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Local Factors Are Key to Reducing Stunting

According to research from TCI, policymakers can create programs that more effectively reduce stunting by accounting for regional differences in environmental factors like climate.
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Food Prices Continue to Ride High on Second COVID Wave

TCI Scholar Shree Saha analyzed Indian food prices during the COVID-19 pandemic, showing that costs increased from the 2020 lockdown through the second wave in 2021.

Pakistan Can Benefit from FPOs

In a Pakistan Today op-ed, research support specialist Ali Ilahi writes that Pakistan can improve its agricultural sector and compete internationally by promoting farmer producer organizations.
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Researchers Question Palm Oil Plan

Writing in the Financial Express, researcher Payal Seth and TCI Associate Director Bhaskar Mittra contend that India’s plan to increase palm oil production could have detrimental effects on both the environment and farmer livelihoods.

Fulbright Fellow Joins TCI

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore doctoral student Gopi Sankar Gopikuttan is spending the 2021-22 academic year studying under TCI Director Prabhu Pingali.
TCI Director Prabhu Pingali discusses the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on food security in The Straits Times:
“Food supplies have not been a problem in most Asian countries. The primary problem has been access to food due to loss of employment, primarily among low-wage migrant workers who were forced to return to their home villages.”
  • Postdoctoral associate Andaleeb Rahman was promoted to research associate.
  • TCI alumna Vidya Vemireddy was awarded tenure at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, where she is a professor in the Center for Management in Agriculture.
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