Ravi Nandi joined the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2023 as an Innovation Systems Scientist. He is an accomplished agricultural economist with over 12 years of experience in interdisciplinary research focusing on the markets, food environment, agrifood value chains, and socioeconomics.
His expertise lies in analyzing and improving different aspects of agri-food value chains, and farmer collectives, linking farmers to the market with a particular focus on governance, sustainability, innovations, and scaling. He explores institutional innovations that connect production and market-based interventions, and intricate interplay between agriculture, markets, and nutrition to address crucial issues such as poverty reduction, food security, nutrition, sustainable rural livelihoods, and resilience outcomes.
Ravi has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers, policy briefs, chapters, books and blogs.