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

A Global Challenges Research Fund project
 
Read more at: Short Film about PU's Basic Nutrition Curriculum

Short Film about PU's Basic Nutrition Curriculum

24 May 2022

Researchers at Panjab University have made a short film about the Basic Nutrition Curriculum Intervention they developed as part of the TIGR2ESS project. The film takes the iron deficiency strand of the intervention and shows how it works, from initial Knowledge, Attitude, Practice (KAP) baseline survey, to engagement with...


Read more at: TIGR2ESS at PANJAB UNIVERSITY: A SNAPSHOT

TIGR2ESS at PANJAB UNIVERSITY: A SNAPSHOT

18 May 2022

Our partners at Panjab University have produced an infographic which sums up their participation in TIGR2ESS. Please click on the image below to view a full size version. snaphot.jpg


Read more at: Aquaponics as an alternative farming method for the Punjab

Aquaponics as an alternative farming method for the Punjab

28 March 2022

Farmers in the Punjab state of India are more dependent on wheat and rice cultivation as it ensures a reasonable remuneration with assured MSP. However, the continuous production of the same type of crops may create a negative effect on soil fertility, and also imbalance the demand-supply ecosystem of food products. Crop...


Read more at: Millet cultivation is becoming a sustainable favourite of young farmers in Punjab

Millet cultivation is becoming a sustainable favourite of young farmers in Punjab

25 March 2022

Crop diversification is the Punjab government’s top policy priority for achieving the goal of sustainable agriculture (SDG 2.4). As of now, the crop diversification initiative in Punjab has focused on crops such as maize, kharif pulses (arhar, mungbean, urdbean, cluster bean), oilseeds (soybean, til), poplar-based agro-...


Read more at: Understanding Changing Climate And Food Security In Rural Odisha

Understanding Changing Climate And Food Security In Rural Odisha

21 March 2022

Climate change impacts food security in multiple ways by affecting cultivation, forestry, aquaculture, etc., which can cause severe socio-economic consequences like the disruption of trade, livelihood distress, and adverse health effects. understanding_change_e.jpg In the easternmost state of India, Odisha, climate change...


Read more at: FieldCAM-Quant, a low-cost, accessible tool for field phenotyping globally

FieldCAM-Quant, a low-cost, accessible tool for field phenotyping globally

16 March 2022

One of the consequences of the Global COVID-19 pandemic was the impact on the availability of migrant labour. This was particularly felt in agricultural and agricultural research, particularly in India. For a new variety of a crop to be produced and come to market it first needs to be assessed under numerous field...


Read more at: Understanding dietary practices in marginalised tribal communities of India to improve nutrition security and combat risk of malnutrition

Understanding dietary practices in marginalised tribal communities of India to improve nutrition security and combat risk of malnutrition

23 December 2021

The NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge led by Professor Sumantra Ray along with the NNEdPro India team have been investigating the diets of ‘Santhal’ tribe communities in rural India to identify key nutritional gaps. This consultancy work is providing a nutritional science basis to the Global...


Read more at: UK Global Challenges Research Fund – A cross GCRF UK-India workshop and satellite event of the 7th International Summit in Nutrition and Health in 2021

UK Global Challenges Research Fund – A cross GCRF UK-India workshop and satellite event of the 7th International Summit in Nutrition and Health in 2021

13 December 2021

From Agricultural Nutrition and Social Empowerment to Human Nutrition and Health in India – a workshop held on 24 July 2021. Organised by the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, in partnership with the University of Cambridge TIGR2ESS GCRF Programme and the University of Surrey Maharashtra GCRF. Life course...


Read more at: Understanding the field through diversity and distance

Understanding the field through diversity and distance

14 October 2021

During the Summer of 2021, I was fortunate enough to undertake a remote internship with Flagship Project 1 (FP1) START (Sustainable and Transformative Agrarian and Rural Trajectories) of the TIGR2ESS programme. For six weeks, I worked remotely to collate five detailed site profiles for each of the FP1 field sites, from the...


Read more at: What does it take for plants to recover from drought?

What does it take for plants to recover from drought?

12 October 2021

Plants need water to grow. An obvious but an often ignored fact when people contemplate agriculture. The simple reality is that if a crop doesn’t get the water it requires, yields will be reduced and, with climate change, a lot of crops now aren’t getting the water they need. Drought is therefore a serious problem facing...