Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Chief of Staff, Director General’s Office and Head, 2020 Vision Initiative

International Food Policy Research Institute

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Economics

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About

Rajul Pandya-Lorch, a Kenyan citizen of Indian origin, is head of IFPRI's 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment Initiative, a global initiative that seeks to identify solutions for meeting world food needs while reducing poverty and protecting the environment. She concurrently serves as Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office.

Before taking her current position, Pandya-Lorch was special assistant to IFPRI's former director general, Per Pinstrup-Andersen. An IFPRI staff member since 1987, she has focused her research on trends in and prospects for global food security and on policies to alleviate and prevent food insecurity, poverty, and environmental degradation, with particular emphasis on sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has facilitated three major international conferences on (1) “Sustainable Food Security for All by 2020”, in Bonn, Germany on September 4-6, 2001; (2) “Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa by 2020”, in Kampala, Uganda on April 1-3, 2004; and (iii) “Taking Action for the World’s Poor and Hungry People”, in Beijing, China, on October 17-19, 2007. Since October 2008 she has led a major project, “Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development” that document evidence on policies, programs, and investments in agricultural development that have actually reduced hunger and poverty.

In recognition of her achievements, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) presented Pandya-Lorch and David Spielman with its 2010 Quality of Communication Award for their work on Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development. She has also received the American Agricultural Economics Association’s 2002 award for Distinguished Policy Contribution, along with Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Mark Rosegrant. Pandya-Lorch earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Wellesley College and a master's degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University.

Professional Associations:

(1) Member, American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)
(2) Member, International Agricultural Economics Association (IAEA)
(3) Member, Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD)
(4) Member, Editorial Board of the journal “Food Security: the science, sociology and economics of food production and access to food”
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Publications

  • Reshaping Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

    Shenggen F, Pandya-Lorch R

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  • The world food situation: recent developments, emerging issues, and long-term prospects.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R, Rosegrant M

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  • Economic growth and development. (Brief).

    Pandya-Lorch R

    2002 Brief #1. Washington, D.C.: IFPRI. (1994)

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  • Agricultural Growth is the Key to Poverty Alleviation in Low-Income Developing Countries.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    2020 Brief #15. Washington, D.C.: IFPRI. (1995)

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  • Poverty, food security, and the environment.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    IFPRI Brief. (1995)

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  • New risks and opportunities for food security: Scenario analyses for 2015 and 2050.

    von Braun J, Rosegrant M, Pandya-Lorch R, Cohen M, Cline S, Brown M et al.

    2020 Brief #73. Washington, D.C.: IFPRI. (2005)

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  • The challenge of hunger: The 2008 Global Hunger Index.

    von Grebmer K, Fritschel H, Nestorova B, Olofinbiyi T, Pandya-Lorch R, Yohannes Y

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  • High food prices: The what, who, and how of proposed policy actions.

    von Braun J, Ahmed A, Asenso-Okyere K, Fan S, Gulati A, Hoddinott J et al.

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  • 2009 Global Hunger Index: The challenge of hunger: Focus on financial crisis and gender inequality.

    von Grebmer K, Nestorova B, Quisumbing A, Fertziger R, Fritschel H, Pandya-Lorch R et al.

    IFPRI Brief. (2009)

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  • Underrated agriculture: increasing need but declining aid for agriculture in low-income countries.

    Puetz D, von Braun J, Hopkins R, Madani D, Pandya-Lorch R

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  • Improving food security of the poor: Concept, policy, and programs.

    von Braun J, Bouis H, Kumar S, Pandya-Lorch R

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  • Urban food insecurity and malnutrition in developing countries: Trends, policies, and research implications.

    von Braun J, McComb J, Fred-Mensah B, Pandya-Lorch R

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  • The challenge of hunger 2008: Global Hunger Index.

    von Grebmer K, Fritschel H, Nestorova B, Olofinbiyi T, Pandya-Lorch R, Yohannes Y

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  • 2009 Global Hunger Index: The challenge of hunger: Focus on financial crisis and gender inequality.

    von Grebmer K, Nestorova B, Quisumbing A, Fertziger R, Fritschel H, Pandya-Lorch R et al.

