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Leading economist to head India nutrition initiative

Prabhu Pingali has been appointed Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), a long-term project established through a $25 million endowment from the Tata Trusts. Read more.

TCI welcomes new Scholar and new Faculty Fellow

This week TCI welcomed two new researchers to the TCI research team with the appointment of a Faculty Fellow and a TCI Scholar. Congratulations to Dr. Monroe Weber-Shirk and Tanvi Rao! Read more

TCI Field Notes: Linking women’s empowerment, iron deficiency and farming systems

TCI FIELD NOTES are a series of blog posts dedicated for current TCI Scholars, Fellows, and staff to share experiences, insight, and stories stemming from TCI funded fieldwork throughout India. Soumya Gupta is current (2013) TCi Scholar pursuing a Ph.D in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. She writes this post from the Chandrapur district …

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Women leading change in rural India

TCI director Prabhu Pingali set out on a 4,000 km journey across four states – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Jharkhand – to conduct interviews with farmers in more than 20 locations throughout India. Here are some of his reflections at the completion of the trip. Read more.

Subsidized food grains make a difference for the rural poor

TCI Director Prabhu Pingali set out on a 4,000 km journey across four states to conduct interviews with farmers in more than 20 locations throughout India. Here are some of his reflections about a trip to the eastern states of Odisha and Jharkhand. Read more.