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“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

Leveraging Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

Soumya Gupta is a PhD candidate at Cornell’s Dyson School and a research scholar with the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi).  She was a 2015 Next Generation Delegate at the Global Food Security Symposium convened by the Chicago Council. The sym… Read more

Continuity of fieldwork

By Alex Córdova and Rebecca Chew (TCI Interns in 2014 & 2015) TCI Intern 2014 Alex Córdova (3rd from left) and our new 2015 intern Rebecca Chew (extreme left) met on a SMART project in South Africa. Soon Rebecca will be continuing the work Alex started while at TCi. The… Read more

Job Announcement: Join our team as a Research Associate

Jessica Ames is the Program Manager at the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative.  Follow on Twitter @TataCornell I am pleased to announce a new position opening at the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative. TCi was established with a gen… Read more

The game of the name: matching names across datasets

By Dr. Asha Sharma (TCi Post-Doctoral Associate) Asha Sharma is a Post-Doctoral Associate with the TCi program, where she is working to quantify risks due to climate change on agriculture in India. Her research interests include the intersection of water resources,… Read more

Lessons from implementing a field survey in India

Soumya Gupta is a PhD candidate at Cornell’s Dyson School and a research scholar with the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi).  This blog first appeared on the Economics That Really Matters blog (www.econthatmatters.com). My dissertation res… Read more

Spatial trends in Indian agriculture: 1960s to 2000s

Hilary Byerly is a Masters student at Cornell’s Dyson School and a research assistant for the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi). The narrative of the Green Revolution in India is familiar to agricultural development practitioners. High-yie… Read more

TCi Photo Contest 2015

TCi is calling for submissions for its 2nd Annual Photo Contest.  Entries will be accepted beginning on December 15, 2014 and closing on February 15, 2015. The theme for this year is “Unexpected India: The people, places and ideas that are driving India’s transformati… Read more

TCi 2013-2014 Annual Report

TCi 2013-2014 Annual Report We are pleased to share this year’s annual report!  To learn more about our accomplishments and understand where we hope to go next, be sure to check out the Research Highlights and Beyond 2014 sections.  Many thanks to our partners, affilia… Read more

Cornell Food Systems Global Summit

From 3D-printed phyllo pastries to petite peppers packing powerful nutritional punches, innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration will be key ingredients forming the future of food. Academic experts and industry insiders gathered at Cornell University o… Read more

Digging deeper: Hunger, undernutrition and poverty linkages

A staggering 2 billion people get so little essential vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat that they remain undernourished, according to the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), released recently by TCi partner International Food Policy Research Institute (IFP… Read more

Major Breakthrough in Breeding for Vitamin A in Maize

As reported by TCi partner HarvestPlus, there has been a breakthrough in breeding for vitamin A in maize (corn) by a team of researchers from Purdue, Cornell and Michigan State. Purdue agronomy professor Torbert Rocheford (pictured), a longtime HarvestPlus collabo… Read more