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Field notes: Finalizing the research plan

Dr. Debbie Cherney, one of TCI’s Faculty Fellows and my committee chair, was graciously supported by TCI to visit India during Spring Break 2016. Dr. Cherney had never travelled to India previously, so this was an invaluable experience for her to observe India’s lives… Read more

Gaining Ground on Soil Health

By Harold van Es and Phil Frost Harold van Es is a Professor of Soil and Water Management and former Chair of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Cornell University. Phil Frost is a Ph.D. student in Crop and Soil Sciences and a TCi Scholar. Phil Frost (left) and Harol… Read more

We are recruiting! – Project Director of TARINA

Third Sector Partners, a leading senior management and board search firm in the Not for Profit sector, has been retained for the recruitment of this position. The location of the position is in New Delhi or Mumbai. Interested candidates can send in their CVs along with t… Read more

Changing Food Systems for Improved Health: Seeking Win-Wins

By Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, 2001 World Food Prize Laureate, and Chair of the TCi Advisory Board Food systems have much greater impact on our health and wellbeing than they are getting credit for by the popular press and in th… Read more

ICRW Announces Winner of the Inaugural Paula Kantor Award

By Erin Kelly Erin Kelly is a Communications Specialist at the International Center for Research on Women. This is a re-post of her piece which originally appeared on the News & Commentary section of the ICRW website. The International Center for Research on Women… Read more

TCI and partners gather in New Delhi to kick-off TARINA

By Megan Witwer  Over the past 50 years, the Green Revolution in India has ushered in new technologies that enhanced the productivity of staple grains and transformed the country’s agricultural landscape. As diverse farmlands were converted to monoculture fields o… Read more

Call for Applications: TCi Summer Internship

The application period for the TCi Summer Internship Program is open!  The application packet can be accessed here.  The deadline to apply is January 19th, 2016 (day after MLK day).    About TCi:TCi is the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative.  It i… Read more

Young Indian Scholars supported by TCi at GFS Conference

The Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi) offered funding to bring Young Indian Scholars (Indian citizens based in India), who have an accepted paper/poster to the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security. Diversity of perspective… Read more

TCi Presents: the Global Food Security Conference

The 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security will be hosted at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA from October 11th – 14th, 2015.  The conference is jam packed with many excellent keynotes, posters and presenters. (View the full conference prog… Read more

Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Field Research

Soumya Gupta is a recent graduate of the PhD program at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the first graduate from the Tata-Cornell Initiative, and a Chicago Council 2015 Global Agriculture and Food Next Generation Delegate. Thi… Read more

In Bihar, a quiet gender revolution

Amruta Byatnal is a Masters in Public Administration candidate at the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs. This summer, Amruta interned at Digital Green, where she assessed their health and nutrition intervention in the states of Bihar and Odisha- targeted towards… Read more