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Why agricultural income growth is critical for young women’s nutrition

Much academic and policy interest has been generated in recent years to understand how the agricultural sector can be leveraged to address problems of malnutrition in developing countries. For improving nutrition among women in particular, agriculture─nutrit… Read more

Farmers’ decision making and perceived benefits of orange-fleshed sweet potato adoption

“He says orange-fleshed sweet potato has made his family healthier,” my translator, Shaktikar says as I scribble notes in a small notebook. I make sure not to disturb the iPhone pointed towards the farmer we’re interviewing. It is recording every word it can over the so… Read more

TCI holds public policy panel discussion in New Delhi on food systems diversity to celebrate the inauguration of TARINA

How can policymakers, investors and development practitioners improve the affordability and availability of diverse, high-quality and nutrient-rich foods in India?This is the question that set the stage for the policy dialogue in New Delhi on August 5th, 2016, he… Read more

A full circle – unfinished agenda of institutional reforms in Indian agriculture

Mathew Abraham is a Post-Doctoral Associate at TCi. His research focuses on evaluating collective action initiatives by small and marginal agricultural producers and marginalized groups in India.Small and marginal producers make up 85% of India’s agricultural s… Read more

Leveraging Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

Soumya Gupta is a PhD candidate at Cornell’s Dyson School and a research scholar with the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi).  She was a 2015 Next Generation Delegate at the Global Food Security Symposium convened by the Chicago Council. The sym… Read more

The Sow and Grow Study: Linking Nutrition and Agriculture for Healthy Infant Growth (Part II)

Emily Bielecki, a Ph.D. Candidate in International Nutrition at Cornell University with Dr.Shambhavi Singh, Community Empowerment Lab (CEL) Project Director, and Dr.Swati Dixit, Post Doctoral Fellow at CEL share their experiences with the insertion of an agricu… Read more

A minimum set of nutrition indicators for agriculture surveys: attempting to bridge the agriculture-nutrition data gap

Katie Ricketts is the Program/Research Manager for Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi), a long-term research initiative based at Cornell University.  For decades, agricultural surveys have focused on tracking household income and employm… Read more

Digging deeper: Hunger, undernutrition and poverty linkages

A staggering 2 billion people get so little essential vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat that they remain undernourished, according to the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), released recently by TCi partner International Food Policy Research Institute (IFP… Read more

Meeting a seemingly ordinary lady of extraordinary perseverance

This post originally appeared on the blog of TCi partner Digital Green, an organization that brings together technology and social organizations to improve agriculture, health and nutrition, primarily through videos created and shared by members of rural communi… Read more

Major Breakthrough in Breeding for Vitamin A in Maize

As reported by TCi partner HarvestPlus, there has been a breakthrough in breeding for vitamin A in maize (corn) by a team of researchers from Purdue, Cornell and Michigan State. Purdue agronomy professor Torbert Rocheford (pictured), a longtime HarvestPlus collabo… Read more

TCi welcomes new researcher to tackle climate change and nutrition impacts in India

TCi is delighted to welcome a new post-doctoral associate to its research team: Asha Sharma. Dr. Sharma is working to quantify risks due to climate change on agriculture in India. Here, she discusses how her work modeling climate change impacts has important implica… Read more

Reflecting on this summer’s MNDA data collection: Our indispensable enumerators

TCi intern Andrew Pike (pictured in white hat), a student of applied economics and management at Cornell, reflects on his participation during the final phase of this summer’s Minimum Nutrition Dataset for Agriculture (MNDA), dietary diversity module pilot test… Read more

Agricultural policy priorities for the new Indian government

TCi director Prabhu Pingali shares his thoughts on how the new Indian government should approach the agricultural and nutritional needs of its growing nation. Despite overall economic growth that the country has been experiencing over the past few decades, rural In… Read more