Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) is a consortium that connects policy-focused academics from diverse disciplinary perspectives with impact-focused non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and development partners to tackle malnutrition in India. Through its leadership and expertise, the consortium aims to promote a more nutrition-sensitive food system that enhances the availability and affordability of diverse, high-quality and nutrient-rich foods for the rural poor. In view of this goal, TARINA provides a mix of technical assistance, evidence generation and capacity building for the design and implementation of agricultural projects, programs and policies that ensure improved nutrition outcomes.

TARINA was founded under a grant awarded to the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project was launched on December 1st, 2015 and will run through November 2019.

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TARINA integrates nutrition-focused objectives, actions, and metrics into field-based projects and programs implemented by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and development partners in three Indian states – Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.

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TARINA Consortium Partners

BAIF Development Research Foundation
CAIR India
Cornell University
Emory University
Grameen Development Services
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Tata Trusts
Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS)