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Promoting equitable growth for 2050

As of 2018, India has become the sixth largest economy in the world displacing France from this position and nearly tying with the United Kingdom. While there is cause to celebrate, there are two major concerns about India’s growth experience. The first has been a well d… Read more

IFPRI book launch: Transforming food systems for a rising India

Despite broad economic progress, India continues to face persistent food insecurity, malnutrition, and high levels of stunting. This paradox is at the center of a new book by researchers at the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, Transforming Fo… Read more

Tata-Cornell Institute’s co-authors launch new book on food systems in India

Co-authors from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition and the Dyson School have published a new book, Transforming Food Systems for a Rising India, as a reflection of the institute’s key intellectual results and research works undertaken within… Read more

Podcast shows how piped-in water changes lives

The latest episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, explains the impact of clean, piped-in water on women and girls in India. A recording and transcript of the podcast is available here.   This story originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.  Pho… Read more

‘Clean Water’ – a podcast episode on what makes us human

This is an episode from the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast’s fourth season, “What Does Water Mean for Us Humans?” from Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences. Prof. Prabhu Pingali explains the impact of clean, piped-in water on women and girls in India. Re… Read more

Micronutrient transmission from soils to humans

They say “we are what we eat” but can it be that we are what the soil is? Soil forms the foundation of the food we eat. It also serves as the main reservoir of the water we drink, making it the sole source of nutrients taken-in by humans. Naturally, one could argue that the fate o… 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

Nutrition Researchers – Look forward to new anthropometric data for India!

Tanvi Rao is a TCi Scholar and PhD Candidate in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell’s Dyson School. This Monday’s exciting announcement of the Nobel Prize in Economics being awarded to Angus Deaton is inspiring news for data enthusiasts and applied developme… Read more

The Sow and Grow Study Linking Nutrition and Agriculture for Healthy Infant Growth

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 anthropometry training a… Read more

TCi Photo Contest 2015

TCi is calling for submissions for its 2nd Annual Photo Contest.  Entries will be accepted beginning on December 15, 2014 and closing on February 15, 2015. The theme for this year is “Unexpected India: The people, places and ideas that are driving India’s transformati… Read more

Availability vs accessibility: New TCi researcher studies nutrient needs in food supply

TCi is delighted to welcome another new post-doctoral associate to its research team: Julia Felice. Dr. Felice will be examining national agriculture and nutrition data to elucidate elements of food insecurity that may result from inadequate availability of nutr… 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

The promise of iron-fortified food for India: What’s available?

TCi intern Alex King spent the summer in Mumbai researching and advancing TCi’s understanding of the iron-fortified food market. TCi is working to develop new products, partnerships and/or opportunities for promoting iron-fortified foods for rural and urban Indi… 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

Analysis of MNDA pilot continues

TCi summer intern Nathaniel “Alex” Cordova, a graduate student in public administration, discusses the analysis phase of the work that was undertaken late in the summer after the fieldwork phase was complete. Read up onTCi’s Minimum Nutrition Dataset work here and… 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

The first round of MNDA dietary diversity data collection concludes: Reflections from Dokur

TCi intern Christian DiRado-Owens, a development sociology student at Cornell University, reflects on the first round of data collection in the field. Christian is among five interns and TCi staff members who are spending the summer in India testing the dietary dive… Read more

Pre-testing the MNDA: Our first few weeks in India

TCi intern Katy Merkel (pictured right, with fellow TCi intern Amrita Rao, left, and two ICRISAT field investigators) reflects on her first two weeks in the field where she and four other interns, in addition to TCi staffers, are hard at work pilot testing the dietary di… Read more