TARINA is a consortium that brings together policy-focused academics from diverse disciplines with scale, quality, and impact-focused non-governmental organizations to design and implement data-driven solutions for addressing the complex problem of malnutrition in India.

Led by the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), TARINA links the research capacities of Cornell University, Emory University, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) with the technical capacities and implementation experience of leading NGOs – BAIF Development Research Foundation, CARE India Solutions for Sustainable Development, and Grameen Development Services (GDS).

Tata Trusts, India’s largest philanthropy, supports the consortium through its influence with policymakers and by being a front-runner in generating demand for technical assistance to proactively integrate a “nutrition lens” into the agricultural projects and programs they fund. Tata Trusts also provides funding to GDS to support project activities in Uttar Pradesh.