Naveen Kottayil

MPS Class of 2024, Global Development

  • He/him
  • Grand challenge: Food systems-based approaches to reducing poverty and improving nutrition and livelihoods in South Asia
  • Where he calls home: India
  • Connect: nsk57 [at] (nsk57[at]cornell[dot]edu) | Tata-Cornell Institute team

Naveen Sridhar worked as a Program Officer for Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) based in New Delhi. He holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from St. Philomena’s College, Mysore. As part of his Master's dissertation, he focused on "Agricultural Trade Situation of India after W.T.O." Naveen’s primary interests lie in creating forward and backward linkages for farmers and producers in order to formulate sustainable agriculture solutions and improve the incomes of Indian farmers. At TCI, he was part of the program team and was responsible for monitoring field level implementation of activities, with a special focus on activities around the promotion of small ruminants, farmer producer organizations (FPOs) and reducing seasonal food deficits at the household level.