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Narayan Hegde studied MSc. Agri (Horticulture) from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India, MS (Horticulture) from the University of Hawaii, PhD (Economics) from Pune University, Post Graduate Programme in Management of Agriculture from the Indian Institute of Management—Ahmedabad, and has served with a reputed nonprofit organization, BAIF Development Research Foundation in India, since 1974. He assumed the responsibility of Managing Trustee and President of BAIF in 1993 and served till 2009. During his tenure, BAIF recorded a ten-fold expansion reaching out to 4 million farmers in fifteen states in the country. While continuing as Principal Adviser and Trustee, BAIF, he is also serving as Chairman, Children’s Future India, Managing Trustee, Nature Cure Ashram, Trustee, Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines, India800 Foundation, UK, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, and several other nonprofit organizations involved in sustainable development. He has served as Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet, Government of India and Working Group on Livestock, Environment, and Forestry and Agricultural Extension for IX to XII Five Year Plans of the Government of India. He has also served on various committees of the Ministry of Forests and Environment, Agriculture, Rural Development, Science and Technology. He has published 200 technical and policy papers. Recognized as one of the Ninety Illustrious Alumni over the ninety Years of the University of Hawaii, Dr. Hegde has written books including a series of books on nature, of which, “Mother Nature,” received Best Children’s Literature Award from the Government of India. BAIF, established in 1967, is a Gandhian organization, committed to sustainable livelihood of the rural poor through conservation and development of natural resources.