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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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TCI Publishes 2019-20 Annual Report

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) has published its 2019-20 Annual Report. The report features updates on research and activities from the past year, as well as information regarding upcoming projects.

“I am …

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TCI-TARINA Staff Pen Pulses Op-Ed in Financial Express

Pulses are portioned out at a market in Madhya Pradesh. (Photo by Mathew Abraham/Tata-Cornell Institute)

Pulses, the edible seeds of plants in the legume family, have tremendous potential to improve nutrition in India and …

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TCI to Launch ‘Transforming Food Systems’ Book in India

Jan. 21 Update: A recording of the book launch event can be viewed on the IFPRI-South Asia Facebook page.

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, and the International Crops Research …

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TCI Featured in Cornell Alumni Magazine

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) is profiled in the November/December 2019 issue of Cornell Alumni Magazine. “It Takes a Village” explores the ways that TCI faculty and students work to fight malnutrition, poor sanitation, stunted growth, and more in …

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TCI Scholar Publishes Study of Street-Level Bureaucracy in India

A study by TCI scholar Amrutha Jose Pampackal was published in “Transformative Law and Public Policy,” a new book that examines how judicial and political institutions are linked to the socioeconomic concerns of citizens. In “Implementers of law or policymakers too?” Pampackal …

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TCI Director Pens Chapter on Green Revolution 2.0 and Biodiversity

Dr. Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute, wrote a chapter in “Biological Extinction: New Perspectives,” a new book exploring how increasing human pressure on the biosphere is driving biodiversity into a new mass extinction event. Pingali’s chapter focuses on the …

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