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Tag: Food & Ag-Science Innovations

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Why Aren’t More Farmers Using Artificial Insemination for Goat Rearing?

As a source of income generation during crop failures, goat-rearing offers many advantages to smallholder farmers in India. But a lack of established markets and infrastructure leaves many farmers dependent on natural breeding practices instead of the more beneficial artificial…
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Alumnus Pursues Cutting-Edge Food Science Innovations

TCI alumni shine in many different fields, including academics and development research. One recent alumnus is making a mark in private industry as a food scientist combining science, technology, and business acumen. Rohil Sahai Bhatnagar, who received his PhD in…

Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems and Biofortified Crops

Agricultural Economics Research Review, Volume 35, Number 1, October 2022
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Improving Public Sector Plant Breeding for the Future of Food Security

Public plant breeding programs play a central role in tackling local food security challenges around the world, but how can we be sure that they are operating effectively and optimally at the institutional level? In this blog series, the Feed…
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Study Reveals Complex Links Between Soil and Human Health

Nutrition doesn’t depend only on the type of food you eat. It is influenced by a complex network of factors, including soil, according to new research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI). In a study published in…

How Biochar Can Help Renew Degraded Tropical Soils

Agricultural soils around the world are under increasing pressure as urbanization covers once prime farmland with concrete and asphalt while intensified agricultural production degrades soil fertility. Yet even as their soils’ fertility declines, farmers around the world will be expected…
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Genome Editing: The Next Big Revolution in Indian Agriculture

Innovation has been the foundation of major agricultural advancements that have improved food security in India. While the 1960s saw high-yield dwarf crop varieties enter breeding research, the Green Revolution scaled up breeding for commodity crops to a whole new…