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TCI Director speaks at Vatican Academy of Sciences

Prof. Prabhu Pingali, Director of TCI traveled to Vatican City to participate in a workshop on “Biological Extinction” organized by the Vatican Academy of Sciences from February 27 to March 1, 2017. He presented his paper on “The Green Revolution and Crop Biodiversity”.

TCI-TARINA holds workshop on M&E systems for organizational effectiveness

On February 24, 2017, TCI-TARINA hosted a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategy workshop in New Delhi. Dr. Mark Constas (TCI Fellow) and Dr. Prabhu Pingali (TCI Director), both of whom are Professors of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, led the workshop titled “M&E Systems for Organizational Effectiveness: Why Organizations Should Care and Strategies for Engagement.” Dr. Constas and …

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TCI-TARINA and the Institute of Food Security co-host seminar on India’s National Food Security Act

On February 3, 2017, TCI-TARINA and the Institute of Food Security (Food Corporation of India, FCI) jointly hosted a seminar in New Delhi titled the “National Food Security Act (NFSA) and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities.” The day-long seminar encouraged policy experts to view the NFSA through a food systems lens. Among the topics discussed were: diversification …

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Call for Applications: TCI Summer Internship

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) is pleased to offer funding for a 6-8 week student internship program in India during the Summer of 2017. Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis. Interns will contribute to the ongoing research projects developed by TCI in conjunction with our flagship project TARINA. Placements may …

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Videos available from the TCI Annual Celebration

TCI hosts its year-end annual celebration to review the year’s accomplishments, present our latest research, and share a vision for the year ahead. We also launch our Annual Report. The event was held on Friday, December 9th, 2016. Watch complete video coverage of this year’s speakers.

TCI Annual Report 2016

We are delighted to share the 2016 Annual Report! This year featured an enormous amount of growth and development of our projects across India.  Most notably, our flagship project Technical Assistance for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) began its first year of operations.  Read all about it!

TCI holds public policy panel discussion in New Delhi on food systems diversity to celebrate the inauguration of TARINA

A public policy panel discussion on “Promoting Diversity in Food Systems for Improved Nutrition Outcomes in India” was held in New Delhi on August 5th to celebrate the inauguration of the TARINA project. The debate was led by six distinguished speakers representing the government, academic and donor community. Deliberations focused on key challenges that constrain …

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BioVoice News: TARINA addresses need to enhance access to high quality and value food in India

From the BioVoice News Desk, “Leading experts from India and abroad gathered in New Delhi recently to deliberate on the important subject of agriculture diversity and its impact on the availability of nutrition to the masses.” This was TARINA’s inaugural public policy forum. Speakers included Dr. Prabhu Pingali (Director, Tata-Cornell Institute), Dr. Purvi Mehta (BMGF); …

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Joint Tata-Cornell – ICRISAT study shows food gender bias with female adolescents diet deficient despite households being diet sufficient

The study on understanding the existing patterns of intra household allocation of food and nutrition dynamics was conducted by four students from Cornell University as part of their seven-week TCI summer internship hosted by ICRISAT. Initial findings revealed that female adolescents were diet deficient despite households being diet sufficient, while male adolescents were diet sufficient …

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