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

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Plant Sciences

Abstract

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

The record grain outputs of India's Green Revolution in the 1970's established India as one of the world's largest agricultural producers, transforming the country from a starving nation to a food exporter, creating jobs and boosting the economy. However, behind this extraordinary achievement were varying levels of success across different Indian regions, and overuse of water, fertilisers, pesticides and other chemicals on an unsustainable scale. In terms of agricultural productivity, the technologies of the Green Revolution plateaued in the 1980s, yet the continued adherence to a strategy of intensive agriculture has led to increasing pressure on water and nutrient resources.

The proposed project (TIGR2ESS) will develop and strengthen alliances across a carefully selected network of UK and Indian experts in crop science, hydrology, social science and policy, allowing two-way knowledge exchange partnership to define the requirements for a second Green Revolution in India, set the necessary policy agenda, and define a collaborative research programme focused on sustainable crop production and sustainable resource use (with a focus on water use from farmer to consumer in a changing monsoon climate).

Working together will enable us to contextualise the challenge in terms of the widespread changes taking place in Indian society today, including: urbanisation, drawing many away from rural work, particularly men; and technological developments transforming the employment opportunities within food sector away from primary production. Choices about modern agricultural practices in India must reflect societal needs, and our understanding of these needs will help us orientate the subsequent research programme and its translation towards an outcome that is both technically and socially acceptable - and possible - for today's India.

The target for this programme is India, but relevance is in other developing countries, which in moving beyond the first Green Revolution of the 1960's, face unprecedented change due to societal and environmental pressures. The TIGR2ESS consortium will combine two innovative approaches to tackle these issues in India:
Firstly, a series of Flagship Research projects will address fundamental research issues, and integrate their delivery and impact via a translational programme of outreach, education and entrepreneurial stimuli; secondly, a series of capacity building academic exchanges will support leading researchers from India and UK to frame collaborative research questions, and allow extensive training of more junior researchers to deliver these advances. At the heart of the TIGR2ESS proposal, the Flagship Projects will tackle fundamental research questions, with the first providing an overarching analysis to define the requirements for a 'second' Green Revolution in India.

Secondly, a programme of research capacity exchanges will allow over 40 senior and young researchers to work in India or the UK, providing training and skills enhancement opportunities in research areas across the programme. Additional field-based community surveys and workshops will promote rural community engagement and empowerment.

Overall, the programme will address the associated demographic and equality issues facing farmers in the context of increasing urbanisation. Two core Flagship Projects will use fundamental scientific approaches to address key issues in Crop Sciences (broadening the production potential of dietary staples and providing lessons for orphan crops) and Sustainable Resources (with a focus on water sources and sustainable use, from farmer to consumer, in a changing monsoon climate). The final Flagship project will translate these findings in order to promote equal opportunities, stimulate entrepreneurship and develop educational programmes for nutrition across rural communities.

