaminathan, Chairperson, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation has been selected to serve as an expert on the group writing a report on ‘Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Finance and Improve Food Security and Nutrition in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda’. This group is constituted by ‘The High Level Panel of Experts’ on food security and nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).
Dr Madhura is among five international experts selected out of 78 global candidates. The others are from South Africa, Brazil, Sudan and Germany. The announcement came from Rome, the headquarters of FAO, earlier this week. Speaking on the selection, Dr Madhura said “I am happy to have the opportunity to contribute to global policy to help food and nutrition security of millions of people across the world. It is an honour and I do hope it will help also provide perspectives from India and the Asian region.”
Dr Madhura, is also Professor and Head of Economic Analysis Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. A development economist, she has authored eight books including one on food policy in India. She has served on Government of India’s High Level Committee on Long Term Grain Policy, the UN Committee on Development Policy and on the Board of International Potato Centre in Lima.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.