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ICRW Announces Winner of the Inaugural Paula Kantor Award

By Erin Kelly Erin Kelly is a Communications Specialist at the International Center for Research on Women. This is a re-post of her piece which originally appeared on the News & Commentary section of the ICRW website. The International Center for Research on Women… Read more

TCI and partners gather in New Delhi to kick-off TARINA

By Megan Witwer  Over the past 50 years, the Green Revolution in India has ushered in new technologies that enhanced the productivity of staple grains and transformed the country’s agricultural landscape. As diverse farmlands were converted to monoculture fields o… Read more

Call for Applications: TCi Summer Internship

The application period for the TCi Summer Internship Program is open!  The application packet can be accessed here.  The deadline to apply is January 19th, 2016 (day after MLK day).    About TCi:TCi is the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative.  It i… Read more

Young Indian Scholars supported by TCi at GFS Conference

The Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi) offered funding to bring Young Indian Scholars (Indian citizens based in India), who have an accepted paper/poster to the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security. Diversity of perspective… Read more

TCi Presents: the Global Food Security Conference

The 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security will be hosted at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA from October 11th – 14th, 2015.  The conference is jam packed with many excellent keynotes, posters and presenters. (View the full conference prog… Read more

Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Field Research

Soumya Gupta is a recent graduate of the PhD program at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the first graduate from the Tata-Cornell Initiative, and a Chicago Council 2015 Global Agriculture and Food Next Generation Delegate. Thi… Read more

In Bihar, a quiet gender revolution

Amruta Byatnal is a Masters in Public Administration candidate at the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs. This summer, Amruta interned at Digital Green, where she assessed their health and nutrition intervention in the states of Bihar and Odisha- targeted towards… Read more

Reflections from ICRISAT: Science with a human face

TCi Intern Dora Heng recently graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics and minors in International Relations and Information Science. This summer, her internship is based at ICRISAT where she has been conducting household surveys on dietary diver… Read more

Cow culture: tackling taboos in field-based research

Maureen Valentine is a TCi Scholar and a second year Ph.D student in the department of Animal Science. For her research, she plans to focus on the widespread deficit of biomass for animal consumption in India. Comments in this blog are Maureen’s perspective as an… Read more

Eyes on focus groups

TCi Summer intern Dora Heng (center), a recent Economics graduate, reflects on her experience during her two weeks of village-based field work. She shares her takeaways from participating in Focus Group Discussions. (Photo features household survey. Credit: J. Am… Read more

Tangible impacts of clean water

Uttara “Tara” Gadde (left) is a TCi Intern researching the health and socioeconomic impacts of a clean water project implemented by AguaClara in rural Jharkhand. She is teamed up with TCi Scholar and Ph.D. student Shiuli Vanaja (right). After working in the tribal vil… Read more

Telugu Essentials: Kodi Kura Cala Manci

Michaela Brown is majoring in Food Science and minoring in International Development Studies at Cornell University. As a TCi Intern, she is conducting household surveys on dietary diversity and eating out behavior for the Minimum Nutrition Dataset for Agriculture… Read more

“If You Could Have Utensils as Fingers…”

Michaela Brown is a rising sophomore majoring in Food Science and minoring in International Development Studies.  This summer she is working on dietary diversity and the Minimum Nutrition Dataset for Agriculture (MNDA) with a team of ICRISAT staff and fellow TCi In… Read more

Welcome to ICRISAT: Science with a Human Face

John Lowry is a TCi intern and undergraduate senior studying biology and government. Alongside the other interns at ICRISAT, he studies individual and household dietary diversity. Below, John recounts the intern team’s introduction to ICRISAT and the spirit behin… Read more