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Tag: Optimizing Soil Health

Soils and Human Health: Communication Between Geo-Environmental, Socio-Demographic and Lifestyle of Rural Tribal Women of Jharkhand, India and Their Mineral Nutrition

Abstract A holistic view on possible determinants of human health within a poor subsistence farming community is important to addressing pressing issues surrounding hidden hunger. This survey study assesses the mineral nutrition of women in rural tribal communities of Jharkhand, India, and its possible connection...
Tractor tracks running through soil on farmland

Soil Health: What You Should Know

Healthy soils are key to producing nutritious foods. In hopes of boosting agricultural productivity in India, TCI’s Soil Health Project in Bihar examines the links between soil health, land management, and cropping systems to assess their impact on agricultural yields.…
Two men plowing a field

2020-21 Annual Report: Improving Farm Yields through Comprehensive Soil Health

Soil degradation, resulting from poor land management practices such as the overuse of fertilizers, can worsen farm productivity. Yet, across India, efforts to improve soil quality have focused almost exclusively on chemical properties, ignoring the physical and biological processes that make soils dynamic and complex living systems.

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…

Bihar University Research Shows Impact of TCI Soil Health Project

Investments in soil health infrastructure have boosted efforts by the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) to promote a holistic approach to soil health in India. Two doctoral candidates trained by TCI at a special lab at the Dr.…
A seedling growing in reddish dirt

Optimizing Soil Health

As its population continues to rise, India will need to produce more food with fewer resources. Ensuring optimum soil health is a key prerequisite to achieving the necessary level of crop production. TCI’s Soil Health Project focuses on soil health enhancement to increase agricultural productivity, reduce malnutrition, and improve the rural environment.