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Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Research Area: Gender & Nutrition


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. This book explores various challenges...
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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...

Dr. Vidya Vemireddy

Vidya Vemireddy completed her PhD in applied economics and management at Cornell’s Dyson School in May 2019. After graduating, she joined the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). Vidya is interested in development economics and, in particular, exploring the linkages…

Dr. 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…
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…