Dr. R. V. Bhavani

Agriculture Nutrition Health Programme, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

Dr. R V Bhavani is currently Director, Agriculture-Nutrition-Health Programme at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF). She has experience of over two decades of work in the areas of rural development, agrarian issues, sustainable food and nutrition and livelihood security, and in project management and advocacy. From 2012 to 2018, she was project manager of Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), a multi- country research programme consortium of six institutions led by MSSRF. Between 2004 and 2006, she was on deputation to the National Commission on Farmers, Government of India, as officer on special duty to the chairman. Prior to joining MSSRF in 2000, she worked as an officer in State Bank of India for a decade. She was a Chevening Scholar on a Program for Young Indian Bankers at the London School of

Economics & Political Science in 1997. Bhavani has a MPhil in Planning &; Development from IIT Bombay and PhD in Economics from Madras University.