Profile

Rajeswari
S.
Raina
Professor
Department of International Relations and Governance Studies
Center for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (C-PACT)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)
Block-E Block, Shiv Nadar University
Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
India
Profile Summary 

Services/ assignments:

Member, ISEE Board, International Society for Ecological Economics, 2016-2018 (http://www.isecoeco.org/about/officers-committees )

Invited lecture, “Beyond numbers: Gender concerns, excellence and relevance of science in India” at the Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges for Women in STEM, Kurukshetra University, 24th-25th January 2018.

Invited lecture, “Gendering Science Policy and Development Policy – the role of feminist science studies” delivered at the National Seminar on Women Leadership in S&T: Opportunities and Challenges, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, organized by Vigyan Prasar and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, at the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 8th and 9th March 2017.

Invited Lecture, “Understanding and Using Science Diplomacy: Lessons from the Institutionalisation of Soft Power in India,”lecture delivered at the ITEC Capacity Building Programme on Science Diplomacy, organized by RIS, in RIS, New Delhi.18th January 2017.

Member, Programme Advisory Committee, KIRAN Scheme (Mobility scheme for women scientists), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. January 2017- 2020.

Participated in the Second Meeting of the Expert Committee (EC) for Core Support Scheme & Major Proposals under its Science for Equity, Empowerment & Development (SEED) Division, Department of Science & Technology (DST), National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI – CSIR), Lucknow, 29-30th May, 2017.

Invited to moderate and chair the plenary panel on “Water and Justice” – presentations by Peter May (Senior Scientist, University of Maryland, USA) and Mokgadi Monamati (Senior Resource Specialist, Botswana), at the International Society for Ecological Economics, 2016 Conference on Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice, at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C., 27-29 June 2016.

Lecture delivered to Ph.D. students and young researchers, INDIALICS Academy, “From S&T led Agricultural Production to Agricultural Innovation Systems”, at the Training Programme organized at the Third INDIALICS Conference, CDS, Trivandrum, 19th March 2016.

Secretary, and Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) 2014-2016. (www.ecoinsee.org)

Member, Governing Board of the Society for Promotion of Wasteland Development (SPWD), New Delhi (2016-19), and Member, Governing Board of Sahjeevan (a women’s collective, natural resource management and agrarian development) in Kuchch region, Gujarat (2015-18).

Member, ExpertAdvisory Committee on  Innovation, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development (iSTED) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India: New Delhi 2016-18.

Member of the Expert Committee (EC) for approval and review of Core Support programme under the Technology Advancement for Rural Areas (TARA) Scheme of the SEED Division, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India (2016-19).

Member of Research Advisory Board of Development Alternatives (DA), a civil society organization working on eco-solutions for people and planet, in New Delhi (2015-18).

Invited by the Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) Department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to develop, teach and evaluate a course on science policy and development policy (November 2015). Taught the course “Policy Sciences and Science Policy” second semester (Jan-May) 2016, in IIT Delhi.

Member Expert Committee for a New Initiative in “Technology application for livelihood improvement of Scheduled Caste Population (Talim-Sc)” under the Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development (SEED) programme of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. New Delhi, for the period Jan 2013 – 2016.

Invited to lecture to the INDIALICS Academy for Ph.D. students and young researchers “From S&T led Agricultural Production to Agricultural Innovation Systems,” organized in the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, March 14-19th, 2016 (lecture on 19th March 2016).

Member of an expert group on “Curriculum and Teaching Resources Support” constituted by CSE, New Delhi, to equip teachers handling the “Environmental Sciences” compulsory course (UGC mandate) for undergraduate students in India (since March 2015). Helped organize the “Knowledge Conclave” for the Green Educators Network of CSE, 28-29 Jan 2016.

Invited to lecture to the CICALICS Academy and review research papers prepared by Ph. D. students and Joint Lecture, with Prof. Gu Shulin and Prof Susan Cozzens, on “Inclusive Innovation – Current Trends and Future Research” for Ph.D. students, at the CICALICS Academy, National Institute of Innovation Management (NIIM), Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 28-30 August 2016

Member of the Board and Executive Committee of SRUTI – Society for Rural Urban and Tribal Initiative, New Delhi, since 2014 (www.sruti.org.in)

Advisor to the POWA (Mobilizing Political Will for ODA in Agriculture) project of Welthungerhilfe, Bonn, and the India team of the POWA project, 2014.  Presented the “Berlin Memorandum on Sustainable Livelihoods for Smallholders” at the Conference on “Setting the Course for a World without Hunger – North-South Dialogue on the Role of the G7” February 4th. 2015, at the Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin, and participated in a meeting with German Parliamentarians, on ways of supporting smallholder agriculture in the Global South, February 5th 2015, at the Reichstag, Berlin.  Two meetings attended, documents reviewed, (i) May 5th -7th ,2014 on “Small farmers and the Demand for Increased Agricultural ODA – What do we want from the G8”, at Zorba the Buddha, New Delhi, organized by Living Farms and Welthungerhilfe, (ii) 24th June 2014, “Quo vadis G8? Landwirtschaft fur Ernahrungssicherung” panel to German Parliamentarians and the Chancellor’s Sherpa, at Habel Weinkultur, Berlin.

Comments and responses to the GM Futuros Project Workshop on “A new approach to governing GM crops? Global lessons for the UK”, organized by Durham University, at The Royal Society, London, 13th June 2014.

Consultant to FAO (UN) for the Country Programming Framework. Prepared the paper on “Rainfed agriculture for an egalitarian and sustainable future:  an input to FAO’s Country Programming Framework for India,” which was accepted as a key component of FAO-Government of India strategy for India during Feb-April 2013.

