TARINA is a consortium that brings together a leading group of multi-disciplinary and policy-focused academics with scale, quality and impact-focused non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and development partners to promote a more nutrition-sensitive food system in India.

Led by the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), TARINA links the evidence-generating capacities of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Emory University and Cornell University with the technical capacities and implementation experience of NGO partners – BAIF Development Research Foundation, CARE India and Grameen Development Services (GDS).

The Tata Trusts, India’s largest philanthropy, will support the consortium through their convening power and influence with policymakers at the state and national levels and by being a front-runner in generating demand for technical assistance to proactively integrate a “nutrition lens” into the agricultural projects and programs they fund.