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Micronutrient transmission from soils to humans

They say “we are what we eat” but can it be that we are what the soil is? Soil forms the foundation of the food we eat. It also serves as the main reservoir of the water we drink, making it the sole source of nutrients taken-in by humans. Naturally, one could argue that the fate o… Read more

Congratulations to our graduates!

We are proud to celebrate the individuals graduating from the Tata-Cornell program: Maureen Valentine and Prankur Gupta. Maureen Valentine Dr. Maureen Valentine graduated with her Ph.D. in Animal Science from Cornell University’s Department of Animal Science at… Read more

A Current Scenario of India’s Fight against Undernourishment

In this interview, SPANDAN speaks with Dr. Soumya Gupta, Research Economist at TCI-TARINA, on the prevailing condition of undernourishment in India. She mentions the factors that are lagging behind for addressing the problem and  stresses the need for the coming t… Read more

Can social marketing be a path towards improved nutrition?

The Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) has been running an iron flour fortification program in a tribal community in Gujarat. It uses the principles of social marketing to generate awareness about the importance of iron and other micronutrients, and consequentially aim… Read more

The Role of Women in Water Projects in India

Our partner AguaClara Reach is increasing access to safe drinking water on tap  through simple, affordable, gravity-powered technologies. The Tata-Cornell Institute supports their expansion into eastern India (and you can too!). Learn more about women’s signi… Read more

Call for Applications: Tata-Cornell Summer Internship

The Tata-Cornell Institute is actively recruiting graduate students for the 2018 Summer Internship Program.  This is a 6-8 week professional development and research-oriented opportunity for students interested in issues related to food policy, agriculture &… Read more

TARINA 2017 at a Glance

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) releases its Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) 2017 at a Glance Report, which summarizes ongoing activities and progress achieved across thematic area… Read more

Video Coverage for 2017 Annual Celebration

At the end of each year, the Tata-Cornell Institute holds a special event to publically report on our research findings as well as to share project updates from our field locations in India. We also launch our Annual Report.  The event was held on Friday, December 8th, 2… Read more

2017 Annual Report

We are pleased to release the Tata-Cornell Institute 2017 Annual Report, which highlights each of our distinct research initiatives and summarizes ongoing activities based in India. Information about TCI’s flagship project Technical Assistance and Research fo… Read more

Transitioning Toward Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems

Food systems are typically defined as comprising all activities that are part of the production, distribution, and consumption of food. This includes (but is not restricted to) processes such as cultivation, harvesting, maintaining livestock, postproduction pr… Read more

Farm to Table Talk Podcast

Farm to Table Talk is a podcast which “explores issues and the growing interest in the story of how and where the food on our tables is produced, processed and marketed.”  In this episode, Prabhu Pingali (TCI Director) and Maureen Valentine (Tata-Cornell Scholar) are… Read more

Join us at Chats in the Stacks, featuring our new book

Rapid structural transformation and urbanization are transforming agriculture and food production in rural areas across the world. Join us for a Chats in the Stacks talk by Prabhu Pingali, editor of the new book Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing W… Read more

Mary-Catherine French honored for stewardship

Mary-Catherine French, administrative assistant in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, earned the Core Value Staff Award for Stewardship at the Research, Extension and Staff Award ceremony Oct. 30. She was nominated by her colleagues i… Read more

SFurtI 1st anniversary –  A positive take on nutrition

The Sustainable Flour Fortification Initiative – branded as “SFurtI”– focuses on providing reasonable and convenient solutions to micronutrient deficiencies for tribal communities of Gujarat. Launched one year ago, SFurtI uses market-based approaches to dist… Read more