Consultant to Villgro, “Policies, practices and the evolution of social entrepreneurship in India” for the book on Social Innovation X Social Entrepreneurship: Building a Better Ecosystem,  being edited by Jessica Seddon, March-July 2013.

Addressed and participated in the public Consultation on the National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), part of the NAPCC, organized by ASHA, Beyond Copenhagen, Bharat Jan Vigyan Jathha (Delhi), Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (Raj), Humanity (Jharkhand), Kisan Seva Sangh (Rajasthan), PAIRVI, South Asia Dialogue on Ecological Democracy (Delhi), UDI (Uttarakhand) and Oxfam India, in the Deputy Chairman’s Hall, Constitution Club, New Delhi on 11th March, 2013.

Organized and conducted the “Research Capacity Development Workshop on Innovation for Inclusive Development,” for Ph.D. students,  at the CDEIS, Punjabi University, Patiala. This was organized with the support of all the GLOBELICS scholars participating in the International Conference on “Development and Innovation in the Emerging Economies” in collaboration with the SIID project, CPR New Delhi, sponsored by IDRC, Canada. (see www.siid.org.in for report)

Addressed and participated in collaboration with Prof. Sukhpal Singh, IIM-Ahmedabad., in a day long brainstorming on “Local agriculture and policy issues”, organized by farmers organizations in Sirsa, hosted by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sirsa, Haryana, 19th Nov. 2012.

Chaired and discussed the ‘Need to conceptualize and promote a common framework for South-South technological learning,’ at the Launch Workshop on UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2012, organized by RIS, New Delhi, and UNCTAD, Geneva, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 2nd Nov. 2012.

Lecture on “Decentralized Innovation Capacities for Agricultural Development in India,” to the Training Programme on Multi-disciplinary perspectives on Science and Technology, at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), IISc Campus, Bangalore, 28th September 2012.

Member of the Jury, Georgescu-Roegen award, instituted in honour of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, by TERI, and launched on 22 August 2012.

Member, Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development (SEED) programme of the DST, Ministry of Sceince and Technology, Govt. of India, 2011-2014.

Member, O&M Programme Committee (O&MPC) under the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), ICAR-NAIP (IBRD), to assess and approve O&M sub-projects, and approve work plans, guide and overview the progress of the sub-projects under O&M component of the NAIP, since July 2011.

Member, Working Group on Agricultural Biotechnology for the Twelfth Five Year Plan, State Planning Board, Government of Kerala, August- October 2011.  Presented and wrote sections on institutional reform and research protocols for peasant friendly agricultural biotechnology in Kerala.

Lectured on South Asian Agriculture: Knowledge and Development Debates, as part of the course on Challenge of the Balance: Learning the policies, practices  and politics of environmental management in India, offered to international students and young researchers, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, 7th August 2012.

Resource Person at the two day Brainstorming and Consultation for TERI University’s Proposed Centre for Sustainability Science, organized by TERI University, New Delhi, 14-15 March 2012.

Member, Working Group on Management of Natural Resources and Rainfed Farming, for the Twelfth Five Year Plan of the Government of India (2012-17), Planning Commission, March –September, 2011.

Editorial Board – scientific and technical content, Journal of Innovation and Development, Routledge, India.

Expert, at the Consultation on Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) on the EU-India FTA with a focus on the Right to Food, organized by the Heinrich Boll Foundation, India, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 11-12 April 2011.

Researcher- invited contribution to ICSSR Social Sciences Survey (Economics), 2011 - on Agricultural Research and Extension,  ICSSR, New Delhi. Dec. 2010-March 2011.

Lecture delivered on “Institutional reform for Inclusive Agricultural Development“ as part of the Training Programme on “Institutional Change for Inclusive Agricultural Growth” at the Division of Agricultural Economics, IARI, New Delhi, 7th March 2011.

Member, Civil Society Consultation on “Regenerating Natural Resources and Rural Livelihoods in Rainfed Areas of India: Priorities for the 12th Five year Plan,”

Organized by WASSAN, on behalf of civil society coalitions, sponsored by the Planning Commission, Government of India, Hyderabad, 15-16 December 2010.

Chaired the Session on Soil Health Management – Support Systems and Policies, and responded to “Observations from social audits and inferences” by Gopikrishna S. R., at the National Workshop on Soil Health Management and Support Systems, organized by Greenpeace India, Constitution  Club, New Delhi, 13 December 2010.

Referee, select papers submitted for presentation at the GLOBELICS Conf 2010, to be held in Malaysia, 1-3 Nov. 2010.

Reviewer of the Report on Role or Private Sector and Centre-State relations in Agriculture,prepared by Yes Bank and the National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP-ICAR), 24th August 2010.

“South Asian agriculture: Knowledge and Development Debates,” lecture delivered to the CSE course on Policies and Practices- the Environment and Development in South Asia, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, 17 July 2010.

“Science, Politics and the Agricultural Revolution”, lecture delivered to the CSE course on Environment, Knowledge and Development, CSE, New Delhi 4 June 2010.

Resource Person, Brainstorming on India’s Nutrient Based Subsidy Policy for Fertilizers, organized by Greenpeace India, 3rd April 2010, YWCA, New Delhi.

Resource person at the UNESCO-NISTADS Expert Consultation on the Desirability of a Declaration on the Ethical Principles Related to Climate Change Policies, organized by UNESCO and NISTADS, IIC, New Delhi, 29-30 March 2010

“Policy making and policy processes in India,” presentation and discussion with IDRC and DFID teams on problem-oriented policy clusters, UK High Commission, New Delhi, 25th February 2010.

Member, Governing Body, CAPART (Centre for People’s Action and Rural Technology), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, August 2009-2013.

