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A laborer in a mask carrying a sack full of Lady Finger (Bhindi) vegetables at a wholesale vegetable market

Indian Food Prices Continue to Ride High on Second COVID Wave

In the spring of 2021, the world’s eyes turned to India as the second wave of COVID-19 wreaked havoc in the country. While the media focused on the breakdown of the healthcare infrastructure, a second crisis simmered below the surface,…
A woman harvesting paddy

TCI Launches Hub for FPOs to Empower Smallholder Farmers in India

In an effort to empower India’s 125 million smallholder farms to take advantage of growing opportunities in the agricultural sector, the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) for Agriculture and Nutrition launched a Hub for Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) within its Center of…

Expert Panel to Launch TCI Hub for FPO Promotion

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) will hold a virtual event celebrating the launch of the Farmer Producer Organization (FPO) Hub within its Center of Excellence on Wednesday, September 1, at 8 a.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. IST. The event…
Francesca DiGiorgio and Bhavna Sivasubramanian

Summer Interns Dig into Data

In a normal summer, Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) interns travel to rural India to work on research projects in the field. But with COVID-19 putting fieldwork on hold, interns Francesca DiGiorgio and Bhavna Sivasubramanian spent the summer of 2021 in TCI’s…
Workers packing citrus fruit in boxes at a market

Mapping Mandis: A Spatial Exploration of Agricultural Markets in India

In November 2020, tens of thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, flooded the streets of New Delhi holding signs that read “No Farmer No Food” and chanting “Dharti Mata Ki Jai.” Makeshift camps lined the outskirts of the…
Men looking at crates of ripe tomatoes

2020-21 Annual Report: Preventing Food Loss to Boost Fruit and Vegetable Availability

Led by Jocelyn Boiteau, a TCI alumna and postdoctoral researcher, TCI is working to address knowledge gaps in estimating food loss along perishable vegetable supply chains in India to inform effective loss prevention strategies.