Burning Questions
Fellowship Award Winners

Mehroosh Tak, Ivo Syndicus, Ambarish Karamchedu

Location: U.K.
Academic field: Economics (Tak); Anthropology (Syndicus); International development (Karamchedu)
Award category: PhD Team

Topics to be Addressed during the Award Period

How to identify economic and financial drivers of industrial poultry production in developing countries, using the case study of Indian poultry.

  1. Provide a step-by-step primer that NGOs trying to address the problem of increasing industrialization of livestock production in low- and middle-income countries can use to research and generate evidence about the economic and global finance drivers of corporate expansions and concentration of industrialized poultry production in these countries.
  2. Use the case of India’s poultry sector to examine how public policies together with financialization play a significant role in shaping broiler chicken production’s vertical integration in India.

Some of the Things We Really Liked when We Read the Application

  • This application’s focus on economic and financial drivers is an excellent fit for Tiny Beam Fund. One of our main goals is to deepen the understanding of the complexities in the industrial model and system of producing livestock.
  • It is aimed specifically at delivering practical guidance to readers.
  • We are very keen to support individuals with advanced training in applied economics, political economy, development economics. After all, industrial food animal production and “factory farms” are businesses. And in many developing countries, business, corporate, financial, and international trade issues are closely bound up with policies and politics.
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