Resource person and panelist, at the EcoFair Trade Conference, EcoFair Rules! The new role of agricultural trade within the conflict area of the climate, food and economic crises, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Berlin, January 12th 2010.

Lectured on (i) agricultural innovation systems in India, and (ii) supporting and enabling rural innovation, as part of the week long course on Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policy (DEIP), offered by UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, CDS, Trivandrum and NISTADS, New Delhi, to mid-career S&T management and innovation professionals, from 2nd -7th February 2009, New Delhi.

Member, Advisory Board, for the project on “Enabling Bio-innovations for Poverty Reduction in Asia” co-ordinated by the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (2008-2011)

Resource person and expert at the National Consultation on Conservation Agriculture, orgnanized by the National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP) and the Professional Alliance for Conservation Agriculture (PACA), at the National Agricultural Science Centre, New Delhi, 12th December 2008.

Member, Working Group on Knowledge Applications in Agriculture, of the National Knowledge Commission of the Government of India, December 2007-August 2008.

Resource person, Co-ordinating Lead Author (ESAP- Chapter 4), and author of ESAP Summary for Decision Makers, and IAASTD Synthesis Report, for the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), Sub-Global assessment in the East-South Asia and Pacific region,  November 2005-November 2007.

Member, Task Force on Biodiversity & Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for the Environment & Forests Sector for the Eleventh Five year Plan. Planning Commission of the Government of India, August-October 2006, Panning Commission: New Delhi.

Resource person to lead the VIGYAN PRASAR Satellite network Group Discussion on “Agricultural Biotechnology: Bane or Boon”, with stakeholders and scientists on satellite network from Bhubaneswar, Shimla, Pondicherry, 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM, 7th September 2006, Vigyan Prasar office, New Delhi.

Resource person at the Roundtable on The fabric of Cotton: seeds, farmers and textiles. What should be India’s cotton agenda?organized by the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the National Commission on Farmers and the Centre for Science and Environment, July 10, 2006, Committee Room 1, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi.

Discussant /panelist at the Expert Workshop on Innovation Systems in Agriculture, World Bank, June 12 2006, World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Author and member of the Scenario Planning Team, National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), and presented “Scenario Planning to Guide Agricultural Innovation in India” at the ARD, World Bank, June 9 2006, World Bank, Washington D.C.

Resource person commenting on the “Decline of the peasantry” in Eric Hobsbawm’s War, Peace and Hegemony at the beginning of the 21st Century, at the Symposium organized by the Book Review Literary Trust, 9-12 February 2006.

Resource person and Consultant for the “Scenario Planning exercise for the pre-project phase of the National Agricultural Innovation Project” (NAIP – ICAR/World Bank), Gurgaon, 5-7 July 2005.

External expert / Resource person at the CGIAR Systems Priority meetings, on “Improved Production and Processing Systems for High-Value Commodities” held at FAO, CGIAR, 17th-18th January 2005.

Teaching/ Curriculum development

“Science, Technology and Development Policy” Course developed and currently being taught in Shiv Nadar University, Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, SNU, 2nd Jan-12th May 2017.

“Policy Sciences and Science Policy”, Course developed and taught in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi, Semester 4th Jan-17th May 2016.

“Innovation Systems and Development” Ph.D. Course developed and taught during the 2013-14 first semester, and 2015-16 second semester, AcSIR, at CSIR-NISTADS.

“South Asian agriculture- food and environmental security” – lectures delivered in several courses developed and taught by Centre for Science and Enviornment (CSE), New Delhi, for journalists, young researchers and students (2009 onwards).

Member of an expert group on “Curriculum and Teaching Resources Support” constituted by CSE, New Delhi, to equip teachers handling the “Environmental Sciences” compulsory course (UGC mandate) for undergraduate students in India (since March 2015).

Several projects reviewed for national and international donor agencies.

Several research papers refereed for national and international research journals and books, dissertation evaluations.

Fellowships received:

Visiting Research Fellowship – INRA, Paris (2002).

Rockefeller Archives Center- Research Grant (2000).

Swedish Institute- Visiting Fellowship (1999).

UNU /INTECH Ph.D. Scholars Fellowship (1995).

IDS, Sussex, Visiting Fellowship (1992).

I.C.S.S.R. Doctoral Fellowship (1987-1991).

ASPEE Senior Research Fellowship (awarded in 1987- not availed).

I.C.A.R. Junior Research Fellowship in Agricultural Economics (1985-87).

National Merit Scholarship (1980-1984).

Educational Qualifications 
1994
Ph.D. (Economics)
Kerala University
1987
M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and Marketing Management
Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
1984
B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences,
College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur
1980
Pre-Degree Course in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Government College for Women, University of Kerala, Trivandrum
Work Experience 
Professor and Head of the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies in School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Shiv Nadar University
I currently work here
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Principal Scientist
National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, (NISTADS)
06/05
11/09
Senior Fellow
Centre for Policy Research Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri
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Agricultural Officer, Grade II
Kerala Agricultural Extension, Project (KAEP) Office
Phalghat Division, Department of Agriculture, Government of Kerala,
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Research Projects:

