Devinder Sharma is an award-winning Indian journalist, writer, thinker, and researcher, well known and respected for his views on environment, food and trade policy. Trained as an agricultural scientist (he holds a Master’s in Plant Breeding & Genetics), Sharma has been with the Indian Express, one of India’s largest selling English dailies in India.
He quit active journalism to research on policy issues concerning sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and intellectual property rights, environment and development, food security and poverty, biotechnology and hunger, and the implications of the free trade paradigm for developing countries. He analyses international developments with local interpretation.
Devinder Sharma is often referred to as the Voice of the 99 per cent. The popular Indian weekly magazine The Week has listed him among the 25 Most Valuable Indians, calling him ‘Green Chomsky’.
Sharma is associated with numerous national and international organizations, civil society groups and farmers organisations, has published five books and has given lectures around the world.