Prabhu Pingali

Prabhu Pingali

Director, Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi)

375J Warren Hall
(607) 255-2352

Dr. Prabhu Pingali is the Founding Director of the Tata-Cornell Initiative and a Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University. Prior to moving to Ithaca in June 2013, he was the Deputy Director, Agriculture Development Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, based in Seattle Washington, from 2008-May 2013. Dr. Pingali was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences as a Foreign Fellow in May 2007. He was the President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) from 2003-2006. He was elected Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association in 2006 and of the International Association of Agricultural Economists in 2009.

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Book Chapters

  • Pingali, P., Spielman, D., & Zaidi, F. (2016). Changing Donor Trends in Assistance to Agricultural Research and Development in Africa South of the Sahara. p. Chapter 6 The Future of African Agricultural R&D Nienke Beintema, John Lynam, and Ousmane Badiane (ed.), IFPRI/ASTI, Washington, DC.
  • Pingali, P., Ricketts, K., & Sahn, D. E. (2015). Agriculture for Nutrition. p. Chapter 7 The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: The Role of Food, Agriculture, and Targeted Policies D. Sahn (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
  • Pingali, P., Schneider, K., & Zurek, M. (2014). Poverty, Agriculture and the Environment: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa. p. 151-168 Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology Joachim von Braun and Franz W. Gatzweiler (ed.), Springer Dordrecht, Heidelberg.