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How Will Reverse Migration Affect Agriculture and What Can the Government Do?

In this blog post, TCI associate director Bhaskar Mittra explores how the return home of millions of migrant workers during India’s COVID-19 lockdown will impact rural agriculture and how the Indian government can mitigate its negative consequences. With the onset…
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COVID-19 Pandemic Presents Opportunities for Innovation

In this blog post, TCI associate director Bhaskar Mittra discusses the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities for innovation along India’s agricultural supply chains that can benefit farmers and consumers alike. The COVID-19 pandemic has opened new…

TCI Gender Specialist Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Women

The coronavirus pandemic will have a disparate effect on women in developing countries, says Shubh Swain, Tata-Cornell Institute gender and nutrition specialist and assistant director of Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture. Writing for LiveMint, Swain argues…

Amidst Pandemic, TCI Director Calls for Investment in Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

In an op-ed in Nature India, Tata-Cornell Institute Director Prabhu Pingali asserts that the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity for India to reboot its agricultural policy in favor of nutritious, sustainable crops. The piece was co-authored by Arabinda K. Padhee,…

TCI Director Discusses COVID-19 and Agriculture During Virtual Panel

Expanded opportunities are possible for smallholder farmers in India if the right policies are enacted in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, TCI Director Prabhu Pingali said during “COVID-19: Impacts and New Normal in Agriculture,” an online forum hosted…

TCI Study Finds COVID-19 Could Exacerbate Malnutrition in India

In a report published July 17, researchers from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) show that India’s rigorous lockdown has driven up the price of produce, limiting people’s ability to afford a nutritionally diverse diet. In the study, …

TCI Study on COVID-19 and Food Prices Appears in The Hindu

The Hindu, one of the largest English-language newspapers in South India, reported on the Tata-Cornell Institute’s latest report, a study of the impact of COVID-19 on Indian food prices. The study found that the prices of nutrient-rich foods like pulses…

TCI Director Calls for Investment in Rural Economic Growth

Boosting rural economies by increasing the productivity of small-farms and expanding non-farm job opportunities can reduce the number of impoverished Indians who migrate from rural to urban areas in search of profitable employment after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a …