Dr. Bhaskar Mittra teaches at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and is the Associate Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI). Apart from teaching various courses at TISS, he is responsible for managing India-based operations for TCI. He is the TISS Representative to the Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) Steering Committee. Dr. Mittra’s work focuses on a variety of topics such as poverty and livelihoods, agriculture development, natural resource management, institutions (market-based and community-led), community-based natural resource conservation, and public policy. He has published extensively on institutional, economic, and ecological aspects of communities living in some of the most marginalized and poorest regions in India. He is closely associated with several well-known civil society organizations working at the grassroots level throughout India.