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Oreos and Lays and Fanta, oh my: the necessary surprises of field research

By John Lowry John Lowry is a TCi intern and undergraduate senior studying biology and government. Alongside the other interns at ICRISAT, he studies individual and household dietary diversity with a special focus on the consumption of packaged foods and foods prepa… Read more

Reflections from ICRISAT: Science with a human face

TCi Intern Dora Heng recently graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics and minors in International Relations and Information Science. This summer, her internship is based at ICRISAT where she has been conducting household surveys on dietary diver… Read more

Eyes on focus groups

TCi Summer intern Dora Heng (center), a recent Economics graduate, reflects on her experience during her two weeks of village-based field work. She shares her takeaways from participating in Focus Group Discussions. (Photo features household survey. Credit: J. Am… Read more

America the– raw meat eating?—beautiful: the value of living alongside villagers

John Lowry is a TCi intern and undergraduate senior studying biology and government. As part of a team of students and translators, he collected data on the dietary habits of villagers. Below he reflects on the cultural experiences natural to spending two weeks in Indi… Read more

Telugu Essentials: Kodi Kura Cala Manci

Michaela Brown is majoring in Food Science and minoring in International Development Studies at Cornell University. As a TCi Intern, she is conducting household surveys on dietary diversity and eating out behavior for the Minimum Nutrition Dataset for Agriculture… Read more

Visiting the Marketplace: Pilot Testing Our Novel Market Level Dietary Diversity Module

Dora Heng recently graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics and minors in International Relations and Information Science. She is a TCi Intern at ICRISAT, working on individual-, household- and market-level dietary diversity. After completing h… Read more

“If You Could Have Utensils as Fingers…”

Michaela Brown is a rising sophomore majoring in Food Science and minoring in International Development Studies.  This summer she is working on dietary diversity and the Minimum Nutrition Dataset for Agriculture (MNDA) with a team of ICRISAT staff and fellow TCi I… Read more

Welcome to ICRISAT: Science with a Human Face

John Lowry is a TCi intern and undergraduate senior studying biology and government. Alongside the other interns at ICRISAT, he studies individual and household dietary diversity. Below, John recounts the intern team’s introduction to ICRISAT and the spirit beh… Read more

Continuity of fieldwork

By Alex Córdova and Rebecca Chew (TCI Interns in 2014 & 2015) TCI Intern 2014 Alex Córdova (3rd from left) and our new 2015 intern Rebecca Chew (extreme left) met on a SMART project in South Africa. Soon Rebecca will be continuing the work Alex started while at TCi. T… Read more

A minimum set of nutrition indicators for agriculture surveys: attempting to bridge the agriculture-nutrition data gap

Katie Ricketts is the Program/Research Manager for Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi), a long-term research initiative based at Cornell University.  For decades, agricultural surveys have focused on tracking household income and employ… Read more

Analysis of MNDA pilot continues

TCi summer intern Nathaniel “Alex” Cordova, a graduate student in public administration, discusses the analysis phase of the work that was undertaken late in the summer after the fieldwork phase was complete. Read up onTCi’s Minimum Nutrition Dataset work he… Read more

Reflecting on this summer’s MNDA data collection: Our indispensable enumerators

TCi intern Andrew Pike (pictured in white hat), a student of applied economics and management at Cornell, reflects on his participation during the final phase of this summer’s Minimum Nutrition Dataset for Agriculture (MNDA), dietary diversity module pilot… Read more

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