NITI Aayog and IFPRI Join For Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development

  • The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) signed a Statement of Intent (SoI).
  • To fortify policy and program frameworks contributing to India’s developmental objectives.
  • The five-year SoI grants IFPRI a broad mandate to support NITI’s Agriculture Vertical in crucial areas.

Activities Include:

  • Developing and tracking Rural Transformation Indicators.
  • Supporting the design and evaluation of flagship programs.
  • Providing policy analytical tools.
  • Generating evidence on India’s agri-food trade in regional and global contexts.


  • It will provide policy analytics and support to NITI in mutually identified areas within the broader realm of food systems transformation.
  • Initially focusing on agriculture, rural development, trade, and climate change policies in India.
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