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TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies

A Global Challenges Research Fund project

Academic papers

Building back better? Resilience as wellbeing for rural migrant households in eastern India. Shreya Sinha, Nivedita Narain and Arundhita Bhanjdeo. Under review at World Development.

Building equity through the shaping of inclusive spaces: A study of female-led FarmerProducer Organisations in India. Tomás Harrington, Nivedita Narain, Nitya Rao, R Rengalakshmi, Reetu Sogani, Shuvajit Chakraborty, Astha Upadhyay. Submitted to Journal of Rural Studies.

The socio-ecological contradictions of land degradation and coastal agriculture in south India. C.M. Pratheepa, Raj Rengalakshmi, Shreya Sinha. 2022. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. 

Farm Parent and Youth Aspirations on the Generational Succession of Farming: Evidence From South India. Ravi Nandi, C. M. Pratheepa, Swamikannu Nedumaran, Nitya Rao and Raj Rengalakshmi. 2022. Front. Sustain. Food Syst.

Digital integration for enhanced market efficiency and inclusiveness of smallholder farmers: A proposed model for Fruits and Vegetable supply chain. S. Nedumaran and Ravi Nandi, 2020. Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR).

Farm Parent and Youth Aspirations on the Generational Succession of Farming: Evidence from South India (A Qualitative Analysis). Ravi Nandi, Pratheepa C.M., S. Nedumaran, Nitya Rao, Rengalaxmi, 2021. Journal of frontier Sustainable Food systems. In press. 

The COVID-19 induced disruptions across groundnut value chain: Empirical evidence from South India. Ravi Nandi and S. Nedumaran, 2021. Sustainability Journal. 2021. 13.1707.

From cotton to paddy: Political crops in the Indian Punjab, Shreya Sinha, Geoforum, June 2021

Understanding the Aspirations of Farming Communities in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review of the Literature, Nandi R & Nedumaran S, TEur J Dev Res, 2021

The interplay between food market access and farm household dietary diversity in low and middle income countries: A systematic review of literature, Nandi R, Nedumaran S & Ravula P, Global Food Security, vol 28, 2021

Revisiting agrarian questions of capital: examining diversification by capitalist farmers in Punjab, India. Sinha S. Third World Quarterly. 2021. 

Destinations Matter: Social Policy and Migrant Workers in the Times of COVID, Rao N, Narain N, Chakraborty S et al., Eur J Dev Res, 2020

The achievement of food and nutrition security in South Asia is deeply gendered, Rao N, Nature Food, pp206-209, 1, 2020

Household vulnerability to climate change and identification of target beneficiaries to implement household-specific adaptation strategies: A quantitative assessment. S. Nedumaran and Ravi Nandi, 2020. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development. 18(2) p2.

Agriculture Extension System in India: A Meta-analysis, Nandi R & Nedumaran S, Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences, pp473-479, 10 (3), 2019

Gendered Time, Seasonality, and Nutrition: Insights from Two Indian Districts. Rao N, Raju S. Feminist Economics. 2019.

Research Reports

Site Profiles of the Sustainable Agriculture and Transformative Rural and Agrarian Strategies (START) Project.

Conference Papers

Disentangling the impact pathways of tank irrigation to rural food security: Farm level study from South India. Ravi Nandi, S. Nedumaran, Padmaja R. 2021. Presented in International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) conference 2021.DOI:10.22004/ag.econ.315150. Article under review at Journal Agricultural Water Management.

Environmental Impact Assessment and Supply Chain Mapping of Kinnow Fruit Production - A Case Study of Punjab, India. Bhakar V., Singh H., Kaur K. 23rd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium. 2019.

Working Papers

Climate Change and Adverse Seasonality: Implications for Food Systems. Nivedita Narain, Nitya Rao, Shuvajit Chakraborty and Anju Bhaskaran. Working paper

Coastal micro watershed management using GIS and Remote Sensing techniques for Vanagiri Gram Panchayat. C.M. Pratheepa, R.Yogalakshmi, R. Rengalakshmi, S.Punitha and R.Nagarajan. Working paper. 

Innovative Coastal salinity management Practices in the coastal wetlands: A case study from coastal Karnataka. Rengalakshmi.R. and C.M. Pratheepa. Working paper. 

Meta-analysis on Coastal Soil Salinity and Management: Organic Amendments and its potential for sustainable development. Rengalakshmi.R. Prabavathy.V.R., Mathimaran.N and Jegan Sekar. Working paper.

Rural market food diversity and farm production diversity: Are they complement or substitute each other in contributing farm household’s dietary diversity. Ravi Nandi, S. Nedumaran, 2021. Working paper.

Exploring the impact of male migration on agriculture across the different social groups in Coastal ecosystem. C.M. Pratheepa, Raj Rengalakshmi, Nitya Rao. Working paper

Impact of seasonality and Dynamics of farming: Agriculture workers, gender and caste in coastal agroecosystems. C.M. Pratheepa, Raj Rengalakshmi, Nitya Rao, Sandeep Kumar. Working paper.


Sea Level Change and the Livelihood Security of Coastal communities in Tamil Nadu, Peninsular India. R.Rengalakshmi. Book chapter in Handbook on climate change and disaster, Edited - Rajib shaw, Published by Edward Elgar Publisher. In press.


Is the Aspirational Districts Programme Merely A Political Device? Shreya Sinha, Vol. 54, Issue No. 3, 19 Jan, 2019.

'Women's work participation in rural Karnataka and Tamil Nadu: A Review of the Literature' by Sarayu Srinivasan, Nitya Rao and Soundarya Iyer. Economic and Political Weekly.