Senior Policy Advisor
CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agriculture Systems
Ranjitha Puskur received her MSc and PhD in Agricultural Economics from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, earning the gold medal for outstanding academic performance for the former, and the Jawaharlal Nehru prize for outstanding PhD research in Agricultural Economics. She obtained a Diploma in Agricultural Research for Development from the International Centre for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA), The Netherlands. Under a research scholarship, she studied the Economics and Policy of Technical Change at the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), The Netherlands. She has been part of the CGIAR since 2002, beginning as a scientist at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), then moving to the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in 2005. In 2012, Dr. Puskur transferred to WorldFish to lead its gender research program, building a high quality team and leading the development of the Gender Strategy for the CGIAR Research Program on AAS, which is widely cited as one of the best in CGIAR. Now, Dr. Puskur is the Senior Policy Advisor for the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agriculture Systems at WorldFish.
Session 1B: A Rising Tide Does Not Lift All Boats: Transformative Approaches for Strengthening Resilience and Equity in Aquatic Agri-food Systems