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Swarna S Vepa

Swarna S Vepa is currently Visiting Professor, Madras School of Economics. Earlier, she has been the Programme Director and Ford Foundation Chair of Women and Sustainable Food Security at the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in Chennai. She is a former researcher and faculty member at Delhi University, the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave, and researcher at Bombay University. Dr Vepa also held the position of Senior Executive at the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi. Her fields of specialization include gender issues in agriculture, agricultural stability and sustainability, and reforms related to poverty, inequality, and employment. Dr Vepa is involved with policy reports, publications, and advocacy in India and Asia. She has contributed to a number of publications such as Gender, Food, Security and Rural Livelihoods, edited by Maithreyi Krishnaraj (2007) Stree, Kolkata and Halving Hunger: It Can be Done (UN Millennium Project) edited by Pedro Sanchez, M.S. Swaminathan, Philip Dobie, Nalan Yuksel (2005). She was responsible for bringing out the three Food Security Atlases published by MSSRF and WFP in 2001, 2002, and 2004.