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Times of India Reports on TCI’s Zero-Hunger, Zero-Carbon Food Systems Project

Harold van Es speaking at a podium

The Tata-Cornell Institute’s (TCI) efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of Indian agriculture garnered the attention of national news media this week, with the Times of India reporting on a recent workshop held in Patna, Bihar.

Organized by TCI and the Asian Development Research Institute’s Centre for Studies on Environment and Climate, the workshop brought together various stakeholders to discuss strategies for curbing greenhouse gas emissions associated with Bihar’s agricultural sector.

At the workshop, TCI Director Prabhu Pingali said that a state-specific analysis of Bihar’s food system was needed to chart pathways for a comprehensive mechanism to mitigate emissions, the Times of India reported. He also said that technology, farmers’ behavior towards technology, and consumer behavior are key challenges for making the food system more sustainable.

The workshop was part of TCI’s project on Zero-Hunger, Zero-Carbon Food Systems, which aims to provide policymakers in Bihar with a menu of options for reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions while also boosting farm productivity.

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Featured image: TCI Faculty Fellow Harold van Es speaks during the workshop on zero-hunger, zero-carbon food systems, held on August 11 in Patna, Bihar. (Photo courtesy of the Centre for Studies on Environment and Climate, Asian Development Research Institute.)