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Field notes: Visit to the Azadpur fruit and vegetable wholesale market

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 12, responsible consumption and production, aims to halve worldwide food waste and reduce global food loss by 2030. When thinking about this goal, many questions arise, such as:How is food loss and food waste defin… Read more

TARINA 2016 at a Glance

The Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) Chapter of the Tata-Cornell Institute’s 2016 Annual Report has been reprinted as standalone report entitled TARINA 2016 at a Glance. This document provides a detail… Read more

Reflections from a year in the field: Sustainable livestock feeding systems in rural India

Over the last year, I was conducting fieldwork in the Kandhamal District of Odisha, India. We implemented a goat feeding experiment with Kondha tribal farmers in the forest fringe areas of Tikabali Block. Livestock management in the project area was extensive (as opp… Read more

Combating open defecation through a community-led sanitation approach in rural India

Every year, 188,000 children under five in India die due to diarrhea-related illnesses. This catastrophic burden on children’s health is largely due to the fact that over a third of the Indian population defecates in the open. Open defecation (OD) also has strong ge… Read more

Promoting a more nutritious food system in India: The role of smallholder agriculture

Dr. Prabhu Pingali, Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) & Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University, delivered an opening lecture, titled “Promoting a More Nutritious Food System in India: The Role of Smallholder Agriculture,” at the… Read more

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

How can policymakers, investors and development practitioners improve the affordability and availability of diverse, high-quality and nutrient-rich foods in India?This is the question that set the stage for the policy dialogue in New Delhi on August 5th, 2016, he… Read more

TARINA Food Systems Diagnostic Study (FSDS) undertaken in Bihar, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh

During the first meeting of the TARINA Consortium in New Delhi from the 14th-16th of December 2015, partner organizations gathered to jointly agree on areas of intervention, research and activities that will be carried out under the project’s Results Framework. O… Read more