Agriculture, Medicine and Environment

Agriculture Medicine and Environment Division (AMED)

The Agriculture, Medicine and Environment Division of the CSIR-STEPRI constitute researchers from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. The Division boasts of expertise in agricultural economics, economics and econometrics, environmental management, development studies, among others. Research and development activities in this Division are conducted within the broader framework of Agriculture, Medicine and Environment, in the context of international, national and local policy. As a mandate, experts in the Division undertake research into topical on socio-economic and policy related issues on climate change, poverty reduction, innovation systems, sustainable intensification, sustainable development and inclusive growth. Outputs from such researches provide evidence-based information for policy design, formulation and implementation. The multidisciplinary approach of the Division towards research help facilitates all rounded policy making in several areas of the economy including poverty, gender, and inequalities as well as socio-political power imbalances, food and nutrition insecurity. Our current research and development activities have focused on climate change, innovations platforms and innovations systems, food and nutrition security and how these are shaping and being shaped by gender, class and other dynamics of society. In the area of medicine, the division has been focusing on orthodox and traditional medicine and in recent times trying to look at the challenge of obesity. The Division collaborates with other divisions of the Institute on varoius projects and assignments.

Read more on the activities of the division at Current Projects and Publications.