Ranjana Roy is a fellow at ICRIER. Her research areas include agriculture, poverty, nutrition, and food security. At ICRIER, she has worked on issues related to the sources and drivers of agricultural growth and linkages between agriculture and malnutrition in India. Currently, she is focusing on the role of Agricultural R&D in improving productivity, sustainability, and nutritional security.
She has a PhD in Economics from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her doctoral thesis was on the food consumption pattern in India in the reform period. In the light of contemporary debate relating to consumption pattern of Indian population, the thesis investigated trends in absolute intake of different food items and its impact on the nutritional status of people. The thesis also explored the role of government policies in ensuring food security to the vulnerable section of the society. Her research has been published in various international and national books, journals, reports, and media articles.