Tag: nutrition

Farmers’ decision making and perceived benefits of orange-fleshed sweet potato adoption

“He says orange-fleshed sweet potato has made his family healthier,” my translator, Shaktikar says as I scribble notes in a small notebook. I make sure not to disturb the iPhone pointed towards the farmer we’re interviewing. It is recording every word …

New food for better health: Introducing orange sweet potato to Uttar Pradesh

On a bright, windy morning in the rural district of
Maharajganj, Sunita Devi listens for the crackling of cumin seeds in hot
mustard oil, then adds a heap of chopped onions and garlic to the pan, smiling
as they begin to sizzle and brown. She is tryi…

Emerging themes on developing a diversified food system in Odisha

Odisha’s agriculture sector is
largely dependent on small and marginal farmers, which comprise almost 80 percent
of total farmers. Paddy is the
staple cereal crop in the state, while other cereals and pulses account for a
much smaller share of the gros…

New food policies could take the bite out of India’s malnutrition

India has spent the last 50 years combating hunger by boosting its
production of staple crops like wheat, rice and maize. The strategy has
worked – up to a point.Now India struggles with chronic malnutrition and child stunting, even though it produces enough calories to …

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Engendering food systems for improved nutrition

TCI-TARINA and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) co-hosted a special session, titled “Engendering Food Systems for Improved Nutrition,” at the Agricultural Economics Research Association’s 24th Annual Conference on December 16th, 2016. The primary objective of this event was to initiate a discussion about …

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Promoting a more nutritious food system in India: The role of smallholder agriculture

Dr. Prabhu Pingali, Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) & Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University, delivered an opening lecture, titled “Promoting a More Nutritious Food System in India: The Role of Smallholder Agriculture,” at the Agricultural Economics Research Association’s (AERA) 24th Annual Conference …

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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, held as part of the inauguration of …

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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)