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Welcome to ICAR-NIAP

ICAR-National Institute (Formerly Centre) of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAP) was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in March 1991 to strengthen agricultural economics and policy research in the National Agricultural Research System.

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Research Highlights

From Research to Impact Payoffs to Investment in Agricultural Research and Extension in India

Agricultural research, innovations, knowledge, and information are crucial for addressing the current and future challenges to the agri-food system transformation, especially in countries like India that face acute resource constraints of land, water, and energy, and are highly exposed to climate risks. (document size- 7.22 MB, PDF, English)

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Our Vision

Leveraging Innovations for Attaining Efficient, Inclusive and Eco-friendly Agricultural Growth through Agricultural Economics and Policy Research

Our Mission

To strengthen agricultural economics research for providing economically viable, socially-acceptable and environmentally-feasible policy options for science-led agricultural growth

Honours and Awards Honours and Awards

  • NAAS Fellows

    Dr. Pratap Singh Birthal - Fellow, Elected 2010

    Dr. Suresh Pal - Fellow, Elected 2009

  • NAAS Recognition Award

    Dr. Pratap Singh Birthal (2015)

  • Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award

    Dr Suresh Pal (2020)
    Prof. Pratap Singh Birthal (2016)
    Prof. Ramesh Chand (2010)

  • ICAR-National Professors

    Prof. Pratap Singh Birthal (2017 onwards)
    Prof. Ramesh Chand (2006-2010)
    Prof. Dayanath Jha (2000-2005)

  • Fellow of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics

    Prof. Ramesh Chand (2013)
    Dr. Suresh Pal (2017)
    Dr. Pratap Singh Birthal (2017)

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