ankitaDr Ankita Goyal’s area of specialisation broadly covers agriculture, food security and sustainable farming. She has earlier worked as a consultant with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, and was closely associated with the committee that was set up to look into the ownership, price fixation, value addition and marketing of minor forest produce. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in CSD, and is working on two projects related to agriculture credit sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research and the National Bank for Agricultural Rural Development. Dr Goyal has also been a research associate in a project entitled, the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of BT Cotton in India. She has been the principal researcher in a number of other studies as well, including, the Role of National Food Security Mission in Improving Agricultural Productivity in Selected Districts. Dr Goyal has organised a number of national-level seminars and has presented papers at national conferences. She has many research publications to her credit and has co-authored a book, Socio-economic Impact Assessment of BT Cotton in India. Dr Goyal holds an MPhil from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a PhD from the same centre.

Socio-economic Impact Assessment of BT Cotton in India