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The first round of MNDA dietary diversity data collection concludes: Reflections from Dokur

TCi intern Christian DiRado-Owens, a development sociology student at Cornell University, reflects on the first round of data collection in the field. Christian is among five interns and TCi staff members who are spending the summer in India testing the dietary dive… Read more

Pre-testing the MNDA: Our first few weeks in India

TCi intern Katy Merkel (pictured right, with fellow TCi intern Amrita Rao, left, and two ICRISAT field investigators) reflects on her first two weeks in the field where she and four other interns, in addition to TCi staffers, are hard at work pilot testing the dietary di… Read more

MNDA pilot project begins

A recent post outlined TCi efforts to gather essential metrics to provide a standardized and streamlined way to measure nutrition status within current and existing agriculture surveys, through its Minimum Nutrition Dataset for Agriculture (MNDA). Here is an upda… Read more

Establishing the Minimum Nutrition Dataset for Agriculture: TCi works to fill the agriculture-nutrition data void

TCi Program/Research Manager Katie Ricketts describes how the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative is working to fill the nutrition-agriculture data void by establishing a The Minimum Nutrition Dataset for Agriculture (MNDA). A better understand… Read more

Welfare and Poverty Impacts of India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: Evidence from Andhra Pradesh

Yanyan Liu, of TCi partner organization International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Klaus Deininger, of the World Bank, are currently conducting research on the poverty and welfare impacts of one of India’s largest public works programs, the Natio… Read more

Will India’s new food bill have an impact on under-nourished women and children?

Alina Paul-Bossuet is a communications specialist with TCi partner organization ICRISAT, where she engages in range of agricultural development issues and topics around India. Here, she contributes a guest post about India’s recently passed, much debated… Read more