Director of Communications and Public Affairs, International Food Policy Research Institute
Rajul Pandya-Lorch is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs and concurrently serves as Chief of Staff in the Director General’s Office. From 1998 to 2017, Rajul served as head of IFPRI's 2020 Vision Initiative, a global initiative that seeks to identify solutions for meeting world food needs while reducing poverty and protecting the environment. In recognition of her achievements, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) presented Rajul Pandya-Lorch and David Spielman with its 2010 Quality of Communication Award for their work on Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development. She has also received the American Agricultural Economics Association’s 2002 award for Distinguished Policy Contribution, along with Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Mark Rosegrant.