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MSSRF chairperson Madhura Swaminathan among 5 global food security experts
Tuesday, 09 May, 2017, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, New Delhi
Madhura Swaminathan, chairperson, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), has been selected to serve as one of the experts in a five-member 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 was constituted by the high-level panel of experts on food security and nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). Swaminathan was selected out of 78 global candidates. The others are from South Africa, Brazil, Sudan and Germany. The announcement came from Rome, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters, recently.

The development economist stated, “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.”

Swaminathan, who is also professor and head, Economic Analysis Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Bengaluru, has authored eight books, including one on food policy in India. She has served on the government of India’s High-level Committee on Long-term Grain Policy, the United Nations Committee on Development Policy and on the board of the International Potato Centre in Lima, Peru.
 
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