Written by Katie Cole, Outreach & Administration Coordinator
TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies
The University of Cambridge officially launched the TIGR2ESS research programme in Delhi on 21 February 2018. The programme, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, is being led by the Cambridge Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre and aims to build on the foundations created by India's Green Revolution.
Academics and stakeholders from India and the UK joined Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Honourable Minister for Science & Technology in the Indian Government, and Cambridge University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope, in Delhi for the three-day launch event. This event brought together the programme partners to develop the vision and action plans and monitoring and evaluation framework.
CSaP's Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday was also in attendance as one of the co-investigators for Flagship Project 1. This project, led by Professor Bhaskar Vira of Cambridge's Department of Geography, will examine the future of agriculture in India. Through workshops and facilitated dialogues with stakeholders this project will identify alternative visions of agriculture in India, and how they can be implemented to ensure equitable outcomes that don't leave groups and communities behind. CSaP in particular will organise a series of Policy Workshops to bring together academics and policy makers to discuss these visions and the impact they will have on policy. CSaP will also arrange for Policy Fellows working in agricultural policy in India to exchange knowledge with academics at the University of Cambridge and beyond.
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