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Ramesh Chand
NIAP
rc@ncap.res.in
Prof. Ramesh Chand is Director, National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAP) at ICAR. At present, he is engaged in research on food Policy, trade and WTO, and agricultural growth and development. He is actively involved in policy formulation as a member/ chair of several high-level committees constituted by central government ministries and international organisations. He has worked as consultant for FAO, UNDP, ESCAP, Commonwealth, OECD and World Bank. He has been a technical expert for inter-governmental meetings like G-20, SAARC, UN-ESCAP and FAO.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in research and teaching. He has worked in senior academic positions as Deputy Director General (Education), ICAR; Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Unit at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University; Professor of Marketing at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; Visiting Professor at University of Wollongong, NSW Australia (2000); and Visiting Fellow at Institute of Developing Economies, Chiba Shi, Japan (2003). 

He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, and is a recipient of Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award (2010). He has authored seven books and more than 100 research papers published in reputed national and international journals.


Articles By Ramesh Chand
Boosting Indo-Pak agricultural trade
Posted On: 02 Apr 2015

Topics:   Trade , Agriculture
Tags:   Pakistan

Despite close geographical proximity of India and Pakistan and implementation of SAFTA almost a decade ago, trade potential between the two countries remains largely unexploited. This column analyses trends in Indo-Pak trade in agriculture, which constitutes 43.6% of total Indo-Pak trade, and highlights opportunities for expanding trade in this sector.
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