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Asia’s Food Systems Transformation: How It Happened and What Comes Next

Not so long ago, famines were a recurrent feature in Asia, with many dying from chronic hunger and poverty. The continent’s swing from deficiency to self-sufficiency in food did not happen unaided; it was thanks to policy and technology interventions.…

To Reduce Stunting, Space Out Births

TCI Policy Brief Number 2, April 2022
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Researchers Urge Smarter Pursuit of SDGs

Policymakers seeking to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs) like zero hunger should be mindful of how the pursuit of one goal can aid or impede progress toward others, researchers for the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) say in…

Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Bihar: Getting to Zero Hunger

TCI’s 2022 report on Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Bihar (FAN-Bihar) provides a detailed reassessment of the food system approach for achieving the 2nd Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2) — zero hunger by 2030 — in Bihar. The report emphasizes the high rates of malnutrition in...
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TCI Director Talks Food Systems on Cornell Policy Review Podcast

TCI Director Prabhu Pingali was interviewed for an episode of the Cornell Policy Review podcast, where he discussed food systems and related issues. Speaking with Cornell MPA student Shivanshu Sharma, Pingali spoke about the nature of food systems transformations, gender…
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Essays on the Effects of Migration & Remittances on Households in Rural India

Cornell University, 2021 Abstract: This dissertation focuses on the effects of migration and remittances on the welfare of families left-behind, in the context of farming households in rural India. Labor migration is heavily male dominant in India, and women and children are often left behind....
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Pakistan Can Benefit from FPOs

By promoting farmer cooperatives and farmer producer organizations (FPOs), Pakistan can help its agricultural sector meet the rising demand for food brought on by structural changes to the country’s economy, argues Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) research support…