In the past three years, the Tata-Cornell program has made remarkable progress. We are delighted to share our many exciting updates. At this year's Annual Celebration event, we discuss our innovative work, new partnerships and concrete actions to advance our critical research agenda. For our flagship project Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA), we've hit the ground running! Learn about TARINA and our many applied research projects through presentations by TCI Director Prabhu Pingali as well as from our team of TCI Faculty Fellows, Scholars, Researchers and Interns. CALS Associate Dean Max Pfeffer also provides context on TCI's contributions to the College, Cornell and beyond. This event was held on Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 3:00-4:30 pm with a reception immediately following.
This series of lectures took place on August 5th, 2016 at the inauguration of Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA), a project funded by the Gates Foundation, which aims to combat malnutrition in India. This Public Policy Panel Discussion on "Promoting Diversity in Food Systems for Improved Nutrition Outcomes in India" featured distinguished panelists, including: Dr. Purvi Mehta-Bhatt, Deputy Director and Head of Agriculture for South Asia at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Dr. Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER); Dr. Shobha Shetty, Rural Development Sector Manager for the South Asia Region at the World Bank; Dr. P.K. Joshi, Director for South Asia at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Dr. Suresh Pal, Member at the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP); and Dr. Prabhu Pingali, Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University & Director of TCI.
Big things happened for Tata-Cornell in 2015. Get up to date on the latest research and field projects, including the newly awarded BMGF grant to begin the TARINA consortium. With opening remarks by TCI Director Prabhu Pingali, the event showcases multimedia presentations from TCI Scholars, Fellows and Interns, as well as distinguished remarks from the CALS Associate Dean Max Pfeffer and the TCI Advisory Board Chair Per Pinstrup-Andersen. The event was held on Friday, December 4th, 2015 from 3:00-4:30 pm with a reception immediately following.
Dr. Prabhu Pingali (Director of TCI) was invited to speak at the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD) Seminar on October 21, 2015. Get up to speed on our latest program developments through this briefing.
New Foods and Old Food Policy: the Great Asian Disconnect
Lecture given at the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 15, 2014