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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Author: Kathryn Merckel

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Building Evidence for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: The Experience of Introducing Orange-Flesh Sweet Potato in India

Cornell University, 2020 Abstract: Background and Objectives Despite global progress on reducing malnutrition, micronutrient-inadequate diets still contribute to a large public health burden in many underdeveloped regions. These deficiencies are a product of both lack of sufficient affordable diverse foods in local food systems, as...
TCi intern Katy Merkel with fellow TCI interns

Pre-testing the MNDA: Our first few weeks in India

Read more about TCi’s work in creating a minimum set of nutrition metrics for use in agriculture surveys here. Since our arrival in India, the TCi intern team has taken great strides in the development of the dietary diversity module…

Accessing diverse diets: age and gender in household food allocation

Kathryn Merckel is a Research Support Specialist and former Summer Intern with the TCi program, and has just completed her Masters in International Development. She is interested in the intersection of nutrition and gender, particularly empowerment, behavior change, and child…