  1. “Scaling-up the Rural Enterprise”, an Indo-UK collaborative research project on Bridging the Urban Rural Divide (BURD), in collaboration with Centre for Technology and Development (CTD), New Delhi, IIT-Mumbai, Imperial College, London, University of Nottingham, and Swansea University. Sponsored by DST (Government of India) and EPSRC (Government of UK), (2012-15).
  2. “Policy and Institutional Support for Organic Agriculture: Enabling pathways for Inclusive Sustainable Development,” in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute. Sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DoAC), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India (2012-14).
  3. “Innovation Systems for Inclusive Development: Lessons from Rural China and India, (SIID)”  In collaboration with Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, and the Central University of Hyderabad, and Chinese collaborators headed by National Institute of Innovation Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou. Sponsored by the Innovation, Policy and Science theme of IDRC, Canada (2009-2012), hosted in Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
  4.  “Policies and Institutions – the architecture of S&T for development in South Asia,” in-house (OLP) project, in collaboration with colleagues in NISTADS and other Indian and South Asian institutes, approved by the Management Committee in NISTADS (2010-12).
  5.  “Development Policy and Science: Towards an Agricultural Science Policy in India”, sponsored by NCAP (NAIP-ICAR), as part of the V-PAGe project under NAIP (World Bank-ICAR), May 2011 to Dec 2011.
  6. “Economics of Agricultural Research and Extension”, a chapter for the ICSSR Social Science Survey 2010-11, sponsored by the Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi (2010-11).
  7. Report on “Peak Oil, Agricultural Production and Trade,” for the Heinrich Boll Foundation, Berlin and MISEREOR, Berlin, as part of the EcoFair Trade Dialogue conducted by HBF, sponsored by the European Union (2009)
  8. “Fostering Bio-Innovation in Asia: Ways Forward. A research support strategy for IDRC Asia,” for the Innovation, Technology, Society theme. (Sponsored by IDRC, Canada, (Singapore Office)2007)
  9. “Poverty impact pathways and livelihoods patterns in the Indo-Gangetic Plains – A Synthesis of Lessons for Priority Setting in the Rice Wheat Consortium, CIMMYT-IRRI,” (Sponsored by CIMMYT, New Delhi, December 2005-January 2007)
  10. “New insights into promoting rural innovation: Learning from civil society organizations about the effective use of innovation in development,” In collaboration with UNU/INTECH, CRISP, NCAP, and Livelihood Services. (Sponsored by UNU/INTECH, 2004-2006)
  11. “Institutions for poverty reduction: understanding and enabling institutional changes that promote pro-poor post-harvest innovation.” In collaboration with Centre for Technology and Development, New Delhi, UNU/INTECH, Maastricht, and in partnership with other relevant organizations/consultants. (Sponsored by Natural Resources International, UK, 2005)
  12.  “Institutional Learning and Change: A Capacity Development Approach to Exploring and Strengthening post harvest innovation systems in South Asia,” In collaboration with NCAP (ICAR), ICRISAT, Univ. of Strathclyde, and Livelihod Solutions, Ltd. (Sponsored by NR International, DFID, 2003 to 2005)
  13. “Agricultural science and the environment: towards institutional reform”. (In-house research project, completed in NISTADS, 2004)
  14. “Ecological Economics for Sustainable Agriculture: Valuation indicators for Evaluation of Soil Science Research in India.” (Sponsored project completed in NISTADS–funded by the National Agricultural Technology Project, ICAR- World Bank, 2001-2004. (project details prior to 2000-01 can be mailed on request)

Research Output:

Publications

Papers in Journals:

Rajeswari S. Raina. 2016. “Water Governance Reform: A hopeful starting point”, Economic and Political Weekly, December 2016. Vol.51 (52): 38-40.

Rajeswari S. Raina and Debanjana Dey 2016. “The Valuation Conundrum: Biodiversity and Science-Policy Interface in India’s  Livestock Sector,” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51 (47): 70-78.

Rajeswari S. Raina, Vishwanath Reddy, Kingsley Immanuel and Ramesh Kumar 2014. Funding Decentralized Agricultural Research in India, Yojana, Dec. 2014. pp.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2014) “Beyond Supply Driven Science” Seminar, No. 654. Feb 2014.pp.69-74.

Ravindra A. and Rajeswari S. Raina (2012) “Risk and trust: Collectivising private groundwater borewells in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India,”  Innovation and Development, Vol. 2 (1): 189-191.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2010) “Situating Ethics in Technology and Science,” Economic and Political Weekly, Vo. 45 (23): 25-27

Rajeswari S. Raina (2010) “Warum Halt der Weltagrarbericht das Potenzial der Kleinbauern, den Hunger zu Reduziern, fur so Gross?” Boll Thema, May 2010, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Berlin.

Feldman, S., Biggs, S. and Raina, R. (2010) “A Messy Confrontation of a Crisis in Agricultural Science”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 45(3):66-71.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2009) “Questioning Temperaments in Agricultural Science,” Seminar, No. 597, pp. 50-54.

Rajeswari S. Raina and Archita Bhatta (2008) “Policy Bungling: Incentives for Public Sector S&T in India”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 43 (43): 16-19.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2006) “Researching the Drylands,” Seminar, No. 546. August 2006, pp 25-29.

Rajeswari S. Raina, Sunita Sangar, Rasheed V. Sulaiman, Andrew J. Hall (2006) “The soil sciences in India: Policy lessons for agricultural innovation” Research Policy, Vol 35 (5): 691-714.

Rajeswari S. Raina and Sunita Sangar, (2006) “Confronting complexity: the Evolution of Soil Science Research in India, 1980-2001,”  Trends in Soil Science, Bulletin of the Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS), No. 23. ISSS: New Delhi. Pp. 116-141.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2006) “Need for Public Debate – the Indo-US Knowledge Initiative”, Economic and Political Weekly: pp. 1622-1624.     .

