Contributor : Profile
Sukhpal Singh is Professor, Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Formerly, he was Director General, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, and Former Professor and Head, Agricultural Economic Research Unit (AERU), Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi.
He has been conferred the title of the Fellow of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics for his contributions to the discipline and the Society in 2018. He is Founding Co-Editor, Millennial Asia – an international journal of Asian studies. He has authored 12 books and over 140 research papers in international and national journals/edited books. He is on the board of several non-profit organisations working in the agriculture and rural space. Previously, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, University of Manchester; and Copenhagen Business School. He has also served as member of various committees/working groups of the Planning Commission of India/NITI Aayog, the National Development Council, the Food Safety Standards Authority of India, and the Executive Committee of the Mission on Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH). He has served as member of the standing working group on agriculture and allied sectors of Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission, committee for FPO (farmer producers’ organisation) policy for Punjab, and committee on MSP (minimum support price) and other mechanisms for farmers in Chhattisgarh.
His research interests lie in small producer and worker livelihoods and collectivisation of such stakeholders in the context of agribusiness value chains, and deregulation of agricultural markets in India and the developing world.