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  • Aid to agriculture: reversing the decline.

    von Braun J, Hopkins R, Puetz D, Pandya-Lorch R

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  • The world food situation: recent developments, emerging issues, and long-term prospects.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R, Rosegrant M

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  • World food prospects: critical issues for the early twenty-first century.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R, Rosegrant M

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  • Famine and Drought Mitigation in Ethiopia in the 1990s

    Webb P, Zegeye T, Pandya-Lorch R

    FCND Discussion Paper #7. Washington, D.C.: IFPRI. (1992)

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  • Poverty and income distribution aspects of changing food and agricultural policies during structural adjustment

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Food and Agricultural Policies under Structural Adjustment (Proceedings of the 29th Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, Hohenheim 1992) (1992)

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  • Major Uncertainties and Risks Affecting Long-Term Food Supply and Demand

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Land, Food, and People: Challenges for Future Food Supply, Agricultural Development, and the Environment (1995)

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  • Global policy on sustainable agriculture: a 2020 vision.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Air pollution in the 21st century: priority issues and policy (1998)

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  • Securing and sustaining adequate world food production for the third millennium.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    World Food Security and Sustainability: The Impacts of Biotechnology and Industrial Consolidation. (1999)

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  • Prospects for global food security in the twenty-first Century

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Frontiers of the 21st-century (1999)

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  • Food security and the role of agricultural research

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Reeves T, Pandya-Lorch R

    The Genetics and Exploitation of Heterosis in Crops (1999)

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  • Food security: a global perspective

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Food Security, Diversification, and Resource Management: Refocusing the Role of Agriculture? (1999)

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  • Agricultural science and the food balance

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Food Security: New Solutions for the Twenty-First Century (1999)

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  • Achieving food security for all: key policies for developing countries.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Fisheries Policy Research in Developing Countries: Issues, Priorities and Needs (1999)

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  • Prospects for global security

    Pandya-Lorch R

    Science for Survival and Sustainable Development: Proceedings of the Study Week of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (March 12-16, 1999) (2000)

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  • Aussichten für die globale Ernahrungssicherung im 21: Jahrhundert.

    Pandya-Lorch R, Pinstrup-Andersen P

    Jahrbuch Welternährung: Daten, Trends, Perspectiven (Nutrition Yearbook: Data, Trends, and Perspectives) 19-33. (2000)

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  • Prospects for food demand and supply towards 2020

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Rosegrant M, Pandya-Lorch R

    Proceedings of the Dalhia Greidinger Symposium on ‘Fertilisers and Resource Management for Food Security, Quality, and the Environment’ Volume 1. (2001)

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  • International agriculture in the 21st century

    Pandya-Lorch R, Rosegrant M

    Proceedings of the Fertilizer Institute’s Fertilizer Outlook 2001 Conference, November 13-14, 2000 (2001)

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  • Policies to stimulate agricultural and rural growth.

    Pandya-Lorch R

    Villages in the Future: Crops, Jobs and Livelihood (2001)

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  • Looking ahead: Emerging challenges in food security.

    Pandya-Lorch R

    Strengthening efforts to eradicate poverty and hunger: Dialogues at the Economic and Social Council. (2007)

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  • The Changing Political Economy Forces of Aid to Agriculture.

    von Braun J, Hopkins R, Pandya-Lorch R

    Agricultural & Rural Development (1994)

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  • Enough food for future generations?

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues (3rd Q) (1994)

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  • Changing Patterns of External Assistance to Agriculture.

    von Braun J, Hopkins R, Puetz D, Pandya-Lorch R

    IRDCurrents (1995)

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  • Prospects for Future World Food Security

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    IRDCurrents (1995)

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  • Food security and the environment.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    ECODECISON (1995)

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  • A 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Development and Cooperation (D+C) (1996)

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  • The World Food Situation and a 2020 Vision.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Agroalimentaria (1996)

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  • Recent developments and emerging issues in world food security.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues (3rd Q) (1998)

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  • World food in the twenty-first century.

    Pandya-Lorch R, Rosegrant M

    Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues (4th Q) (1999)

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  • The role of agriculture to alleviate poverty

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Agriculture and Rural Development (1999)

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  • The role of agriculture to alleviate poverty.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Entwicklung und Landlicher Raum (1999)

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  • World food prospects: Meeting the food challenge of the twenty-first century.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R, Rosegrant M

    Agrarwirtschaft (2000)

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  • World food prospects: Meeting the food challenge of the twenty-first century.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R, Rosegrant M

    New Agriculturist (2000)

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  • Emerging food and agriculture concerns in the developing world.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Entwicklung und Ländlicher Raum (2001)

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  • Emerging food and agriculture concerns in the developing world.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Entwicklung und Ländlicher Raum (2001)

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  • Six billion and counting: population and food security in the 21st century.

