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Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Author: Prabhu Pingali

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Effects of Short Birth Spacing on Birth-Order Differences in Child Stunting: Evidence from India

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Volume 118, Issue 8, February 2021

Shortage of Pulses in India: Understanding How Markets Incentivize Supply Response

Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, Online: February 2021

Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050: Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

World Scientific Series in Grand Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century: Volume 2 CGIAR ISPC and World Scientific Publishing Co, December 2018
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Transforming Food Systems for a Rising India

The Indian growth story is a paradoxical one. Despite economic progress over the past two decades, regional inequality, food insecurity, and malnutrition problems persist. Simultaneously, recent trends in obesity along with micro-nutrient deficiency portend to a future public health crisis. Reviews ‘This book… brings together...
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Pandemic Prices: COVID-19 Price Shocks and Their Implications for Nutrition Security in India

In Pandemic Prices: Price Shocks from COVID-19 and Their Implications on Nutrition Security in India, TCI researchers assess the impact that India’s COVID-19 lockdown had on Indian food prices. They demonstrate that the lockdown disrupted the supply chains for some foods more than others, driving up...

Towards an agenda for addressing the agriculture-nutrition nexus

I started in my new role as the Director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative just over a month ago.  This Cornell University initiative has been set up with a generous endowment from the Tata Trusts to take on…

Aspirations and evolving diets of the rural poor

TCi director Prabhu Pingali set out on a 4,000 km journey across four states to conduct interviews with farmers in more than 20 locations throughout India. Here are some of his reflections about a trip to Wardha, Maharashtra. As we…