Rajeswari S. Raina (2003). “Institutions and organizations: enabling reforms in Indian agricultural research and policy,” International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, Vol 2 (2): 97-116.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2003) “Disciplines, institutions and organizations: Impact assessments in context,” Agricultural Systems, Vol. 78 (2): 185-212.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2003).”Biotechnology in the Indian National Agricultural Research System: A Case for Institutional Reform,” Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, Vol. 5 (3): pp. 27-56.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2003). “Innovation Capability for Agricultural biotechnology: Policy Issues,” Biotechnology and Development Monitor.-Jubilee issue. No.50 (3): 29-31.

Rajeswari S. Raina and Sunita Sangar (2002) “Water Quality, Agricultural Policy and Science,” Knowledge, Technology and Policy, Vol.14 (4): 109-125.

R.S. Raina and I.P. Abrol (2002) “Learning to Change,” (Meeting report) Current Science, Vol. 83 (5): 547-548.

Rajeswari S. Raina, (2000) “Water: An agenda for change”, World Affairs, Vol 4 (4): 72-85.

Rajeswari S. Raina. (2000) “Countering Seasonal Rural Problems: Integrated Participatory Information System”, Economic and Political Weekly ,  Vol.  35 (37): 3335-3342.

Rajeswari S. Raina. (1999) “Patronage and Evaluation in the Indian Council of Agricultural Research,”  Evaluation , Vol. 5 (3): 278-302.

Rajeswari S. Raina. (1999). “Professionalisation and Evaluation: The case of Indian agricultural research”, Knowledge, Technology and Policy.  Vol. 11 (4): 69- 96.

Rajeswari S. Raina. (1997) “Public Patronage and Political Neutrality in Agricultural Research: Lessons from British experience,” the Economic and Political Weekly,  Vol.32 (39): 2473-2485.

Rajeswari S. (1995). “Agricultural Research Effort:  Conceptual Clarity and Measurement”, World Development , Vol. 23(4 ):  617-635.

Rajeswari S. (1992). “Teaching of Agricultural Economics in State Agricultural Universities in India: A Comment”, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 47 (1): 117-125.

Books:

Raina, R. S. (Ed.) 2015. Science, Technology and Development in India: Encountering Values. Orient Blackswan: New Delhi 

Feldman, S., Nathan, D., Raina, S., and Hong, Y. (2009) Summary for Decision Makers, East-South-Asia and Pacific (ESAP) report of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), Island Press: Washington, D.C.

IAASTD Synthesis Report Team, (2009) Synthesis Report of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), Island Press: Washington, D.C.

Hall, A.J., B. Yoganand, R.V. Sulaiman, Rajeswari S. Raina, C. Shambu Prasad, Guru C. Naik and N.G. Clark (Ed.s) (2004)  Innovations in innovation: reflections on partnership, institutions and learning, CPHP South Asia, ICRISAT, and NCAP: ICRISAT, Patancheru and New Delhi.

Chapters in Books

Rajeswari S. Raina 2017. Knowledge Futures: Democratic values and learning capacities for sustainability,” in Ashish Kothari and K J Joy (Eds.) Alternative Futures: India Unshackled, Authors Upfront: New Delhi pp. 480-496.

Rajeswari S. Raina. 2016. Science for a new agricultural policy, in C. Ramasamy and K . R. Ashok (Eds.) Vicissitudes of Agriculture in the Fast Growing Indian Economy, Academic Foundation: New Delhi. pp. 252-266.

Rajeswari S. Raina 2015. Agriculture and the development burden, in Knut A. Jacobsen (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India, Routledge: London and New York. Pp. 99-117.

Rajeswari S. Raina 2015. Knowing and Administering Food: How do we Explain Persistence? In Reddy C. S. (Ed.) Food Security and Food Production – Institutional Challenges in Governance Domain. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne. pp.11-43

Yulia Egorova, Rajeswari S. Raina and Kamminthang Mantuong, 2015. An Analysis of the GM Crop Debate in India, in Phil Macnaghten and Susana Carro-Ripalda (Eds) Governing Agricultural Sustainability –Global lessons from GM crops, Earthscan- Routledge, London. Pp. 105-135.

Rajeswari S. Raina 2015. Institutional Rigidities and Impediments – Agricultural research and GM crops in India, in Phil Macnaghten and Susana Carro-Ripalda (Eds) Governing Agricultural Sustainability –Global lessons from GM crops, Earthscan- Routledge, London. Pp. 212-219.

Rajeswari S. Raina 2015. “Technological and Institutional Change: India’s Development Trajectory in an Innovation Systems Framework”, in Shome, P. and Sharma, P.(Ed.s) Emerging Economies – Food and Energy Security, and Technology and Innovation, Springer: New Delhi. Pp. 329-352.

Rajeswari S. Raina 2015. “Values Matter” in Raina R. S. (Ed) Science, Technology and Development in India: Encountering Values. Orient Blackswan: New Delhi pp. 1-19.

Rajeswari S. Raina 2015. “Climate Science, Agriculture and the Policy Juke Box” in Raina R. S. (Ed) Science, Technology and Development in India: Encountering Values. Orient Blackswan: New Delhi pp. 242-259.

Rajeswari S. Raina 2015. “Conclusion – Engaging with the Value Problem” in Raina R. S. (Ed) Science, Technology and Development in India: Encountering Values. Orient Blackswan: New Delhi pp. 260-277.

Rajeswari S. Raina and K. Mandal (Ed.s) 2014. Section 4- Rural India: S&T for Skills and Employment, in Pohit et al (Ed.s)  India S&T Report, (including 23 chapters by 17 authors),  Cambridge University –Foundation Press and CSIR-NISTADS: New Delhi. pp.410-531.

Rajeswari S. Raina, 2014. “Skills and Employment: The Macro-economic context” in Section No.4. Raina and Mandal (Ed.s) “Rural India: S&T for Skills and Employment”in Pohit et al (Ed.s) India S&T Report, Foundation Press and CSIR-NISTADS: New Delhi. Pp.410-414.