Planned Impact

1. The growing population of India, in both rural and urban communities, whose health and wellbeing will be improved by ensuring a reliable food and water supply, distributed equitably and future-proofed to meet rising demand under changing societal and environmental conditions. This will be achieved through the project's direct benefit on the groups below:
2. Indian farmers and farming communities: who will be reached through the project's translation and education programme, using the extensive networks in place through our Indian collaborating Institutes, Universities and Third Sector Organisations including demonstration farms. The work aims particularly to empower female farmers, and drive equal opportunities to take up the new practices that are defined through the project's scientific research component to deliver resilient food production systems that generate wealth for the agricultural community;
3. Policy-makers in India: by strengthening existing collaborations, the project will ensure policy-makers are equipped with the knowledge to instigate effective policy for change for the sustainable use of water, and resilience in supply chains for food producers and consumers. Our partnership involves support from the Indian Government Ministry, and we will use the expertise and extensive network of Cambridge's Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) to reach relevant policy-makers for interactive workshops and discussions;
4. Young researchers in India: the project will employ 14 postdoctoral positions and support exchanges for a further 20 PDRA/PhD based in Indian Universities and research institutes to visit the UK, helping to grow the next generation of researchers needed for Food Security in India. Through the exchange programmes, PDRAs will receive wide-ranging training in modern techniques, as well as professional skills including grant-writing, and presentation and dissemination of results, and interact closely with researchers on an international scale. Enhanced career trajectory and empowerment of female researchers is anticipated. We will provide information and mentoring to ensure uptake of postdoctoral schemes, including regular progress reviews and career development plans.
5. Young researchers in the UK: the project will support 8.5 postdoctoral positions based in UK Universities and research institutes, and we will ensure benefits as for point 4 above.
6. The wider research communities in the participating Universities and research institutes: through involvement in project, participants have access to their collaborators' wider research networks and groups, for example the University of Cambridge's Global Food Security Strategic Research Initiative. By participation of PDRAs and senior academics in research exchanges and workshops, new perspectives will be brought together across India and the UK, sparking discussion and new ideas, and building vital interdisciplinary research capacity for the future in the UK and India for both independent and collaborative work;
7. The international fundamental and applied research communities: collaborators will publish results in high-impact journals in a timely fashion, with open access where possible, and present research results at international meetings and institutions in order to widely disseminate information for others to benefit from and build on;
8. Agro-industry and local SMEs promoted by the programme will receive information to underpin rational approaches to increase crop productivity and this will stimulate entrepreneurship for the creation of wealth and jobs in India. Across our collaboration we have vibrant contacts with relevant industries both in the UK and India;
9. The general public across the world: research on the future of our food supply is of great public interest, and thus the project will have wide educational value and represents an opportunity to draw more young people into scientific careers.

Publications

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Title TIGR2ESS Photographs Library 
Description TIGR2ESS built a library of photographs with over 100 pictures. Material is mainly produced by Photojournalist Toby Smith from Toby Smith Shoot Unit, but also includes material generated by FP Lead Cameron Petrie and FP4 PDRA Adam Green. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Toby Smith was invited to present the material during a talk as part of the India Habitat Centre PhotoSphere exposition. 
URL http://www.habitatphotosphere.com/calendar/
 
Description We have developed additional funding opportunities for research in India through charitable support and hopefully through the Department of Biotechnology, helping to build capacity for research in India into food security
The substantial progress made by the programme to date, as indicated through the successful delivery of initial assurances, and subsequently the organisational framework, workshops, meetings, exchanges and reports, shows that we have made substantial progress in the GCRF Challenge Areas highlighted above. In order to improve meeting these goals, we will need to increase the extent of interdisciplinary interactions across and between individual FP programmes. To some extent we have recognised this challenge by creating a matrix of interactions between the FPs (see documentation uploaded in April 2018), as well as the enhanced and improved Logframe (see new uploaded document). In conclusion, we are confident from the progress made at this early stage in the programme, that significant impact will be delivered in each of these challenge areas.
Exploitation Route too early to tell in the grant cycle
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Creative Economy,Education,Healthcare

URL https://tigr2ess.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/
 
Description Following a collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in undertaking a survey of Millet use by smallholder farmers in contrasting regions of India, to act as a scoping study and assist Dr Shailja Gupta at DBT in initiating a parallel research programme. Up to 16 PDRA matching PDRA Fellowships will be awarded by DBT to work in parallel with the ongoing TIGR2ESS Project partners in India on the development of millet as a key component of semi-arid cropping systems.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Creative Economy,Education,Healthcare
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Dr Gitanjali Yadav nominated as a member of the Indian committee to develop the National Agricultural Policy of India. This committee functions directly under the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Bharti Foundation award to University of Cambridge
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Bharti Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country India
Start 08/2017 
End 12/2020
 
Description FP3 BBSRC Partnering Award (Alison Bentley, NIAB)
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Description FP4 Horizon 2020 project TWORAINS (ERC-2014-CoG)
Amount € 1,999,139 (EUR)
Funding ID ERC-2014-CoG 648609 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2020
 
