About the Author
Dr. Amitava Mukherjee is currently the Senior Project Expert at the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok. Prior to which he was the Head of the United Nations Asian and Pacific Centre for Agricultural Engineering and Machinery, Beijing, China and Regional Advisor on Poverty Reduction and Chief Technical Advisor on Public Private Partnership, at UNESCAP, Bangkok. He has advised governments and/or its agencies and non-governmental organisations in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Philippines, Pakistan, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Central Asian countries (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) and South Caucasian countries (Armenia and Georgia). Earlier he had worked extensively at the ground level in India and China and in the horn of Africa.
He has over 30 years of direct development experience especially in eliminating poverty and hunger; sustainable agriculture; community based planning; participatory development. He has a large number of professional reports, articles/papers and has over 35 books to his credit. He was the Team Leader of the Inter-divisional Task Force of UNESCAP which produced the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific, 2009, (Bangkok, United Nations) for the 65th Annual Commission Session of United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.