Tag: research

Decoding open defecation: Relevance of early findings for field and policy

In my previous blog,
I described the prevalence and predicaments of open defecation (OD) in India. For
my PhD thesis, I am working with GDS to make villages open defecation free
(ODF) by investing in construction of toilets as well as bringing about a
behavior change and …

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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…

Combating open defecation through a community-led sanitation approach in rural India

Every year, 188,000 children under five in India die due to diarrhea-related illnesses. This catastrophic burden on children’s health is largely due to the fact that over a third of the Indian population defecates in the open. Open defecation (OD) also has strong …

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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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