Description FP6 Contract with DFID to support the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr Fennel and Dr Sidebottom.
Amount £24,750 (GBP)
Organisation Ministry of Science and Technology India 
Department Department of Biotechnology, India
Sector Public
Country India
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description Food & nutrition research for health in the developing world: bioavailability & nutrient content
Amount £1,604,080 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S013954/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 04/2021
 
Title Phenotyping protocols developed - FP2 
Description Tools developed for phenotyping millets in lab conditions 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact • Effective soil composition, temperature and light intensity to grow pearl millet in a controlled growth chamber • Measurement conditions for calculation of A/Ci curves and fluorescence parameters in pearl millet • Adaptation of stomatal impression protocol to measure stomatal density in sorghum and millet 
 
Title Genomic and Transcriptomic data generated for five strains of Chlamy, to compare with the model organism C.reinhardtii. - FP2 
Description 44 pyrenod enriched genes have been identified and mapped onto the Chlamy high throughout datasets mentioned above. All expression patterns of these 44 5C genes have been superimposed to generate the first Spatio-temporal gene regulatory networks before, during and after CCM induction in C.reinhardtii. These networks are now being studied to identify pathways that are differentially activated or repressed during CCM. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact NA 
 
Title Sorghum mini-core screening for WUE related traits - FP2 
Description Phenotypic data for sorghum mini-core set comprising of 242 accessions screened for water use efficiency related traits in lysimetric facility at ICRISAT was available and we have initiated the data curation for the first season phenotypic data, in order to proceed for genome wide association studies to get initial clues about genes associated with WUE related traits in sorghum. Genotyping to fill the gaps for further understanding will be done in future. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact • The 1st trial on phenotyping of sorghum mini-core collection (242 entries; 2017-2018) using Lysimeters (more details http://gems.icrisat.org/) for water use dynamics and agronomy related traits was done. • Wide genetic variation in water use and crop production related traits under different water regimes was found. • Transpiration efficiency under water stress showed 4-fold higher than well-watered conditions • In addition, we found wide variation for basic capacity to extract water from soil. • Few entries from sorghum mini-core appeared to be superior to the elite cultivars under water stress conditions. 
 
Description Co-applicants on the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation British Dietetic Association (BDA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution All partners contributed to the grant application.
Collaborator Contribution All partners contributed to the grant application.
Impact Grant awarded, all partners are parties on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Co-applicants on the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation John Innes Centre
Department Department of Crop Genetics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution All partners contributed to the grant application.
Collaborator Contribution All partners contributed to the grant application.
Impact Grant awarded, all partners are parties on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Co-applicants on the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation National Institute of Agronomy and Botany (NIAB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution All partners contributed to the grant application.
Collaborator Contribution All partners contributed to the grant application.
Impact Grant awarded, all partners are parties on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Co-applicants on the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Department International Development UEA (DEV)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution All partners contributed to the grant application.
Collaborator Contribution All partners contributed to the grant application.
Impact Grant awarded, all partners are parties on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation Centers for International Projects Trust
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation John Innes Centre
Department Department of Crop Genetics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation MS Swaminathan Foundation
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation National Institute of Agronomy and Botany (NIAB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation National Institute of Plant Genome Research
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation Panjab University
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation Punjab Aricultural University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation Rothamsted Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Department Tyndall Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation University of Essex
Department School of Biological Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Signatories on the TIGR2ESS Collaboration Agreement 
Organisation University of Hull
Department Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University of Cambridge is the Lead Party on this collaboration, administering the funds, managing the the reporting, contracts and overall financial management.
Collaborator Contribution All partners are contributing to research activities.
Impact The outputs and outcomes of this collaboration are being reported as part of the TIGR2ESS award. Disciplines involved in this collaboration include Plant Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Land Economy, Geography, Archaeology, Manufacturing, Policy, Nutrition.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation Banaras Hindu University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation Centers for International Projects Trust
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation Columbia University
Department Earth and Environmental Sciences
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation Cornell University
Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation Indian Law Institute
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation MS Swaminathan Foundation
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation National Institute of Advanced Studies
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation National Institute of Plant Genome Research
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation PRADAN
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation Panjab University
Department Department of Geography
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation Punjab Aricultural University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW 
Organisation University of Agriculture Faisalabad
PI Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW
Collaborator Contribution Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Impact Supporters of the TIGR2ESS research proposal to GCRF GROW, many of have become partners on the Collaboration Agreement.
Start Year 2016
 
