Dr. Sukhpal Singh is Professor and Former Chairperson, Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Former Director General, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) Chandigarh, and Former Professor and Head, Agricultural Economic Research Unit (AERU), Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi. He has earned his Ph D from ISEC Bangalore (Bangalore University) and M Phil from CDS (JNU New Delhi).
He is founding co-editor, Millennial Asia-an intl. journal of Asian studies published by Sage.
He has 14 books and more than 150 research papers in international/national journals/edited books, besides 70 articles in newspapers and magazines. The latest books are:
He is on the boards of many non-profits and academic bodies working in the agri and rural and social space
He was a visiting fellow at the IDS, Sussex (the UK), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (Thailand), the University of Manchester (the UK); and the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark).
He has been a member of various committees/working groups of the Planning Commission of India/NITI Aayog, the National Development Council, the Food Safety Standards Authority of India, and the EC of the Mission on Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) and committee on warehousing. He was a member of the standing working group on agri and allied sectors of Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission, and the Committee for FPO policy for Punjab and Committee on MSP and other mechanisms for farmers in Chhattisgarh.
Was Invited/Selected as one of the Lead Authors of the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) of the World Bank, for the East and South Asia and the Pacific (ESAP) region, 2006-07 and participated in the ESAP region meetings at Penang (Malaysia), Bangkok (Thailand), and Cape Town (South Africa) to write chapter 3 on trade and development during 2006-2007.
Panellist on NDTV channels (NDTV India, NDTV Profit) on FDI in Retail debate on November 28 and 30, 2011 and then on NDTV India on 2020 union farming Acts and on DD Kisan TV channel in 2020/21.
Interviews in Frontline and Down to Earth magazines on contract farming, 2013.
Primary Area : Centre for Management in Agriculture
He has carried out research and consultancy studies and programs for ICCO, The Netherlands, ITC Geneva, IWMI, Colombo, ADB, Oxfam India, DSC, Ahmedabad, FAO, Rome, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai Byrraju Foundation, Hyderabad, Gujarat State Investments Ltd., Gandhinagar NABARD, Mumbai, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, New Delhi, U P Land Development Corporation, Lucknow, North-East Council Secretariat, Shillong, Karnataka Milk Federation, ASSEFA- PLAN Uthiram¬erur India, ATI Washington, HP Milkfed, KRIBHCO, Accenture, and Omnivore Capital.
2010 - ESRC, UK –ICSSR, India Exchange Scholar at the University of Manchester during April-June
2010-2011 - Was selected for a 3-month Visiting Fellowship at Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) Shimla
Agro-food Value Chain Management and Development