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TARINA District Fact Sheet on Dietary Diversity

TCI-TARINA District Fact Sheet No. 1, May 2018
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Indian Women’s Nutrition Suffered during COVID-19 Lockdown

The 2020 nationwide lockdown India imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions that negatively impacted women’s nutrition, according to a new study from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition. Published in the journal Economia Politica, the study…
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2020-21 Annual Report: Migration’s Impact on Rural Households

This article originally appeared in TCI’s 2020-21 Annual Report. Download the report (PDF) to read more. Across India, as many as 450 million people migrate from their homes in search of work. Most of these migrants are men from rural…

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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Three Essays On Agriculture – Nutrition Linkages: Women’s Iron Status and Empowerment In Agriculture In Chandrapur, India

Cornell University, 2016 Abstract: Agriculture based approaches are increasingly being propagated for tackling micronutrient malnutrition. Women constitute 30% of the agricultural labor force in India. However very little research has systematically examined the connection between farming systems and the status of women, that is their level...
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TCI to Co-Host Panel Discussion on Gender, Nutrition, and Agriculture

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) is co-hosting a webinar on “Gender, Nutrition, and Agriculture” on Thursday, April 8, at 8 a.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. IST. The event is the third in a series of policy discussions on food,…
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Increased Agricultural Work Worsens Women’s Nutrition

Researchers from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) say that programs aimed at improving nutritional outcomes in rural India must account for how the time constraints imposed on women by domestic and agricultural work affect their nutritional status.…
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Three TCI Publications Show the Potential of Women’s Empowerment

In the effort to improve nutrition in developing countries, women’s empowerment in agriculture is a pathway that has gained considerable traction. In smallholder-farming households, the thinking goes that the more that women are empowered to make agriculture-related decisions, the more…

Those Left Behind: Understanding the Effects of Internal Male Migration on Women’s Participation in Agriculture

This piece from the TCI 2019-20 Annual Report presents TCI scholar Vidya Bharathi Rajkumar’s research on the impact of male migration on women’s roles in agriculture. Download the full annual report to read more. Across the developing world, hundreds of…