Rajeswari S. Raina, 2014. “Service Sector Growth, S&T and Rural Employment”, in Raina and Mandal (Ed.s) “Rural India: S&T for Skills and Employment” in Pohit, S. et al (Eds.) India S&T Report, Foundation Press and CSIR-NISTADS: New Delhi.pp. 414-419.

Rajeswari S. Raina, 2014.  “Agricultural S&T and Extension: Development Services”, in Raina and Mandal (Ed.s) “Rural India: S&T for Skills and Employment” in Pohit etal (Ed.s) India S&T Report, Foundation Press and CSIR-NISTADS: New Delhi.pp.427-434.

Rajeswari S. Raina, 2014. “S&T Applications in the context of Service Sector Expenditure”, in Raina and Mandal (Ed.s) “Rural India: S&T for Skills and Employment” in Pohit etal (Ed.s) India S&T Report, Foundation Press and CSIR-NISTADS: New Delhi. 469-477.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2014) “Understanding Institutions and Cumulative Causation: To Enable Rural Transformation in India,” in Mandal , K., and Kirdina, S. (Eds.), Socio-Economic and Technological Innovations:Mechanisms and Institutions, Narosa:New Delhi.  pp. 25-37.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2014) “Double or Green: Towards Green Agro-ecological Revolution”, inInnovation for Sustainable Development, Edited by Jean-Yves Grosclaude, Rajendra K. Pachauri and Laurence Tubiana, AFD, IDDRI and TERI, Paris, New Delhi. pp 67-73.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2012) “Agriculture in the Environment: Are sustainable climate friendly production systems possible in India?” in The Handbook of Climate Change and India, N. Dubash (Ed.), Oxford University Press: New Delhi. Pp. 317-327.

Rajeswari Raina, K. Mandal, M. Rais, K. Joshi and S. Khan (2012) S&T for Rural Development (chapter 5) in India S&T Report, 2010-11, NISTADS: New Delhi. (download at : www.nistads.res)

Rajeswari S. Raina (2011) “’Institutional strangleholds: the evolution of agricultural research in India” in Narayana, D. and Mahadevan R. (Ed.) Shaping India, Routledge, New Delhi, pp.99-123.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2009) “Innovation for eco-friendly development – towards institutional reform in scientific research and policy-making,” in Guimaraes-Perreira and Funtowicz (Eds.) Science for Policy, Oxford University Press: London and New Delhi, pp. 312-327.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2008) “Interactive Policy Research for Rural Innovation,” in Wickremasinghe, S. I. and Gupta, V. K. (Eds.) Science and Technology Policy and Indicators for Development: Perspectives from Developing Countries,  NAM S&T Center: New Delhi. Pp. 230-253.

Mirza, M., Raina, R.S.. Matysek, A. and Ma, S. (2008) Agricultural Change and its Drivers: A regional outlook, in the East-South-Asia and Pacific (ESAP) report of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), Island Press: Washington, D.C.

Rajeswari S. Raina and Rasheed Sulaiman V. (2007) “From technology Development and Dissemination to Learning Approaches: Institutional Change for Rural Development,” in Ballabh, V (Ed.)Institutional Alternatives and Governance in Agriculture,   Academic Foundation: New Delhi.

Rajeswari S. Raina, Andrew J. Hall and Rasheed V. Sulaiman (2004) “Institutional Learning: From BNF Technologies to BNF Innovation Systems,” in Rachid Serrraj (Ed.) Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation, Oxford and IBH: New Delhi. Pp. 277- 299.

Hall A J, Sulaiman R V, Yoganand B, Raina R S, Clark N G, and Naik G. (2003). “Institutional learning and change: towards a capacity- building agenda for research. A review of recent research on Post-harvest innovation systems in South Asia,” in Hall A J, Yoganand B, Sulaiman R V, and Clark N G. (eds.). 2003. Post-harvest innovations in innovation: reflections on partnership and learning. Crop Post-Harvest Programme(CPHP), South Aisa,c/0 international Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics(ICRISAT), Patancheru 502324, Andhra Pradesh, India: Crop Post-Harvest Programme South Asia. Pages 123- 146.

Hall A J, Sulaiman R V, and Raina R S. (2003). “Institutional learning and innovation: origins and implications for future research and capacity building,” inHall A J, Yoganand B, Sulaiman R V, and Clark N G. (eds.). 2003. Post-harvest innovations in innovation: reflections on partnership and learning. Crop Post-Harvest Programme(CPHP), South Aisa,c/0 international Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics(ICRISAT), Patancheru 502324, Andhra Pradesh, India: Crop Post-Harvest Programme South Asia. Pages 147-154.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2003) “Institutions and organizations: Agricultural policy, research and extension,” in Pal, S., Mruthyunjaya, Joshi, P.K. and Saxena R. (Eds.) Institutional Change in Indian Agriculture, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research: New Delhi. Pp. 205-228.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2002) “Agricultural Science and the Social Sciences: An Uneasy Relationship,” in Kumar et al (ed) Behind the Blackboard – Contemporary Perspectives on Indian Education- Vol. II, SFI Publications: New Delhi:176-194.

Rajeswari S. Raina and Sunita Sangar (2001) “Ecological Economics for Evaluation of Agricultural Research: The Case of Soil Science Research in India,” in Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE), Ecological Economics for Sustainable Development, Academic Foundation: New Delhi.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2001) “Institutions and Organizations: Agricultural Policy, Research and Extension”, in Invited papers for the National Seminar on Institutional Change for Greater Agricultural Technology Impact, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi. March 13-14, 2001.

Rajeswari S. Raina, Anand Sharma and Zia Mohammed, (2000) “Land Information Systems for Livelihood Security”, in CSDMS (Ed.) Proceedings of the National Conference on Land Information System, Center for Spatial Data Management Systems: New Delhi. 

Policy Briefs/ Reports / Working Papers:

Rajeswari Raina 2017. Report of the Symposium on SDGs, Knowledge and Democracy: Reimagining Purposes and Opportunities, Submitted to ICSSR (NRC) and DST-SERB, report of the Symposium organizedby SNU and JNU (CSSP) in Shiv Nadar University, 16-17 January 2017.

Rajeswari Raina and Richa Kumar. May 2017. Summary Report “India’s Soils: Science-Policy-Practice Interfaces for Sustainable Futures,”  submitted to the Department of Science and Technology, report of the Conference on India’s Soils, organized by IIT Delhi, Shiv Nadar University, WASSAN and RRA- Network, in 26-28 February 2017.

Report of the Consultation on “Strategies for Managing Droughts-Need for Aligning Science and Public Policy” organized by CSIR-NISTADS, SPWD, DSF and RRA Network, in CSIR-NISTADS, on 3rdJune 2016.

Rajeswari S. Raina 2015. “Food for thought: Policy Options for India’s Food Processing Industry,” ISTIP Policy Bulletin No. 11. CSIR-NISTADS: New Delhi. August 2015.

Rajeswari S. Raina, A. Ravindra, M V Ramachandrudu, and S. Kiran, 2015.“Reviving Knowledge: India’s Rainfed Farming, Variability and Diversity, IIED Briefing Paper, August 2015, IIED: London (http://pubs.iied.org/17307IIED.html?k=india)

“Berlin Memorandum on Sustainable Livelihoods for Smallholders”, Input for the Conference “Setting the Course for a World Without Hunger – North-South Dialogue on the Role of the G7”, prepared as part of a collaborative team, of scientists, civil society organizations and policy makers, from India, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Germany, Bolivia and Peru (www.welthungerhilfe.de) and presented to the German Parliamentarians and other stakeholders in the Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 4th February,2015.

Rajeswari Raina and Julien Francois Gerber 2014, Report on the “Symposium on Growth, Green Growth or Degrowth? New Critical Directions for India’s Sustainability” submitted to TERI University and NISTADS, as organizers, and Ford Foundation, ICSSR-NRC, and INSEE as sponsors, Dec. 2014. (www.ecoinsee.org)

Rajeswari S. Raina, Sunita Sangar and P. Ramasundaram (2014 – forthcoming), Development policy and S&T: Research policy for Indian agriculture, Report submitted to the NCAP (NAIP- VPAGe) project, CSIR-NISTADS: New Delhi.

Rajeswari S. Raina, 2014. Policies and the Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship in India: Tight-rope walk to a potential runway, Villgro Research Paper, Villgro and IDRC: Chennai, India and Canada.

Workshop Proceedings (by the Organizing Committee, I. P. Abrol, B. Venkateswarlu, Peter Kenmore, Rajeswari Raina, A. Ravindra): National Workshop: Rainfed Farming Systems Programme under 12th Five Year Plan – Evolving an Operational Framework, organized by CRIDA and RRA-Network, with support from FAO (UN) and the Planning Commission, Government of India, in CRIDA,  Hyderabad, 14-15 May 2013. RRA-Network and CRIDA, Hyderbad.

Rajeswari Raina and Vijaya Shankar P. S. (2011) “Rainfed Agriculture: Enabling New Ruls of the Game,” SIID Policy Options, No.1, December 2011, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2011) “Agriculture and Trade after the Peak Oil”  EcoFair Trade Dialogue, Discussion Paper, February 2011, Heinrich Boll Foundation and MISEREOR, Berlin.(www.ecofairtrade.org)

SIID Communique (2010) ‘“Inclusion” in Systems of Innovation,’ Systems of Innovation for Inclusive Development, SIID Communique 2., SIID project team, New Delhi, India.

SIID Communique (2009) “Do we need Innovation Systems for Rural Development?” Systems of Innovation for Inclusive Development, SIID Communique 1, SIID project team, New Delhi, India

Sunita Sangar, R. S. Raina and I. P. Abrol (2006) “Sustainable Agriculture: The role of Professional Associations in the Agricultural Sciences,” Meeting Report, CASA, June 2006.

NAIP Scenario Planning Team - Kees van der Heidjen, Rajeswari S. Raina, Suresh Pal, Sachin Chaturvedi, S. Chandrashekhar, Willem Janssen, Eija Pehu. (2006) “Scenario Planning – to guide investments in agricultural innovation in India” for the National Agricultural Innovation Project, World Bank- ICAR, New Delhi.

Andy Hall (Ed.) (2005) RIPWiG Reporter, No.1 - Analysis and Comparison of Government Schemes for Rural Development, for Rural innovation Policy Working Group, December 2005.

Andy Hall, Rajeswari Raina, Rasheed Sulaiman, Norman Clark, Shambu Prasad and Guru Naik (2005) “Institutional Learning and Change: A review of concepts and principles,” Policy Brief No. 21. May 2005. National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research NCAP(ICAR): New Delhi.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2003) “Technological and Institutional Innovations: A Case Study of Pomegranate Production and Marketing” (a case study of micro-irrigation technologies for the rural poor) IDE(I) Report, No. 21, International Development Enterprises (India): New Delhi.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2002) “R&D Capability Needs for Ag-Biotech in Developing Countries” in Velho (Ed.) “Agricultural Biotechnology”, Technology Policy Brief No. 2. UNU / INTECH. Maastricht.

