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TCI Director Delivers Lecture on Food Insecurity in South Asia

Prabhu Pingali

Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) delivered a virtual seminar hosted by the South Asia Section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) on October 25. The seminar was entitled, “How to Fight Hunger and Food Insecurity (And How Not To)—Lessons from South Asia.”

During the lecture, Pingali discussed South Asian countries’ success in reducing hunger and improving smallholder farmer incomes but noted that an overemphasis on staple grains like rice and wheat has had serious social, environmental, and climate-related costs.

Watch the lecture on YouTube.

Featured image: TCI Director Prabhu Pingali. (Photo by Heather Ainsworth)