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Rohil Bhatnagar standing in a lab

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…
A woman tends to a field of rice

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…
Gloved hands holding grains of rice

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…
Kathryn Merckel holding a baby goat

After Conducting a Nutrition Study in India, a TCI Alumna Goes Global

As a TCI scholar pursuing a PhD in international nutrition, Kathryn Merckel led a trial testing the potential of orange-fleshed sweet potato to improve nutritional outcomes in Uttar Pradesh, India. After graduating in 2020, Merckel now works to improve nutrition…
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Soil Health: What You Should Know

Healthy soils are key to producing nutritious foods. In hopes of boosting agricultural productivity in India, TCI’s Soil Health Project in Bihar examines the links between soil health, land management, and cropping systems to assess their impact on agricultural yields.…