Center of Excellence
TCI’s Center of Excellence in New Delhi supports nutrition-sensitive agriculture in India through evidence building, capacity development, and advocacy. It is also a hub for national and international experts working on agriculture and nutrition. A central repository of information and expertise, the Center provides high-quality products and services, such as research papers, databases, policy briefs, training manuals, workshops, and policy seminars.
TCI’s innovative data platforms empower researchers and other stakeholders with the data needed to understand and improve India’s food systems.
District-Level Database for Indian Agriculture
The TCI-ICRISAT District-Level Database for Indian Agriculture and Allied Sectors is an open-access database that brings together socioeconomic, environmental, nutrition, and health-related data for 571 districts in 20 Indian states from 1966-2015, providing a link between country-level macro data and household-level microdata.
Database for Indian Farmer Producer Organizations
The Database for Indian Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) brings together information on thousands of FPOs to facilitate research on small-farm aggregation models. Through the interactive, web-based dashboard, researchers can access a wealth of data, such as crops produced, founding years, and sponsoring agencies.
These factsheets provide key findings and recommendations related to nutrition and agriculture in districts where TCI’s TARINA project implemented programs.
These short papers summarize and translate research findings into evidence-based policy recommendations for addressing challenges related to food and nutrition security in India.
Reports & Publications
This collection of journal articles, books, book chapters, and reports present TCI’s research findings related to agriculture and nutrition in India.
TCI instructional manuals provide guidance for designing agricultural projects and programs to ensure positive nutrition outcomes through the integration of nutrition-focused objectives, actions, and metrics.
Farmer Producer Organization Hub
The Farmer Producer Organization (FPO) Hub within the Center of Excellence serves as a repository of learnings, information, and knowledge for the advancement of FPOs in India. The Hub provides lessons, tools, and resource pathways to strengthen small farm aggregators, while simultaneously catalyzing a community of practice of funders, implementors, and policy stakeholders.