Bhavani Shankar

Bhavani ShankarBhavani Shankar is Professor of International Food, Agriculture and Health at LCIRAH and SOAS, University of London. He is an applied economist working at the interface of agriculture, food, nutrition and health.

Bhavani has a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has held previous appointments at FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and at the University of Reading.  He has published widely in agricultural economics, development, nutrition and health journals, and has served as editor of Food Policy since 2011.


Bhavani co-leads the research theme, nutrition sensitive policies and strategies and represents LCIRAH on LANSA's management team

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Funded by UK DFID

This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies



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