Sudha Narayanan

Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


Sudha Narayanan joined International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s South Asia Regional Office in December 2020 as a research fellow. Her research interests straddle agriculture, food and nutrition policy, and human development. Narayanan is particularly interested in survey-based research using micro econometric approaches to understand broader questions of agrarian change and state delivery systems for nutrition security. Her research focuses on contract farming, agri-food value chains, technology adoption in agriculture, public policies for food security and employment and agriculture-nutrition linkages. Narayanan obtained a PhD from Cornell University in 2011, specializing in agricultural economics. She earlier obtained M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, India.