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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Kasim Saiyyad


Kasim Saiyyad is a PhD student in the field of applied economics and management. He has more than eight years of experience in project management, monitoring, and evaluation, MIS, and human resource management in the field of agriculture, livelihoods, health and nutrition, and water and sanitation. Prior to his studies at Cornell, Kasim led TCI’s community-based flour fortification program, a multi-partner, intervention-based nutrition research program in Gujarat, India, focusing on reducing iron deficiency anemia among the tribal population and empowering tribal women’s self-help groups by providing them with livelihood activities. Previously, he also worked as a chief administrative officer for a health-based NGO in India. Kasim holds a master’s degree in applied economics and management and a Master of Business Administration with a dual specialization in marketing and finance. He has also pursued research-based online courses on primary health care, nutrition, and social behavior change communication from premier academic institutions in India and around the world.

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