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In a social marketing scheme to promote flour fortification, relationships and demographics matter

In previous blogs, we described the accomplishments and challenges associated with the implementation of Phase-I of the Sustainable Flour Fortification Initiative (branded as “SFurtI”). This led to a very important research question: why do some people choose to… Read more

Quality or quantity? Defining food loss and waste along the fruit and vegetable value chain

The FAO estimates that “one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally” (FAO, 2011). As I went about my summer exploratory work on food loss in India, I spent time reflecting on how ‘food loss and waste’ is defined. No harmonized definitio… Read more

Dietary predictors of iron-deficiency anemia in rural India

Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is a global, multifactorial nutritional disorder having severe health and economic implications. The burden of IDA is most prevalent in resource-limited settings that rely primarily on staple cereals and a few vegetables for nourish… Read more

Videos from the Field: Rohil Bhatnagar

During his summer of exploratory research, Rohil Bhatnagar has spent two months visiting rural villages in order to assess  dietary patterns, market-level food diversity, and nutritional awareness – especially around iron-deficiency anemia.  Learn mo… Read more

Operationalizing panel data collection

From last year, I have been working on my PhD dissertation thesis that focuses on the effects of women’s time allocation in agriculture on their nutritional status.  The sample for my study comprises of 1920 individuals from 24 villages in Chandrapur district of Maha… 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

TARINA Food Systems Diagnostic Study (FSDS) undertaken in Bihar, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh

During the first meeting of the TARINA Consortium in New Delhi from the 14th-16th of December 2015, partner organizations gathered to jointly agree on areas of intervention, research and activities that will be carried out under the project’s Results Framework. Opp… Read more

Towards an agenda for addressing the agriculture-nutrition nexus

I started in my new role as the Director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative just over a month ago.  This Cornell University initiative has been set up with a generous endowment from the Tata Trusts to take on an enormous challenge: addressing the p… Read more