Description TIGR2ESS partners and subcontractors 
Organisation British Antarctic Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution TIGR2ESS has co-funded interdisciplinary activities.
Collaborator Contribution PRADAN has been subcontracted to collaborate on the TIGR2ESS programme. They were co-writers on a project plan. WASSAN will join the programme as a collaborative institution, via Professor Srijit Mishra. IORA has been providing consultancy advice to TIGR2ESS via Vertiver. Toby Smith Shoot Unit has been subcontracted to create audio visual material to promote the programme, to provide training in the use of photography to promote research as well as training in the PhotoVoice technique. All activities mainly in India. The British Antarctic Survey is involved with their ApRES water monitoring device.
Impact Toby Smith Shoot Unit has produced audio-visual material which has been reported elsewhere in this platform.
Start Year 2018
 
Description TIGR2ESS partners and subcontractors 
Organisation PRADAN
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution TIGR2ESS has co-funded interdisciplinary activities.
Collaborator Contribution PRADAN has been subcontracted to collaborate on the TIGR2ESS programme. They were co-writers on a project plan. WASSAN will join the programme as a collaborative institution, via Professor Srijit Mishra. IORA has been providing consultancy advice to TIGR2ESS via Vertiver. Toby Smith Shoot Unit has been subcontracted to create audio visual material to promote the programme, to provide training in the use of photography to promote research as well as training in the PhotoVoice technique. All activities mainly in India. The British Antarctic Survey is involved with their ApRES water monitoring device.
Impact Toby Smith Shoot Unit has produced audio-visual material which has been reported elsewhere in this platform.
Start Year 2018
 
Description BBSRC-DFID led meeting | UK-CGIAR crop research collaboration for impact through delivery of SDG2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact a BBSRC-DfID jointly organised one day meeting, for Directors and senior leaders of key UK research institutions and CGIAR centres in the area of crop research.nThe purpose of the meeting is to identify innovative ways of collaboration between UK and CGIAR research centres, that will maximise the impact of UK ODA funding in crop research and will lead to improvement of agricultural productivity, food nutrition and security and will facilitate delivery against the Sustainable Development Goal 2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Agriculture 4.0 as enabler for water stewardship: An emulation tool for drones in farming operations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tsolakis, N., Bechtsis, D. and Srai, J.S., 2018. "Agriculture 4.0 as enabler for water stewardship: An emulation tool for drones in farming operations". Presented at: Proceedings of the 22nd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium: Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies: implications for producers, consumers and society. Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 27-28.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Agritech Event (Essex) to show case research activities to the industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact To showcase and describe research funding at Essex as well as our expertise and capabilities for interacting with the agriculture sector in order to facilitate collaborative research across the faculty and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.agritech-east.co.uk/agri-tech-member/university-of-essex/#
 
Description Attendance at GCRF Stategic Advisory Group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Serving on GCRF SAG is a recognition of our contribution in the sphere of global Food Security as well as the possible contribution to shaping policy and developing future funding activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description BMGF Grand Challenges workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation "Grand Challenges" meeting, Berlin, Germany flipchart "Tools & technologies to accelerate cereal crop genetic gain" 15/10/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Blockchain for food delivery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bumblauskas, D., 2018. "Blockchain for food delivery". Presented at: Proceedings of the 22nd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium: Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies: implications for producers, consumers and society. Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 27-28.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cambridge Global Food Security Initiative Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Promotion of Global Food security issues and opportunities for translational research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/events/Symposium2017FOLDER
 
Description Career Crafting Workshop for researchers - FP2/FP3 - 28th Feb, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on grant writing, grant management, and discussions on science-related careers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Chairing a session at the Annual SEB meeting 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Co-chairing an SEB session on Stomata and photosynthetic regulation of water use efficiency at the annual SEB meeting in Seville.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.sebiology.org/events/event/seb-seville-2019/programme/plant-biology#stomatal
 
Description Defining user profiles and socially responsible supply chains: a preliminary study based on erg theory 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Harrington, T., 2018. "Defining user profiles and socially responsible supply chains: a preliminary study based on erg theory". Presented at: 22nd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium: Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies: implications for producers, consumers and society. Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 27-28.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr Anuprita Shukla (FP6, working with Prof Nitya Rao) presented at the Inaugural 2019 Researcher Summit at UEA" 23rd of Jan 2019 (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Shukla presented a talk entitled "Feed up or fed up: Future of Nutrition and Wellbeing in Indian Communities".

The presentation was well received and generated keen interest about the TIGR2ESS project and specifically the work of FP6 as well. New networks were formed which will be of use in larger dissemination activities of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dr Lara Allen co-presented at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas "From simple to high-tech: technologies that improve lives" on 16th Oct 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Jaideep Prabhu (Cambridge Judge Business School), Dr Manoj Dora (Brunel University London) and Dr Lara Allen (Cambridge Global Challenges SRI) presented a 1.25 hr talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/events/from-simple-to-high-tech-technologies-that-improve-lives
 
Description Essex lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited guest lecture "Wheat breeding and genetics" University of Essex 2nd Year Undergraduate Plant Sciences (22/01/2019)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description FP1 Dr Rob Doubleday co-organised a lecture by Professor Krishna VijayRaghavan in Cambridge on 27th Nov 2018 (Cambridge, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "Science, the fulcrum for social and economic change in India"

The recording is available here: https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/2878019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/events/s-t-lee-lecture-2018/
 
Description FP1 PDRA Dr Shreya Sinha published an opinion piece in EPW (Economic&Political Weekly) Engage: Is the Aspirational Districts Programme Merely A Political Device? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.epw.in/engage/article/is-the-aspirational-districts-programme-merely-a-political-device-...
 
Description FP1 Prof Bhaskar Vira presented at the Cambridge Science Festival, 14 March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Bhaskar Vira was co-speaker of the Cambridge Science festival talk entitled 'The long-term perspective of climate change'.

A long-term perspective of natural climate variability across time-scales and regions is essential for understanding present and future global warming, and global warming's impacts on nature and human society. Such a perspective is too often lacking in the contemporary policy debate. Professors Ulf Büntgen, Mike Hulme, Christine Lane, Hans W. Linderholm, Clive Oppenheimer, Baskar Vira, and chair, Paul J. Krusic, discuss and describe how we investigate the past, what we have learned from having a long-term perspective on climate change, and the challenges faced in applying this knowledge to the policy making process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/long-term-perspective-climate-change
 
Description FP1 and 6 Workshop Hyderabad 16-18 August 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A three-day workshop, held at ICRISAT during 16-18 August 2018. This cross-FP workshop included 25 delegates from FP1, 2, 3 and 6, to explore synergies and develop deliberative workshops, to enhance stakeholder engagement. The workshop facilitated cross-FP collaboration as well as solidifying of relationships that were initiated at the inaugural meeting in February 2018 in Delhi and included discussion on work plan roll out among FP6 UK (Rao, Ray and Fennell) and India (Kaur, Narayanan and Mishra) leads.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.icrisat.org/tigr2ess-an-interdisciplinary-project-to-revitalize-agriculture-sustainably-...
 
