Anjani Kumar received his Ph.D. (1999) and Masters (1992) in Dairy Economics from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India. Before joining IFPRI as Research Fellow, he was Principal Scientist (Agricultural Economics) at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad. Earlier, he has served as Principal Scientist at National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), New Delhi and as Senior Agricultural Economist in the Asia Office of International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi. He has also worked as a Consultant for a number of national and international institutions including FAO, World Bank, IFPRI, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. He has been a team leader of a number of research projects and his contributions include: trade liberalization and its impact on livestock and fisheries; food safety issues and their implications; cost of compliance of food safety measures, technological change and agricultural growth, etc. He has written about 50 research papers in national and international research journals on various agricultural development issues. He has also contributed more than 50 papers/chapters to important books and proceedings. His contributions have been well recognized and he is a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences of India. He has won a number of awards from national and international institutions. To list a few, he was awarded the prestigious National Fellow of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research; Lal Bahadur Young Scientist Award; NAAS Young Scientist Award; Associate Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Indo-US Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science & Technology Fellowship in Social Science; R.T. Doshi Foundation Award of Agricultural Economic Research Association; Best paper award by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its South Asia Regional Conference.