Dr. Prabhu Pingali

Dr. Prabhu Pingali is the Chair of the TARINA Steering Committee, Founding Director of TCI, and a Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, with a joint appointment in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and in the College of Agriculture and …

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Dr. Bhaskar Mittra

Dr. Bhaskar Mittra teaches at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and is the Associate Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI). He is also the Director of the TARINA program. Apart from teaching various courses at TISS, he is responsible …

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Dr. Shubh Swain

Dr. Shubh Swain is the Assistant Director of TARINA as well as the Gender and Nutrition Specialist for TCI-TARINA. He is a demographer by training and has nearly a decade of work experience in gender, public health, and nutrition in India and Africa.
Dr. Swain coordinates …

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Dr. Soumya Gupta

Dr. Soumya Gupta is an Economist at the TARINA Center of Excellence. Her research interests lie at the intersection of food security, agriculture, and maternal and child nutrition. Since joining TCI-TARINA, her work has primarily focused on research design, project implementation, and evaluation, as well …

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Naveen Sridhar

Naveen Sridhar is an Assistant Program Officer for TCI-TARINA Center of Excellence. He is responsible for monitoring and reporting on the progress of ground-level implementation across program locations in Bihar, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh, with a special focus on promoting small ruminants and reducing household seasonal food deficits. Sridhar is also …

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Priyanka Singh

Priyanka Singh is an Assistant Program Officer for TCI-TARINA Center of Excellence. She holds a master’s degree in Food & Nutrition with a specialization in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Delhi. During her master’s she was awarded the Best Student and Best Dissertation Award …

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Karuna Salve

Karuna is an Associate Researcher at the TCI-TARINA Center of Excellence. She completed her Master of Professional Studies in International Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, and also holds a master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship from the Tata Institute …

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Tanuj Chawla

Tanuj Chawla is an Associate Researcher at TCI-TARINA’s Centre of Excellence in New Delhi. He is an interdisciplinary professional with a background in bioinformatics, bio-based economies, Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA), frugal and reverse innovation. He has a Master in Bioeconomics from the University of Hohenheim, Germany …

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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)