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Call for Applications: TCI Summer Internship

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) is pleased to offer funding for a 6-8 week student internship program in India during the Summer of 2017. Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis. Interns will contribute to the ongoing research projects developed by TCI in conjunction with our flagship project TARINA. Placements may …

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TCI Annual Report 2016

We are delighted to share the 2016 Annual Report! This year featured an enormous amount of growth and development of our projects across India.  Most notably, our flagship project Technical Assistance for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) began its first year of operations.  Read all about it!

TCI holds public policy panel discussion in New Delhi on food systems diversity to celebrate the inauguration of TARINA

A public policy panel discussion on “Promoting Diversity in Food Systems for Improved Nutrition Outcomes in India” was held in New Delhi on August 5th to celebrate the inauguration of the TARINA project. The debate was led by six distinguished speakers representing the government, academic and donor community. Deliberations focused on key challenges that constrain …

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BioVoice News: TARINA addresses need to enhance access to high quality and value food in India

From the BioVoice News Desk, “Leading experts from India and abroad gathered in New Delhi recently to deliberate on the important subject of agriculture diversity and its impact on the availability of nutrition to the masses.” This was TARINA’s inaugural public policy forum. Speakers included Dr. Prabhu Pingali (Director, Tata-Cornell Institute), Dr. Purvi Mehta (BMGF); …

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Joint Tata-Cornell – ICRISAT study shows food gender bias with female adolescents diet deficient despite households being diet sufficient

The study on understanding the existing patterns of intra household allocation of food and nutrition dynamics was conducted by four students from Cornell University as part of their seven-week TCI summer internship hosted by ICRISAT. Initial findings revealed that female adolescents were diet deficient despite households being diet sufficient, while male adolescents were diet sufficient …

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International Nutrition Seminar given by Dr. Prabhu Pingali

The Program in International Nutrition (PIN) Seminar at Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences organizes a seminar series which meets throughout the academic year. On Thursday, April 14th, 2016, TCI Director Dr. Prabhu Pingali presents on “Promoting a more nutritious food system in India – the role of smallholder agriculture.” (12:20-1:10 p.m. in Savage Hall …

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TCI Team Continues to Grow

We are pleased to announce a new member of the Tata-Cornell team. Ms. Sandy Stickler is joining the TCI staff as an Administrative Assistant. We are glad to have you on board. Welcome to TCI!