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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: Youth civic engagement: A ray of hope for community development

Youth civic engagement: A ray of hope for community development

19 December 2019

Owing to the sheer diversity of the nation, development work in India is inextricably linked to ethical challenges. These challenges become more intense when ‘development’ translates across marginalised communities, who already have a long history of exploitation. Here, Gautam Bisht and Shuvajit Chakraborty from TIGR2ESS Flagship Project 1 collaborator PRADAN highlight the work of youth group Lahanti Club, which is invested in transforming an alienating education system into one which is inclusive of indigenous socio-cultural capital.


Read more at: A journey towards Sirkazhi block- Experiences from the field

A journey towards Sirkazhi block- Experiences from the field

19 December 2019

Dr Pratheepa from MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai and a collaborator on TIGR2ESS Flagship Project 1, START. Here she shares her experiences of her fieldwork in Sirkazhi block of Nagapattinam district, uncovering the complex set of challenges faced by farmers and their families.


Read more at: Finding India’s Water at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Finding India’s Water at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

31 October 2019

On Saturday 19 October, as part of Cambridge University’s Festival of Ideas, three TIGR2ESS researchers from very different fields got together to share how past, present and future technology could provide solutions to India’s water crisis.


Read more at: Co-creating research

Co-creating research

30 October 2019

TIGR2ESS Flagship Project 1 (START) and collaborator PRADAN (Professional Assistance for Development Action) recently ran a research workshop to begin one of the less glamourous, but nevertheless vital, steps in any research project: establishing a data management protocol. In a project working with vast and complex data, often in multiple languages, achieving this is no mean feat. Here, Dr Shreya Sinha, a postdoc working on Flagship Project 1 (FP1), and Dr Nivedita Narain, Integrator (Research & Advocacy), PRADAN, summarise a very successful week of co-creation.


Read more at: Zero Budget Natural Farming in India: Perspectives from the field

Zero Budget Natural Farming in India: Perspectives from the field

24 October 2019

Charles is reading for a Masters in Climate Change and International Development at the University of East Anglia, under the supervision of TIGR2ESS FP6 co-lead Dr Nitya Rao. He is a film artist and works in agroecology, permaculture and small-scale urban farming. Charles recently submitted his dissertation on how the agroecological method Zero-Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) is reaching scale in Andhra Pradesh, South India. He spoke with TIGR2ESS Impact Manager Sarah Bailey to tell her all about his research.


Read more at: Mapping diversity in India’s agricultural communities

Mapping diversity in India’s agricultural communities

18 April 2019

Dr Shreya Sinha, a postdoctoral researcher working on TIGR2ESS Flagship Project 1 (FP1), recently took part in an exchange to India to visit several FP1 sites. Here, she describes the valuable insights gained from her time in the field.


Read more at: Adventures in R: Reflections on the TIGR2ESS workshop on “R for Genomics and Data Mining”

Adventures in R: Reflections on the TIGR2ESS workshop on “R for Genomics and Data Mining”

28 March 2019

Two TIGR2ESS Flagship Programmes recently joined forces to deliver an intensive hands-on training workshop for 50 early career researchers working on a range of plant and crop science projects.


Read more at: TIGR2ESS is recruiting

TIGR2ESS is recruiting

18 December 2018

The TIGR2ESS team in Cambirdge is recruiting a half-time Impact, Data and Outreach Manager. Please check out the advert on the University of Cambridge job opportunities page, here . Please note that applications for this vacancy have now closed.


Read more at: Global Food Security International Symposium, 8-9 April 2019

Global Food Security International Symposium, 8-9 April 2019

14 December 2018

Registration for the Global Food Security International Symposium will soon start. Applicatons for flash talks and posters can be submitted already. Please send your name, title of talk or poster, and a short summary of what you will present (max. 100 words) to coordinator@globalfood.cam.ac.uk . Further details about the...


Read more at: TIGR2ESS workshop in New Delhi on data mining and the use of 'R'

TIGR2ESS workshop in New Delhi on data mining and the use of 'R'

14 November 2018

The next TIGR2ESS event will be a joint FP2/FP3 workshop, to take place in New Delhi in February/March 2019. The workshop will focus on the use of 'R' for biological data analysis and advanced crop genomics as well as expore different techniques for data mining from literature. The workshop is jointly organised by Dr...