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Indian farmers operate a peanut thresher

Assessing India’s FPO Ecosystem

This blog post is part of a series exploring India’s small farm aggregation landscape using TCI’s Database for Indian Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs). Part of the FPO Hub within the TCI Center of Excellence, the first-of-its-kind database brings together comprehensive…
Crates of tomatoes at a market

Study Offers Clues for Reducing Food Loss and Waste in Perishable Supply Chains

Fresh fruits and vegetables are an important source of micronutrients, but access to them is limited in developing countries like India because of several factors, including food loss and waste. New research on tomato supply chains from the Tata-Cornell Institute…
Prabhu Pingali

TCI Director Talks Food Systems on Cornell Policy Review Podcast

TCI Director Prabhu Pingali was interviewed for an episode of the Cornell Policy Review podcast, where he discussed food systems and related issues. Speaking with Cornell MPA student Shivanshu Sharma, Pingali spoke about the nature of food systems transformations, gender…
A Pakistani farmer drives a tractor

Pakistan Can Benefit from FPOs

By promoting farmer cooperatives and farmer producer organizations (FPOs), Pakistan can help its agricultural sector meet the rising demand for food brought on by structural changes to the country’s economy, argues Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) research support…
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…