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Ruth Meinzen-Dick

  • PhD
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA
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Ruth Meinzen-Dick joined IFPRI in 1989. She is Coordinator of the CGIAR program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi). Her research deals with water resource management, land, forests, property rights, collective action, and the impact of agricultural research on poverty. She leads IFPRI’s Gender Task Force and co-leads work on strengthening women’s assets. Much of her research has been in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. A citizen of the United States, Meinzen-Dick was raised in India. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in development sociology from Cornell University and her B.A. in anthropology from Washington University.


Global Food Security

Editorial Board

2012 - Present

Agriculture and Human Values

Editorial Board

2011 - Present

Recent publications

  • Food and agricultural innovation pathways for prosperity

    • Tomich T
    • Lidder P
    • Coley M
    • et al.
  • Playing games to save water: Collective action games for groundwater management in Andhra Pradesh, India

    • Meinzen-Dick R
    • Janssen M
    • Kandikuppa S
    • et al.

Professional experience

Senior Research Fellow

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

January 1989 - Present



Cornell University

September 1983 - January 1989(5 years)


Cornell University

September 1981 - May 1983(2 years)


Washington University

September 1978 - May 1981(3 years)

Co-authors (264)