Tag: field notes

Field notes: Fieldwork during work hours

Levels of food loss are product
and value chain specific. An important first step in determining methods and
metrics to evaluate food loss of perishables was to identify the product (or products)
and map the value chains. The objective of my fieldwork …

Interacting with value chain actors: What to do when your research subjects have work to do

Levels of food loss are product
and value chain specific. An important first step in determining methods and
metrics to evaluate food loss of perishables was to identify the product (or products)
and map the value chains. The objective of my fieldwork …

Field visit to study market diversity in Eastern Uttar Pradesh

On the 4th of July, I traveled to the Maharajganj
District of Eastern Uttar Pradesh with three other TCI colleagues to study
market diversity in the Pharenda Block. Our objective was to observe the
variety of foods available in four markets and then convert this information
into quantitative data …

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Field notes: Visit to the Azadpur fruit and vegetable wholesale market

The United
Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 12
, responsible consumption and production, aims to halve worldwide
food waste and reduce global food loss by 2030. When thinking about this goal,
many questions arise, such as:How is food loss and food waste defined?What metrics and methods are used …

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Reflections from a year in the field: Sustainable livestock feeding systems in rural India

Over the last year, I was conducting fieldwork in the
Kandhamal District of Odisha, India. We implemented a goat feeding experiment
with Kondha tribal farmers in the forest fringe areas of Tikabali Block.
Livestock management in the project area was ex…

Field notes: Finalizing the research plan

Dr. Debbie Cherney, one of TCI’s Faculty Fellows and my committee chair, was graciously supported by TCI to visit India during Spring Break 2016. Dr. Cherney had never travelled to India previously, so …

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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)