IFPRI Research Analyst / PBS Policy Team
Debdatta Sengupta has a M.S. in Agricultural and Environmental Economics from Penn State University and a M.A in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. Her work on biosafety challenges focuses on the expiry of patents and private standards and their impact on trade in genetically modified crops. She conducted a pilot study on the commercialization of Taro and the implication of this for women and biodiversity. She is a member of a DC-based multi-organization group on gender, agriculture, and food security. She works mostly in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, India, and at the global level. She sees that biosafety work helps countries take charge of their future and develop new technologies and crops to solve their food security issues.