Anshuman is currently pursuing his Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in International Development Studies. His primary interests lie in agriculture economics and he is passionate about creating sustainable value chains to enhance smallholder farmer incomes. Anshuman was last employed with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on a project aiming to increase household incomes through integrated interventions for skill building, institution strengthening and improving market linkages. He has also worked extensively with the State Rural Development Department, Government of Chhattisgarh, India where he was involved in designing and implementing large scale poverty alleviation programs in the farm and off-farm sector. Prior to joining Cornell, Anshuman obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka and a Post Graduate degree in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat.