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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: 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...


Read more at: TIGR2ESS wins the Vice-Chancellor’s Collaboration Award!

TIGR2ESS wins the Vice-Chancellor’s Collaboration Award!

11 October 2021

The TIGR2ESS project, led by Professor Howard Griffiths, Head of the Department's Physiological Ecology Research Group , has won the Vice Chancellor's Collaboration Award. The Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards recognise outstanding achievement, innovation and creativity in devising and implementing...


Read more at: Site Profiles of the Sustainable Agriculture and Transformative Rural and Agrarian Strategies (START) Project

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

1 October 2021

‘Sustainable and Transformative Rural and Agrarian Strategies’ (START) is a flagship research project under the Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies (TIGR2ESS) Programme, funded by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The research was undertaken...


Read more at: Community Radio: an effective way to communicate in difficult terrain

Community Radio: an effective way to communicate in difficult terrain

20 September 2021

Located in the remote Kumaon valley, India, a community radio station called Kumaon Vani reaches out to 300,000 listeners spread across 500 villages in Uttarakhand state. Started by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) , the radio station raises awareness amongst local people on important issues. This blog focuses on...


Read more at: Land degradation and coastal agriculture: history and restoration targets

Land degradation and coastal agriculture: history and restoration targets

28 August 2021

Environmental and anthropogenic factors have driven the degradation of agricultural land in a delta region of Tamil Nadu, India. Here, Dr Pratheepa and Dr Rengalakshmi of MSSRF and TIGR2ESS Flagship Project 1 describe the causes and effects of increased soil salinity on coastal agriculture and recent efforts towards land restoration.


Read more at: Using the past to inform policy: How can crop diversification solve Punjab’s impending water shortage?

Using the past to inform policy: How can crop diversification solve Punjab’s impending water shortage?

16 August 2021

The cultivation of primarily wheat and paddy in Punjab is increasingly depleting groundwater supplies in the region, and thus crop diversification is an important path to reducing water use. Here, archaeological research carried out by FP4 researchers Dr Cameron Petrie and Dr Adam Green which demonstrates the relevance of ancient agricultural practices to a modern water shortage is put in conversation with policy targets proposed by FP4 researchers Dr Shruti Bhogal and Dr Kamal Vatta to promote crop diversification in Punjab.


Read more at: Why are aspirations of farming communities important to know in developing economies?

Why are aspirations of farming communities important to know in developing economies?

7 June 2021

Agriculture continues to play an important role in developing economies, yet with increasing rural-urban migration, ageing farm population, and waning interest of rural youth in agriculture, its sustainability is increasingly under threat. Here, Dr Ravi Nandi and Dr S. Nedumaran from ICRISAT and Flagship Project 1 shares results from a recent research paper with colleague Swamikannu Nedumaran, looking at aspirations amongst rural youth.