    Leisinger K, Schmitt K, Pandya-Lorch R

    Food Policy Statement. Washington, D.C.: IFPRI. (2002)

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  • Alleviating poverty, intensifying agriculture, and effectively managing natural resources.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    IFPRI 2020 Discussion Paper #1 (1994)

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  • New risks and opportunities for food security: Scenario analyses for 2015 and 2050.

    von Braun J, Rosegrant M, Pandya-Lorch R, Cohen M, Cline S, Brown M et al.

    IFPRI 2020 Discussion Paper #39. (2005)

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  • Food aid and development in the MADIA countries.

    Mellor J, Pandya-Lorch R

    Aid to African Agriculture: Lessons from Two Decades of Donors' Experience (1991)

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  • Prospects for Global Food Security: A Central Asian Context

    Pandya-Lorch R

    Food Policy Reforms in Central Asia: Setting the Research Priorities (2000)

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  • Food prospects and potential imports of low-income countries in the twenty-first century.

    Pandya-Lorch R

    Food Aid and Human Security (2000)

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  • The poorest and the hungry: A synthesis of Analyses and Actions.

    Pandya-Lorch R

    The poorest and hungry: Assessments, analyses, and actions: An IFPRI 2020 book (2009)

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  • Fifty years of progress.

    Pandya-Lorch R

    Millions Fed: Proven successes in agricultural development (2009)

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  • Income sources and diversification strategies of the malnourished rural poor.

    von Braun J, Pandya-Lorch R

    Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture (1992)

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  • The supply side of global food security.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Economies et Societes, A.G. (1995)

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  • Highlights from Millions Fed: Proven successes in agricultural development. [translated to French, Spanish, Chinese, and Hindi]

    Spielman D, Pandya-Lorch R

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  • The poorest and hungry: Assessments, analyses, and actions: An IFPRI 2020 book.

    von Braun J

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  • Millions Fed: Proven successes in agricultural development.

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  • Proven successes in agricultural development : A technical compendium to Millions Fed.

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  • Assuring A Food-Secure World in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

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  • Prospects for food demand and supply in Central Asia

    Pandya-Lorch R, Rosegrant M

    Food Policy (2000)

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  • Special Article: Market Stability & World Food Security

    McCalla A, Goldthwait C, Blandford D, Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Agricultural outlook / (1997)

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  • World food prospects: Critical issues for the early twenty-first century.

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R, Rosegrant M

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  • Food security and sustainable use of natural resources: a 2020 vision

    Pinstrup-Anderson P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Sage Urban Studies Abstracts (1999)

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  • Six billion and counting : population growth and food security in the 21st century

    Leisinger K, Schmitt K, Pandya-Lorch R

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  • Food security and sustainable use of natural resources: a 2020 Vision

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Ecological economics : the journal of the International Society for Ecological Economics. (1998)

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  • World Food Needs toward 2020

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    American Journal of Agricultural Economics (1997)

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  • Poverty, agricultural intensification, and the environment

    Pinstrup-Andersen P, Pandya-Lorch R

    Pakistan development review. (1994)

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  • Food policy for the poor : expanding the research frontiers : highlights from 30 years of IFPRI research

    Von Braun J, Pandya-Lorch R

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  • The unfinished agenda: perspectives on overcoming hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation

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  • Taking action for the world's poor and hungry people : synopsis of an international consultation

    Von Braun J, Pandya-Lorch R

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Professional experience

Chief of Staff, Director General’s Office and Head, 2020 Vision Initiative

International Food Policy Research Institute

January 2005 - Present

Head, 2020 Vision Initiative for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment

International Food Policy Research Institute

January 1998 - January 2004 (6 years)

Special Assistant to the Director General, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, and Secretary to the

International Food Policy Research Institute

January 1993 - January 1998 (5 years)

Research Analyst, Food Consumption and Nutrition Division

International Food Policy Research Institute

January 1990 - January 1993 (3 years)

Research Assistant, Director General’s Office

International Food Policy Research Institute

January 1988 - January 1990 (2 years)

Research Assistant, Trade and Macroeconomics Division

International Food Policy Research Institute

January 1987 - January 1988 (1 year)

Education history

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Masters in Public and International Affairs

September 1985 - May 1987 (1 year 8 months)

Wellesley College

Bachelor in Economics

September 1981 - June 1985 (3 years 9 months)