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Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Why Fieldwork Matters

At the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI), doing applied, on-the-ground research is a serious part of our mission. We believe that academic rigor and fieldwork go hand in hand. In this panel, Tata-Cornell Scholars discuss what they’ve gained from their experiences conducting a year of intensive fieldwork in India.

Panel Moderator:

Prabhu Pingali
Professor of Applied Economics and Management Director, Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI)


Tanvi Rao
Ph.D. Candidate, Applied Economics and Management Tata-Cornell Scholar

Maureen Valentine Ph.D.
Candidate, Animal Science Tata-Cornell Scholar

The full length discussion can be found here.

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