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Author: Prabhu Pingali

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Subsidized food grains make a difference for 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 the eastern states of…
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Women leading change in rural India

TCi director Prabhu Pingali set out on a 4,000 km journey across four states – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Jharkhand – to conduct interviews with farmers in more than 20 locations throughout India. Here are some of his reflections…
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Women’s groups as conduits towards resilient communities

This post originally appeared at FarmingFirst.org, where TCi director Prabhu Pingali contributed to a series of blog articles on resilience published in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ahead of the conference “Building Resilience for Food and…

A Research Vision for Food Systems in the 2020s: Defying the Status Quo

Highlights Research and science should not only inform food and environmental policy but should be adopted and mainstreamed into actions at all levels. Food systems are faced with grander and interconnected challenges and constraints that bring about new research questions. Research has a vital role in charting...
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Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities

Rapid structural transformation and urbanization are transforming agriculture and food production in rural areas across the world. This textbook provides a comprehensive review and assessment of the multi-faceted nature of agriculture and rural development, particularly in the developing world, where the greatest challenges occur. It...