Dr. Shabd Swaroop Acharya

Born in Raipur, India on 9 May 1939. Educated at SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, 1955-56; Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur, 1956-59; Punjab Agricultural University, 1964-66; Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 1969-71; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1971-72; B.Sc. 1959; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1973.

Honorary Professor, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, August 2004 to date.

Agricultural Extension Officer/Block Development Officer, Government of Rajasthan, 1959-64; Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Rajasthan Agricultural University, 1966-69; Associate Professor and Head of Agricultural Economics, University of Udaipur, 1971-79; Project Director, Government of Rajasthan, 1979-80; ICAR National Fellow (Professor), 1980-85, Professor and Head, Agricultural Economics, RAJAU, 1985-91; Member, 1991-92 and Chairman, 1992-96, CACP, Government of India; Director, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, 1997-2004.

Awards/Honours: Two Gold Medals for Best Ph.D. Student of IARI, 1973; ICAR National Fellow (Professorial Chair), 1980-85; Maharana Mewar Award, 1999; Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 1988 to date; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, 1994; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics 1996; Chairman, Expert Group on Agricultural Marketing, Govt. of India, 1998; FAO's Agricultural Marketing Expert for Asia, 2001; UNDP-FAO Mission Leader for Agricultural Policy in East Timor, 2001; Member, UNDP-ILO-FAO Mission as Agricultural Development Specialist in East Timor 2003; Member, Standing Panel of Science Council of CGIAR 2004-06; Member, International Panel of External Review of Africa Rice Center (WARDA), 2006; Chairman, Working Group on Agricultural Marketing and Trade, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, 2006; Team Leader, International Panel on Socio-Economic Impact of TC Banana Industry in Kenya, 2006; President, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) 2003-08; Editor, Chinese Agricultural Economic Review, 2007-14; Member, Board of Directors and Chairman, Program Committee, Africa Harvest International Biotech Foundation, Kenya, 2008-15; Member, Indian Council of Agricultural Research Society, 2007-10 and 2011-14. Chief Editor, 2009-11 and Chairman of Editorial Board, 2011-14, Agricultural Economics Research Review; Senior Policy Consultant, FAO-RAP, July-December 2009; Chairman, QRT for NCAP, 2011; Member, General Council & Executive Council of NIRD, 2011-14; Chairman, International Panel for Centre Commissioned External Review of ICRISAT-IMOD, 2014; Director-Emeritus, Africa Harvet Biotech Foundation International, Nairobi, 2015 to date; Sahitya Kala Sangam Samman, 2017.

Fellow: Distinguished Fellow of Bhoovigyan Vikas (Earth Sciences Development) Foundation; Honorary Member, Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, Ohio Chapter (USA).

Research Areas: Agricultural economics, agricultural marketing and prices, agricultural policy analysis

Address: 5-K-44, Ramsingh Ki Bari, Sector-11, Udaipur 313001, Rajasthan; [Tel: Cell: 9829061534; Email: ssacharya95@yahoo.co.in]

Vice-President 1 Jan, 2007 to 31 Dec, 2009; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2004 to 31 Dec, 2006; Member Executive Council (Casual Vacancy) 1 Jan, 2002 to 31 Dec, 2003