Dr. Surabhi Mittal is a Non-Resident Fellow for TCI-TARINA. From August 2016-July 2017, she was the Senior Economist and Coordinator of the TARINA Center of Excellence, as well as a Member of the TARINA Management Committee. Prior to joining TCI-TARINA, she worked for six years as the Senior Agricultural Economist with the Socioeconomics Program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). She has also worked at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), the Economics Division at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and the National Center for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Dr. Mittal has extensive experience in analytical, development and policy oriented research on a wide range of topics, including: food security, value chains, climate change, seed sector development, productivity, supply response models, gender mainstreaming, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agricultural technology and varietal adoption, the impact of rice and wheat cropping systems on the development of communities and the agricultural sector, the role of literacy and modern technology and their impact on small farmers, demand elasticity and projections, trade issues and domestic policy reforms.
Dr. Mittal obtained her Masters in Economics in 1998 from the Delhi School of Economics and her PhD in Agriculture Economics in 2001 from B.R. Ambedkar University in India. She has over 40 publications in academic journals, two edited books, chapters in various books, working papers, monographs and newspaper articles to her credit. Her work has been presented at various national and international conferences and seminars. She is a two-time recipient of the Doshi Foundation Award of the Agricultural Economics Research Association for best research contribution in agricultural economics and was nominated by the United States Government for the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2011. She is a member of the editorial board of the Agriculture Economics Research Review and was the finalist at the “mBillionth Award South Asia 2014” under “m-Agriculture and Ecology”.