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More Chickpeas with Less Labor? Assessing the Impact of Machine-Harvestable Chickpeas on Female Labor

As India’s population increases and demand for food rises along with it, farm laborers—women in particular—face increased burdens and drudgery. Enter NBeG47, a machine-harvestable chickpea variety introduced by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to reduce…

Digital Green Co-Founder Will Give Lecture on Digitizing Rural Networks

Rikin Gandhi, co-founder and chief executive officer of the development organization Digital Green, will deliver a virtual lecture on December 7 at 11 a.m. EST/9:30 p.m. IST. The lecture, entitled “Elevating Farmer Voices by Digitizing Rural Networks,” is part of…
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Technology Is Key to Bolstering India’s Food System

As India’s population grows and the country continues to urbanize, it will need to produce greater amounts of diverse agricultural products. A new report from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) contends that India can achieve a sustainable…

Technological Interventions in Indian Food Systems and the Future of Food Security

Technological Interventions in Indian Food Systems and the Future of Food Security is available for download in PDF format. With India on track to become the world’s most populous country by 2030, agricultural technology will play a vital role in ensuring that the country meets...
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TCI and ICRISAT Continue Partnership to Improve Access to Indian Food Systems Data

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) are beginning a new phase of their partnership to expand and improve the District-Level Database for Indian Agriculture and Allied Sectors.…
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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…
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TCI Helps Students Solve Food Systems Problems at Digital Ag Hackathon

Students representing 28 different fields across Cornell University competed to find the best digital solution to food systems challenges at the fourth annual Digital Agriculture Hackathon, held from March 11-13. The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) cosponsored the…
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TCI Cosponsors Digital Ag Hackathon

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) is a cosponsor of the 2022 Digital Ag Hackathon organized by the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture (CIDA). Open to all Cornell University undergraduate and graduate students, the hackathon takes place March…

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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Conducting Research through Mobile Phones in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized the face of field research in the era of mobile phones and the internet. While in-person interviews provide an opportunity to researchers for extensive interactions with participants in any study, to reduce the risk of…