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New TCI Study Identifies Household Risk Factors for Mycotoxins

When stored in tradition burlap sacks, groundnuts can be contaminated with mycotoxins. (Photo by Anthony Wenndt/TCI)

A new study co-authored by researchers at the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) identifies household risk factors for exposure to mycotoxins—harmful chemicals produced by …

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TCI Director Named Chair of ICRISAT Governing Board

TCI Director Prabhu Pingali was named chair of the governing board of ICRISAT.

Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), has been named chair of the governing board of the …

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TCI Welcomes Five New Scholars

Clockwise from top left: Kiera Crowley, Chanchal Pramanik, Shivranjani Baruah, Shree Saha, and Sonali Uppal joined TCI at the start of the fall 2020 semester.

Five new scholars joined the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and …

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Five TCI Scholars Earn PhDs

Cornell University graduates gather at the 2019 recognition ceremony for December graduates. (Photo by Lindsay France/UREL)

Five scholars from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) completed their PhDs over the past few months, despite restrictions …

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TCI Alumnus Expands Research After Graduating

Naveen Sunder, who graduated from Cornell University with his PhD in economics in May 2019, didn’t join the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition until midway through his graduate studies, but nearly a year after graduating, he is still contributing to TCI’s research work. Now an assistant professor of economics at Bentley University, Sunder has …

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TCI Graduate Is Making Her Mark

Just one year after graduating with her PhD in applied economics and management, Vidya Vemireddy is continuing her research at one of India’s top universities. Vemireddy is an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, where she teaches MBA- and PhD-level courses on food and agribusiness.

TCI Director Calls for Investment in Rural Economic Growth

Boosting rural economies by increasing the productivity of small-farms and expanding non-farm job opportunities can reduce the number of impoverished Indians who migrate from rural to urban areas in search of profitable employment after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new op-ed from Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) director Prabhu Pingali and International Crops Research Institute for …

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Yes, Women in India Are Consuming a Less Diverse Diet

Data collected by TCI researchers shows that Indian women eat less diverse diets than their households. (Photo by Evgeny Nelmin on Unsplash)

With nearly 55% of rural Indian women suffering from anemia and 30% considered to be underweight, it is no …

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TCI Launches FAN 2020 Report on Ending Hunger in India

Hundreds of people across the world tuned in to watch the launch of the Tata-Cornell Institute’s new report, Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in India 2020: Leveraging Agriculture to Achieve Zero Hunger, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

TCI Director Named NAAS Pravasi Fellow

TCI director Prabhu Pingali has been inducted as a Pravasi Fellow of India’s National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The Pravasi Fellowship is awarded to expatriate Indians for their contributions to the agricultural sciences in India.

Zero Hunger in India Is Possible with Diverse Food System

With some 200 million people suffering, India has relatively high rates of hunger compared with the rest of the world. However, malnutrition is not uniform throughout the country, and its prevalence corresponds to the uneven levels of economic development between different regions. According to a new report from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition …

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TCI Director Discusses COVID-19 and Agriculture During Virtual Panel

Expanded opportunities are possible for smallholder farmers in India if the right policies are enacted in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, TCI Director Prabhu Pingali said during “COVID-19: Impacts and New Normal in Agriculture,” an online forum hosted on June 5 by the Indian National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

TCI Director to Speak at Virtual Ag Tech Forum

TCI Director Prabhu Pingali will speak about food security in India during The Economic Times Edge’s Virtual Ag Tech Summit 2020. Pingali is scheduled to speak on June 4 at 4 p.m. IST/6:30 a.m. EDT.

The theme of the summit is “Envisioning Business Growth: Disruptive Technologies: …

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2019 TARINA Annual Report Released

Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) has published its 2019 Annual Report. The report provides updates on TARINA’s activities in support of more diverse food systems in India.

Led by the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition …

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TCI’s Work Continues During Coronavirus Pandemic

TCI Scholar Shiuli Vanaja’s final PhD exam was done over Zoom.

In the midst of a nationwide lockdown in India and a stay-at-home order in New York State, Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) scholar Shiuli Vanaja completed her final PhD exam …

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TCI Scholar Authors Chapter on Soil Health Testing

Soils are dynamic and complex living systems. (Photo by Paul Mocan on Unsplash)

Kavya Krishnan, a Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) scholar studying crop and soil sciences, co-authored a chapter on soil health assessment that appears in Soil Analysis: Recent …

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TCI Gender Specialist Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Women

In developing countries like India, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic may be disproportionately felt by women. (Image by the Centers for Disease Control)

The coronavirus pandemic will have a disparate effect on women in developing countries, says Shubh Swain, Tata-Cornell Institute …

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