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Reflections from ICRISAT: Science with a human face

TCi Intern Dora Heng recently graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics and minors in International Relations and Information Science. This summer, her internship is based at ICRISAT where she has been conducting household surveys on dietary diver… Read more

Cow culture: tackling taboos in field-based research

Maureen Valentine is a TCi Scholar and a second year Ph.D student in the department of Animal Science. For her research, she plans to focus on the widespread deficit of biomass for animal consumption in India. Comments in this blog are Maureen’s perspective as an… Read more

Eyes on focus groups

TCi Summer intern Dora Heng (center), a recent Economics graduate, reflects on her experience during her two weeks of village-based field work. She shares her takeaways from participating in Focus Group Discussions. (Photo features household survey. Credit: J. Am… Read more

Tangible impacts of clean water

Uttara “Tara” Gadde (left) is a TCi Intern researching the health and socioeconomic impacts of a clean water project implemented by AguaClara in rural Jharkhand. She is teamed up with TCi Scholar and Ph.D. student Shiuli Vanaja (right). After working in the tribal vil… Read more

Telugu Essentials: Kodi Kura Cala Manci

Michaela Brown is majoring in Food Science and minoring in International Development Studies at Cornell University. As a TCi Intern, she is conducting household surveys on dietary diversity and eating out behavior for the Minimum Nutrition Dataset for Agriculture… Read more

“If You Could Have Utensils as Fingers…”

Michaela Brown is a rising sophomore majoring in Food Science and minoring in International Development Studies.  This summer she is working on dietary diversity and the Minimum Nutrition Dataset for Agriculture (MNDA) with a team of ICRISAT staff and fellow TCi In… Read more

Welcome to ICRISAT: Science with a Human Face

John Lowry is a TCi intern and undergraduate senior studying biology and government. Alongside the other interns at ICRISAT, he studies individual and household dietary diversity. Below, John recounts the intern team’s introduction to ICRISAT and the spirit behin… Read more

Leveraging Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

Soumya Gupta is a PhD candidate at Cornell’s Dyson School and a research scholar with the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi).  She was a 2015 Next Generation Delegate at the Global Food Security Symposium convened by the Chicago Council. The sym… Read more

Continuity of fieldwork

By Alex Córdova and Rebecca Chew (TCI Interns in 2014 & 2015) TCI Intern 2014 Alex Córdova (3rd from left) and our new 2015 intern Rebecca Chew (extreme left) met on a SMART project in South Africa. Soon Rebecca will be continuing the work Alex started while at TCi. The… Read more

Job Announcement: Join our team as a Research Associate

Jessica Ames is the Program Manager at the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative.  Follow on Twitter @TataCornell I am pleased to announce a new position opening at the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative. TCi was established with a gen… Read more

The game of the name: matching names across datasets

By Dr. Asha Sharma (TCi Post-Doctoral Associate) Asha Sharma is a Post-Doctoral Associate with the TCi program, where she is working to quantify risks due to climate change on agriculture in India. Her research interests include the intersection of water resources,… Read more

Lessons from implementing a field survey in India

Soumya Gupta is a PhD candidate at Cornell’s Dyson School and a research scholar with the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi).  This blog first appeared on the Economics That Really Matters blog (www.econthatmatters.com). My dissertation res… Read more

Spatial trends in Indian agriculture: 1960s to 2000s

Hilary Byerly is a Masters student at Cornell’s Dyson School and a research assistant for the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi). The narrative of the Green Revolution in India is familiar to agricultural development practitioners. High-yie… Read more

TCi Photo Contest 2015

TCi is calling for submissions for its 2nd Annual Photo Contest.  Entries will be accepted beginning on December 15, 2014 and closing on February 15, 2015. The theme for this year is “Unexpected India: The people, places and ideas that are driving India’s transformati… Read more

TCi 2013-2014 Annual Report

TCi 2013-2014 Annual Report We are pleased to share this year’s annual report!  To learn more about our accomplishments and understand where we hope to go next, be sure to check out the Research Highlights and Beyond 2014 sections.  Many thanks to our partners, affilia… Read more