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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…
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Prabhu Pingali Named to Advisory Committee on Indian National Food Security Act

Prabhu Pingali, founding director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), has been named to the Indian government’s technical advisory committee for evaluation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) of 2013. The committee comprises more than a…
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Ambitious Initiative Aims to Achieve Zero-Hunger, Zero-Carbon Food Systems

A new initiative at the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) will chart a path for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture while meeting the nutritional demands of growing populations. The two-year research project will develop accurate…
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TCI Director Prioritizes Resilient Food Systems in Crawford Fund Keynote

COVID-19 has shown countries around the world that they must work to make their food systems resilient against biosecurity risks, Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) Director Prabhu Pingali told attendees at the Crawford Fund’s annual conference on December…
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Crop Diversification Can Curb Farm Waste Fires

A trio of TCI researchers writing in The Print argued that the farm waste fires contributing to dangerously high air pollution in North India can best be addressed by incentivizing farmers in the region to grow less rice. Director Prabhu…
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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…
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Study: Causes of Obesity in India Depend on Age, Gender, and Where You Live

Obesity is on the rise in India, and a new front in the struggle to improve nutrition in the country of 1.36 billion people has emerged. New research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) sheds light on…