P.V. Satheesh

is a founding member of the Deccan Development Society (DDS) in India, and currently serves as General Secretary of DDS and Director of the Zaheerabad Project. A prominent spokesperson within Indian civil society, he works on issues including gender, food security, food sovereignty and ecological agriculture. He is an internationally recognized development and communication specialist, renowned for his use of participatory methodologies. Satheesh has both initiated or been a key member of a number of networks on food security and ecological agriculture, including India’s Southern Action on Genetic Engineering and the Millet Network of India.