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Changing Food Systems for Improved Health: Seeking Win-Wins

By Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, 2001 World Food Prize Laureate, and Chair of the TCi Advisory BoardFood systems have much greater impact on our health and wellbeing than they are getting credit for by the popular press and in th… Read more

Availability vs accessibility: New TCi researcher studies nutrient needs in food supply

TCi is delighted to welcome another new post-doctoral associate to its research team: Julia Felice. Dr. Felice will be examining national agriculture and nutrition data to elucidate elements of food insecurity that may result from inadequate availability of nut… Read more

Digging deeper: Hunger, undernutrition and poverty linkages

A staggering 2 billion people get so little essential vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat that they remain undernourished, according to the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), released recently by TCi partner International Food Policy Research Institute (IFP… Read more

Meeting a seemingly ordinary lady of extraordinary perseverance

This post originally appeared on the blog of TCi partner Digital Green, an organization that brings together technology and social organizations to improve agriculture, health and nutrition, primarily through videos created and shared by members of rural communi… Read more

Major Breakthrough in Breeding for Vitamin A in Maize

As reported by TCi partner HarvestPlus, there has been a breakthrough in breeding for vitamin A in maize (corn) by a team of researchers from Purdue, Cornell and Michigan State. Purdue agronomy professor Torbert Rocheford (pictured), a longtime HarvestPlus collabo… Read more

Agricultural policy priorities for the new Indian government

TCi director Prabhu Pingali shares his thoughts on how the new Indian government should approach the agricultural and nutritional needs of its growing nation. Despite overall economic growth that the country has been experiencing over the past few decades, rural In… Read more

Honoring TCi chair Per

A Festschrift in honor of TCi chair Per Pinstrup-Andersen, sponsored by the Division of Nutritional Sciences, was held at Cornell University on December 13 and 14, 2013. Per’s colleagues, collaborators, and students paid tribute and presented papers in the are… Read more

“No, we are not from Tata-Cornell hospital!”

TCi Scholar Soumya Gupta, a Ph.D. candidate in applied economics and management at Cornell University, delivers an update on her fieldwork in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, India, where she is studying how women’s empowerment and participation in a… Read more

TCI holds first joint course on Sustainable Global Food Systems in India

TCi recently held its first joint course with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The course, Sustainable Global Food Systems: Food Policy for Developing Countries, was held in Mumbai, India from January 25-28, 2014. TCi Scholar Tanvi Rao, a Cornell Ph.D… Read more

“Our main interest is to spread what we’ve learned to others”

TCi ScholarLua Wilkinson is a doctoral student in International Nutrition at Cornell, where she researches how organizations can better utilize communications to improve nutrition interventions globally. Here, she details some of her work with TCi partner Digit… Read more

Getting Agricultural Policies Right: TCi presents at 2013 Technical Meeting on Nutrition in Rome

Last week, the technical meeting for the upcoming 2nd International Conference for Nutrition was held at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy. The purpose of the meeting was to gather experts to hear country feedback and set the age… 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