Rajul Pandya-Lorch has been chief of staff in the Director General's Office of IFPRI since 2005 and currently also serves as acting director of IFPRI's Communications and Knowledge Management division. From 1998 to 2017, Rajul served as head of IFPRI's 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment Initiative, a global initiative that seeks to identify solutions for meeting world food needs while reducing poverty and protecting the environment. She has facilitated five major international conferences. Other major projects she has led include "Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development" for which she received the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)'s 2010 Quality of Communication Award. She has also received the American Agricultural Economics Association's 2002 award for Distinguished Policy Contribution.