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Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 10

1-5 p.m. Registration Warren 375

Thursday, May 11

8-8:30 a.m. Registration Mann 102
8:30-8:45 a.m. Opening remarks from TCI Director Prabhu Pingali Mann 102
8:45-9:15 a.m. Keynote speaker Ruth DeFries: Nimble Science for Locked-In Food Systems Mann 102
9:15-10:35 a.m. Session 1: Environment-Nutrition Linkages
Chair: Jaweriah Hazrana
Mann 102
The Effects of Weather on Nutrients Consumption
Speaker: Jung Hoon Han, North Carolina State University, NC

Impact of Climate Change on Food Consumption Patterns in India
Speaker: Ridhima Gupta, South Asian University, New Delhi, India (via Zoom)

Food security, climate shocks and social safety nets in Bangladesh
Speaker: Jaweriah Hazrana, Ohio State University, OH

Exposure to high temperature and children’s dietary diversity: Evidence from India
Speaker: Pallavi Rajkhowa, Tata-Cornell Institute (via Zoom)

10:35-11 a.m. Break
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Session 2: Externalities in the Food System
Chair: Chuan Liao
Mann 102
Free Power, Irrigation and Groundwater Depletion: Impact of the Farm Electricity Policy of Punjab, India
Speaker: Disha Gupta, Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai, India (via Zoom)

Crop Residue Burning in India: Agricultural Policy Changes and Consequences
Speaker: Kajal Gulati, Purdue University, IN

Risk of zoonotic disease outbreaks from the global land rush
Speaker: Chuan Liao, Cornell University. NY

12-1 p.m. Lunch Mann 102
1-2:20 p.m. Session 3: Food Prices and Household Diets
Chair: Avinash Kishore
Mann 102
Links between Household Agricultural Production Diversity, Food Price Volatility and Household Food Security: Evidence from Malawi
Speaker: Mrignyani Sehgal, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, IL

Guilty Pleasures: Expenditure Elasticities of Packaged Foods and Paid Meals in India
Speaker: Avinash Kishore, IFPRI South Asia, New Delhi, India

Designing price policies to achieve a healthy and sustainable diet
Speaker: Grace Melo Guerrero, Texas A&M University, TX (via Zoom)

Early-Year Milk Price and Child Stunting in Zambia
Speaker: Chungmann Kim, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, IL (via Zoom)

2:20-2:40 p.m. Break
2:40-4 p.m. Session 4: Global Food Systems
Chair: Kate Schneider
Mann 102
The State of Food Systems Worldwide: Counting Down to 2030
Speaker: Kate Schneider, Johns Hopkins University

Estimating global and country-level employment in agri-food systems
Speaker: Benjamin Davis, FAO

Do Legislations Enhance Adaptability to Climate Change Events?
Speaker: Prasad Sankar Bhattacharya, Deakin University, Australia (via Zoom)

Climate-smart Agriculture and Food Security: Cross-country Evidence from West Africa
Speaker: Martin Paul Tabe-Ojong, Jr, IFPRI Egypt (via Zoom)

Friday, May 12

8-9 a.m. Registration Mann 102
9-10:20 a.m. Session 5: Child Nutrition
Chair: Soumya Gupta
Mann 102
Impact of mother’s employment on children’s nutrition: evidence from Nepal
Speaker: Khushbu Mishra, Stetson University, FL

COVID-19 and child undernutrition: Evidence from primary panel data in rural India
Speaker: Soumya Gupta, Tata-Cornell Institute

Health Insurance Access and Long-term Child Nutrition
Speaker: Anaka Aiyar, University of Nevada, Reno

Mapping Real-Time Child Malnutrition in India Using Machine Learning
Speaker:  Liza von Grafenstein, IDInsight, New Delhi, India (via Zoom)

10:20-10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m.-12 p.m. Session 6: Resilience and Welfare Transfers
Chair: Elizabeth Tennant
Mann 102
Features of resilience in shock-prone environments: evidence from Malawi
Speaker: Elizabeth Tennant, Cornell University

Consecutive farming and resilience: linking agriculture, food security, and nutrition
Speaker: MingDa Li, McGill University, Canada

Resilience of Social Transfer Programs to Large Unexpected Shocks
Speaker: Nahian Bin Khaled, Michigan State University, MI

Migrants, Beneficiary Preferences and COVID-19: Evidence from the Largest Social Safety Net in India
Speaker: Devesh Roy, IFPRI (via Zoom)

12-1 p.m. Lunch Mann 102
1-2:20 p.m. Session 7: Agricultural Markets and Food Security
Chair: Mywish Maredia
Mann 102
The Impact of Endogenous and Exogenous Factors on Farmer Willingness-to-Pay for Biofortified Bean Seed: A Field Experiment in Rural Zimbabwe
Speaker: Caitlin L. Herrington, Michigan State University, MI

Within-Household Impacts of a Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Program Implemented in Bangladesh
Speaker: Fiona Coleman, Cornell University

Does increasing the availability of nutritious food in the marketplace increase its consumption? Evidence from a field experiment in Kenya
Speaker: Mywish Maredia, Michigan State University, MI

Oil Palm Adoption among Smallholder Farmers is Associated with Greater Food Security and Dietary Diversity in Indonesia but not in Cameroon
Speaker: Kibrom Sibhatu, University of Goettingen, Germany

2:20-2:40 p.m. Break
2:40-4 p.m. Session 8: Risks, Investments, and Social Networks
Chair: Digvijay Singh Negi
Mann 102
Consumption Risk Sharing in Rural Milk Markets
Speaker: Digvijay Singh Negi, Cornell University

Customary Tenure and Agricultural Investment in Uganda
Speaker: Laura Meinzen-Dick, Villanova University

Climate shocks and child nutritional status in rural households: Does labor allocation have a role to play?
Speaker: Kirara Homma, Kyoto University, Japan

4-4:15 p.m. Closing discussion led by TCI Director Prabhu Pingali Mann 102