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Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Research Area: Agriculture Transformation, Food Systems & Nutrition Transition

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Does Non-farm Income Affect Food Security? Evidence from India

The Journal of Development Studies, Volume 55, July 2019
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India’s Rural Transformation and Rising Obesity Burden

World Development, Volume 138, February 2021

Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050: Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

World Scientific Series in Grand Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century: Volume 2 CGIAR ISPC and World Scientific Publishing Co, December 2018

Transforming Food Systems for a Rising India

The Indian growth story is a paradoxical one. Despite economic progress over the past two decades, regional inequality, food insecurity, and malnutrition problems persist. Simultaneously, recent trends in obesity along with micro-nutrient deficiency portend to a future public health crisis. Reviews ‘This book… brings together...

TCI Briefing: Spatial Trends in Indian Agriculture 1960s to 2000s

Using almost half a century of data on area and production of major crops at the district level from ICRISAT’s VDSA database, TCI has mapped the evolution in farming. Download report (PDF)
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Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in India 2020: Leveraging Agriculture to Achieve Zero Hunger

TCI’s 2020 report on Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in India (FAN 2020) provides an analysis of India’s progress towards achieving the second sustainable development goal—zero hunger. Using district-level data and maps, the report highlights stark spatial differences in the extent of the hunger problem and identifies potential...

Vidya Bharathi Rajkumar

Vidya Bharathi Rajkumar earned her PhD in applied economics and management from Cornell University in 2021. She is now an assistant professor of economics at Krea University in Sri City, India. Her research interests lie in the field of development…
Andaleeb Rahman

Dr. Andaleeb Rahman

Andaleeb Rahman is a research associate at TCI. He is an economist by training. His research interests are economic and human development. Much of his work explores aspects of agriculture, food, and nutritional security in India. At TCI, Andaleeb is…
Soumya Gupta

Dr. Soumya Gupta

Soumya Gupta is a research economist at TCI. Her research interests lie at the intersections of food security, agriculture, and maternal and child nutrition. Soumya received her PhD from Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. She was…