Ashok Gulati is the Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). Prior to this, he was the Chairman of the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP), Government of India. He also served as the Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for more than 10 years. He is currently on the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX). He has 15 books and several research papers on Indian and Asian agriculture to his credit. He is a prolific writer in the media on agricultural policies, He was honoured with the “Padma Shri” award in 2015 for his contributions to the field.
Ranjana Roy is working as an external consultant at ICRIER. She holds a doctorate degree from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Her areas of research are agricultural economics, poverty, nutrition and development economics. She has published papers in reputed national journals and media articles in widely circulated daily newspapers.
Shweta Saini is an agricultural trade and policy researcher and working as a senior external consultant with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). With close to 15 years of experience in industry chambers, academics and business, she has authored and co-authored several research studies on various topics on Indian agriculture like international agricultural trade, agricultural policy and food security. Her research has been published in various international and national books and as working papers and reports. She is an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.