Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi)

More than Half the Sky

Maharashtra farmer grows sorghum, a traditional grain that is climate-resilient and rich in micronutrients

Midday meals improve nutritional status of school children

TCi works with women’s self-help groups to mobilize change

In India, 75 million women are engaged in the livestock sector (five times more than men)

Women are the backbone of the agricultural workforce

TCi conducts field-based research, including household surveys in rural villages


The Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi) is a long-term research initiative focused on solving problems of poverty, malnutrition, and rural development in India.

We are established with a generous gift from the Tata Trust to conduct multidisciplinary research, and to facilitate research grants and fellowships to prominent student and professional researchers at Cornell, in India, and across the globe. Learn more.

Multidisciplinary Research

Led by Dr. Prabhu Pingali, TCi Scholars and Fellows work alongside partner institutions in India and globally to address the agriculture-nutrition nexus.  Our research priorities include:

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