Rajeswari S. Raina. (2002) “Sustainability and Democracy: An Ecological Economics Analysis of Decision-making in the Agricultural Sciences”.  (unpublished monograph under refereeing) forthcoming Research Report No.2, Ecological Economics unit, Malardalens University, Vasteras, Sweden. 2002.

Rajeswari S. Raina (2001) “The need for common ethical ground in agro-biotechnology,” Viewpoints in the Science, Technology and Innovation Program of the CID, Harvard University. 5, April 2001 (www.cid.harvard.edu/cidbiotech/comments/comments116.htm)

Rajeswari S. Raina. (1999) “Evaluation in Agricultural Research: Ecological Economics for Research Decision-Making”, NISTADS Working Paper, May 1999.

Sunita Sangar and Rajeswari S. Raina. (1998) “Ex-post  evaluation of technologies for the improvement of alkaline soils: some methodological issues” NISTADS Working Paper 1998.  NISTADS: New Delhi.

Rajeswari S. Raina. (1997) “Professionalization and Evaluation in Indian Agricultural Research”, Discussion Paper, No. 97 - 9, ISNAR: the Hague. December 1997.

Rajeswari S. Raina. (1996) “The Evolution of Indian Agricultural Research: Organizational Insights”, Discussion Paper, No.96-2. ISNAR: the Hague. September 1996.

Rajeswari S. (1995) “Institutionalization of the State Agricultural University in India:  to produce public goods?”, NISTADS Working Paper 1995,   NISTADS: New Delhi.

Ramasamy, C., K.P.C. Rao, S. Selvarajan, Suresh Pal, and S. Rajeswari. (1994) (mimeo)  “Action Plan for Agricultural Research Priority Setting at the Zonal Research Stations”, National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP), The World Bank, New Delhi. September 1994.

Rajeswari S. (1994) “Does Indian Agriculture need a Centralized Research System?  Issues and Evidences”, NISTADS Working Paper 1994,   NISTADS: New Delhi.

Rajeswari S. (1987) Performance Analysis of Cashew Industry in Quilon District, Kerala. Unpublished M.Sc. (Ag.) dissertation, submitted to the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

Other interests / involvements:

Network/ advisory association with a wide range of rural development organizations (NGOs, private sector, public and quasi-public like markets/co-operatives and policy agencies) in the agriculture and non-farm sectors.

Life Member, Indian Society for Ecological Economics.

Member Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Learrning Forum (INSEE) and Member of the Jury of the Georgescu-Roegen Awards instituted by TERI (since 2012) for “Unconventional thinking” and for “Bio-economic practice”.

Member, Re-Searching Rainfed Agriculture (ResRA) of the RRA Network (Revitalizing Rainfed Agriculture).

Specific interests, contacts and field experience in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Haryana, and Jammu&Kashmir.

Life member, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics.

Member, The Network of Women Professionals in the Water Sector in South Asia, Sri Lanka.

Member, Delhi Science Forum.

Member, Voluntary Savings Group of the Priyadarshini Mahila Samajam,   Vandannoor village, Balaramapuram, Kerala.  An experiment to encourage asset creation among rural women, based on an understanding of their income and expenditure patterns.

National and international development consultancy services

Review and evaluation of projects on social action and income generation, implemented and sponsored by voluntary groups /other donors.

Conferences (Select): 

Workshops/ Seminars/ Conferences Organized:

Organized the Symposium on “Sustainable Development Processes: Engagements in Knowledge and Democracy”, Sponsored by Vigyan Prasar, DST and C-PACT, SNU, in India International Centre: New Delhi 16-17 January 2018.

Organized the Conference on “India’s Soils: Science-Policy-Practice Interfaces for Sustainable Futures” as a collaboration between IIT, Delhi, Shiv Nadar University and the Revitalisation of Rainfed Agriculture (RRA) Network, in IIT Delhi, 27-29th February 2017.

Organized the Symposium on “SDGs, Knowledge and Democracy: Re-imagining Purposes and Opportunities,” in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, SNU, in collaboration with CSSP, JNU, in Shiv Nadar University, Dadri, 16-17th January 2017.

Organized a book discussion on “Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives,”Gareth Dale, Manu V. Mathai and Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira (Editors), APN Global Change Research, on 19th July 2016.

Organized aConsultation on “Strategies for Managing Droughts-Need for Aligning Science and Public Policy” in collaboration with Society for Promotion of Wasteland Development (SPWD), Delhi Science Forum (DSF) and the Revitalisation of Rainfed Agriculture Network (RRA), in NISTADS, on 3rdJune 2016.

Organized a brainstorming consultation on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at WASSAN, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, as part of a proposed paper on Agronomies of Risk and Resilience, to be included in the WASSAN- RRA Network study supported by IIED, London, on Valuing Variability and Building Resilience in Dryland/Rainfed Farming Systems, on 24th November 2015.

Organized a one day Technical Advisory Group Meeting on the RRA Network-CRIDA programme on “Developing Science, Technology and Innovation Capacities for Sustainable Rainfed Agro-ecosystems of India,” proposed to be supported by DST- SEED Division, Government of India, in NISTADS on 18th November 2015.

Organized a panel discussion on “Valuing Variability: New Perspectives on Climate Resilient Drylands Development”, as a collaborative event organized by NISTADS, CSSP (JNU), RRA Network and RLN, in JNU, 21 August 2015.

Symposium on “Growth, green growth or degrowth? New critical directions for India’s sustainability,” organized in collaboration with Julien Fracois-Gerber, TERI University, at the India Habitat Centre, sponsored by Ford Foundation, ICSSR-Northern Regional Centre, and INSEE, 12-13th September 2014.

 

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