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Ramifications of Nanotechnology in Agri-food Systems
Monday, April 12, 2010
CNS Conference Room, Girvetz 2320
Dr. R. Kalpana Sastry is presently Head of Division of Agricultural Research Systems Management Policies at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, India. She focuses on agricultural innovations, intellectual property management systems and in research centring policy issues in this area for the national agricultural system in India. She is part of a team for facilitating IP portfolios for stakeholders like farmers, traders’ organizations and scientists. As a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at Cornell University during 2008-09, she worked on “Policy and strategy options for nanotechnology in agricultural and food systems” against the background of environmental, social and intellectual property implications. The research work now forms a part of an ongoing project on “Assessing Interrelationships between Developments in Nanotechnology and Agricultural Research” National Agricultural Innovation Project currently funded by World Bank and Government of India.