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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…
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Digging for Data: How TCI Helped ICRISAT Expand Its India Database

In 2018, the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) and its partner organization, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), began an initiative to create a comprehensive, one-stop shop for data related to India’s food system…
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Are India’s Farmers Taking Advantage of Web-based Technology?

In this blog post, TCI scholar Vanisha Sharma investigates how farmers in India’s impoverished rural areas are using the internet to boost agricultural productivity. Beginning in 2016, a public-private partnership called Jio laid 250,000 km of fiber optic cable throughout…

TCI and ICRISAT Develop Innovative Database for Indian Agriculture and Beyond

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) has partnered with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to develop a comprehensive database featuring information related to India’s food system and beyond. The District-Level Database for Indian…
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ICTs, Data Systems & Ag-Tech

Information communication technologies and other technological inventions can boost agricultural productivity and improving livelihoods, while strong, comprehensive data systems help ensure that policies and strategies are built on a foundation of solid evidence.