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Prabhu Pingali

Agricultural policy priorities for the new Indian government

TCi director Prabhu Pingali shares his thoughts on how the new Indian government should approach the agricultural and nutritional needs of its growing nation. Despite overall economic growth that the country has been experiencing over the past few decades, rural…
Sushila Devi and her three children

Meeting a seemingly ordinary lady of extraordinary perseverance

This post originally appeared on the blog of TCi partner Digital Green, an organization that brings together technology and social organizations to improve agriculture, health and nutrition, primarily through videos created and shared by members of rural communities. Here, Nidhi…
Women's self-help group

In Bihar, a quiet gender revolution

“Name? Son of or Wife of?,” the check-in form at the hotel asked me. The form was practically telling me I needed to be someone’s son or wife to be occupying a room in a hotel by myself. That it…

What are the obstacles and opportunities in rural areas to achieving a “Cashless India”?

On 8 November 2016, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a demonetization policy not only to eliminate black currency, but also to promote a digital and cashless economy. The “Cashless India” and “Digital India” initiatives propose to reduce corruption at…

Bridging the gap: Soil health in Ithaca and India, from lab to field to lab

Bihar, 2018: The thick fog blanketed the city making it impossible to see any of the buildings down below. I’d been warned of the trouble with fog in the northern part of India but the inability to see anything beyond…
goats

Cash to Mouth: Exploring the Income Pathway to Improved Nutrition

In this blog post, TCI Scholar Anna David Thottappilly discusses her research on the effectiveness of programs that aim to improve nutrition outcomes through income enhancement. In India, an animal as small as a goat can be a key part…