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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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Dyson BusinessFeed: Anaka Aiyar honored with Postdoctoral Achievement Award for Excellence in Leadership

Anaka Aiyar, a postdoctoral associate with the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, was honored by Cornell University’s Office of Postdoctoral Studies with the 2019 Postdoctoral Achievement Award for Excellence in Leadership. Learn more about this award on the Dyson BusisnessFeed.

Aiyar recognized for excellence in leadership through Postdoc Achievement Award

Anaka Aiyar, postdoctoral fellow at the Tata-Cornell Institute and the Dyson School, has been awarded the Postdoc Achievement Award for Excellence in Leadership.  Awardees are nominated by letters from faculty, students, and colleagues and selected through a competitive review process facilitated by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies at Cornell University. Awards are announced …

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For Prabhu Pingali, India’s malnutrition puzzle is personal

It has been a long journey for Prabhu Pingali. After more than 40 years studying agriculture and food systems across the developing world, the founder of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition is now focusing full time on his native India, trying to answer a riddle that has stumped a generation of scholars and policymakers.

“This …

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‘One Nation One Ration Card’ can transform lives in India

Recently launched, One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) will enable better accessibility of the Public Distribution System in India. This op-ed by TARINA Research Fellow Dr. Mamata Pradhan & IFPRI’s Devesh Roy appears in The Hindu BusinessLine, a leading national daily newspaper of India.

Exploring the Markers of Differential Access to PDS

For the public distribution system in India, there are differential pathways of access as well as differences in quantities and prices, and quality of grains and services. This commentary, by Mamata Pradhan and Devesh Roy, appears in Economic and Political Weekly in EPW Vol. 54, Issue No. 26-27, on 29 June 2019.

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Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation Workshop presented by ILR, GRAAM and TCI

This thirteen-day PA & PE workshop will draw on the academic expertise of Cornell University as well as the large research network of GRAAM to provide participants with practical guidance for understanding Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation.This immersive workshop is intended to build capacity in the process and methods of program evaluation and evidence-based policy making.

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Book Launch Event at IFPRI

The launch of “Transforming Food Systems for a Rising India” reviews the findings and discusses the interventions needed to promote a nutrition-sensitive food system in India. Watch a recording of the event on YouTube.

The event was held in Washington, D.C. at the International Food Policy and Research Institute on June 6, 2019.

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Op-Ed appears in Dainik Jagran

Dainik Jagran is India’s leading Hindi language newspaper with a readership of 60 million. This op-ed on zero hunger in India is by Prof. Prabhu Pingali. Discussing the need for policy shifts to achieve SDG2, he explains how the availability of diversified food at the local level and affordability of these diets among households is …

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Op-Ed appears in The Economic Times

In the op-ed  “We’ll Be What We Eat,” Prof. Prabhu Pingali discusses what India will need to do to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2) of ‘Zero Hunger’ by 2030.

To meet SDG2, India needs to reduce the number of its hungry by at least 200 million. Beyond access to sufficient food, …

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