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Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Author: Amrutha Jose Pampackal

A woman carrying wood from a forest in Thuamul Rampur. (Photo by Amrutha Jose Pampackal/TCI)

Are Forests Still Relevant for the Nutrition Security of Traditional Forest Dwellers? Insights from One Year of Fieldwork in Kalahandi, Odisha

Forests have garnered a lot of attention in international policy discussions in recent years because of their role in addressing the rising challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change. Less discussed is the importance of forests for the sustainability of…
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Implementers of law or policymakers too?

Abstract The literature on law and public policy in developing countries like India is robust in its appreciation of the policymaking role of legislators, the judiciary and upper echelons of bureaucracy. However, the lower rung of bureaucracy or the street-level bureaucrats who interact with citizens...

As Forests Degrade and Livelihoods Change, What Do India’s Adivasis Eat?

In this blog post, TCI scholar Amrutha Jose Pampackal recounts her experiences speaking with members of tribal communities in Odisha, India, about how deforestation and remittances from migrant workers are impacting their diets. It was a Friday morning in July…