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The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) is a long-term research initiative focused on solving problems of poverty, malnutrition, and rural development in India.

We were established in 2013 with a generous gift from the Tata Trusts to conduct cross-disciplinary research, and to bring together the technical capacity of Cornell graduate student researchers with the on-the-ground know-how of academic and non-governmental partner organizations in India. We also provide thought-leadership and engage multiple stakeholders at Cornell, in India, and across the globe on food policy and the agriculture-nutrition nexus. Learn more.

Multidisciplinary Research

Led by Dr. Prabhu Pingali, TCI Scholars and Fellows work alongside partner institutions in India and globally to address the agriculture-nutrition nexus.

Our research priorities include:

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