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Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Field Research

Soumya Gupta is a recent graduate of the PhD program at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the first graduate from the Tata-Cornell Initiative, and a Chicago Council 2015 Global Agriculture and Food Next Generation Delegate. T… Read more

Heartbeat of the Household: My first selfie with the women of Jharkhand

Uttara “Tara” Gadde recently graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Human Biology, Health & Society and a minor in Policy Analysis & Management.  As a TCi Intern, she will be evaluating the health and socioeconomic impacts of a clean water pro… 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

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

“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