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2020-21 Annual Report: Clean Water Is Key to Nutrition

This article originally appeared in TCI’s 2020-21 Annual Report. Download the report (PDF) to read more. Providing people with access to affordable, nutritious food is only one step in improving nutrition outcomes. In countries like India, where the majority of…

TCI Publishes 2020-21 Annual Report

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) has published its 2020-21 Annual Report. The report offers an in-depth look at the full range of TCI’s research and other activities, such as its signature project, Technical Assistance and Research for…
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Farmer Research Networks Enable More Effective Local Solutions

Researchers across the world devise innovative solutions to issues faced by farmers in developing countries, but the effectiveness of those solutions depends on how well they align with the specific needs of the local communities where they are implemented. In…
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Targeted Approach to Mycotoxin Mitigation Is Needed in Indian Food Systems

A new study from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) reveals a significant risk of mycotoxin exposure from staple food commodities in Unnao, India, that warrants targeted food safety interventions to avoid adverse health outcomes. Mycotoxins are naturally…

The Economic Impact of Unsafe Drinking Water

In this blog post, TCI scholar Shiuli Vanaja discusses her research on how access to clean water at home affects women’s productivity and use of time. Many people don’t give their drinking water a second thought. They simply turn on…
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Managing Mycotoxins: Reducing the Nutritional and Socioeconomic Burdens of Unsafe Food

This piece from the TCI 2019-20 Annual Report explores TCI scholar Anthony Wenndt’s research on managing and mitigating fungal toxins in grain stores. Download the full annual report to read more. Exposure to fungal toxins, or mycotoxins, in the diet…
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Participatory Research: Re-Envisioning the Role of the Farmer in Local Food Safety Innovation

“What happened to it?” I asked one woman after she reported that the hermetic (air-tight) grain sack we had given her wasn’t being used in her storage facility. She grinned sheepishly. A giggling daughter guided us through the courtyard and…
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Pandemics and Food Systems – Towards a Proactive Food Safety Approach to Disease Prevention & Management

In this blog post, which originally appeared as an op-ed piece in Food Security, TCI alumna Anaka Aiyar and director Prabhu Pingali advocate for investments in food safety as part of the response to COVID-19. Abstract Recent large-scale pandemics such…
Payal Seth

Ending Open Defecation: My Sanitation Story

In this blog post, Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) consultant Payal Seth reflects on her study of open defecation and toilet usage in rural India. Out of the 892 million people across the world who practice open defecation, the majority live in…

TCI and AguaClara Provide Safe Water Systems to Two More Villages in Odisha

The partnership between the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) and AguaClara Reach continues to bear fruit in India, where water disinfection systems were recently installed in two villages in Odisha. The new Hydrodoser systems were inaugurated in the…