Description FP1 meeting with Parthasarathy Pingali, External Consultant, 13 December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion on building a typology with Parthasarathy Pingali, External Consultant, December 13, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP1 visit to ICRISAT by Dr Andy Hall (CSIRO Agriculture and Food in Australia) 11 February 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Padmaja at ICRISAT also had a meeting with Dr Andy Hall (Senior Principal Scientist, CSIRO Agriculture and Food in Australia) on transitioning food systems in the week of February 11, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP1 visit to ICRISAT from ANH Academy, Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Padmaja at ICRISAT met with Joe Yates from ANH Academy to discuss issues of nutrition and health in conjunction with FP1's work in early February 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP1 visit to MSSRF by Deepa Senapati, University of Reading, Jan 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MSSRF members met Deepa Senapati, University of Reading on agro-ecology in the context of FP1's work in the first week of January 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP1-4 interdisciplinary meeting to discuss Chickpea demonstrations at Warrangal Site 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In January 2019, FP1 and FP4 met to discuss chickpea demonstrations being undertaken at the Warangal tank site in Telangana.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/Sandya_NR/status/1105867386513588224
 
Description FP1/6 Prof Nitya Rao lecture at TIGR2ESS launch workshop 22-24 Feb 2018, New Delhi (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact India's 'unwanted' girls: Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture, Gender Equality and Household Wellbeing' at the Tigr2ess launch workshop, Feb 22-24, 2018, New Delhi, by Nitya Rao, co-I.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description FP1/FP6 Dr Shailaja Fennel interview with Down to Earth: 'Labour burden on women millet producers must be reduced' (published 28 Sep 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Shailaja Fennell, an expert in gender and household dynamics in agriculture, talks to Down To Earth about millet production in India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.downtoearth.org.in/interviews/-labour-burden-on-women-millet-producers-must-be-reduced--...
 
Description FP1/FP6 PI Dr Shailaja Fennell presented at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas "Present but not accounted for: women in Indian agriculture" 18th Oct 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Shailaja Fennell presented about the huge gap between men's and women's participation in agriculture, and its relation to extreme patterns of gendered land ownership and social norms on gendered behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/events/present-but-not-accounted-for-women-in-indian-agriculture
 
Description FP2 Dr Gitanjali Yadav organised and chaired a half-day forum on Equality and Unconscious Bias in New Delhi, India, 4th Jan 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "CIRF India Launch. Equality, Diversity & Unconscious Bias: A Half Day Forum"

As part of the launch of the new Cambridge India Research Foundation (CIRF), Dr Gitanjali Yadav organised and chaired an interactive workshop about Equality and Unconscious Bias. The event was attended by the University of Cambridge Pro-Vice Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, Professor Eilis Ferran.

The event was mentioned in multiple media outlets:
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/chandigarh/pu-attends-panel-discussion-on-bias/710006.html
http://www.thevoiceofchandigarh.com/participation-of-pu-at-cirf/
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/students-from-rural-areas-should-be-told-about-massive-open-online-courses/articleshow/67427737.cms
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.evensi.com/cirf-india-launch-equality-diversity-unconscious-bias-day-forum-habitat-centr...
 
Description FP2/3 Workshop on Bioinformatics, Data Mining and 'R' (25th Feb - 1st Mar 2019, India Habitat Centre, Delhi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Over 50 Postdocs, PhD students and PI's attended a 5-day workshop on 'R' Bioinformatics and Data Mining, organised by TIGR2ESS FP3 Co-Lead Alison Bentley (NIAB, Cambridge) and FP2 Co-Investigator Dr Gitanjali Yaday (DBT Cambridge lecturer, NIPGR/University of Cambridge).

Trainers included:
Dr Ashley Sayle, CRUK Cambridge Institute,
Dr Alison Bentley (NIAB, Cambridge),
Dr Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay (NIPGR/CINTRIN),
Dr Sigrid Heuer (Rothamsted Research),
Dr Rakesh Srivastava (ICRISAT/CINTRIN),
Dr Savita Ayyar (Jaquaranda Tree, Bangalore),
Dr Peter Murray-Rust (ContentMine/University of Cambridge), with Ambarish Kumar, Amit Yadav and Vinita Mehlawat from NIPGR).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://tigr2ess.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/events/workshop-r-genomics-and-data-mining
 
Description FP4 Conference presentation at Third International Seminar, 19-20 January Hyderabad (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. S. Green, S. Dixit, V. Kamal, D. Murthy, S. Neelaram, G. Singh, A. Whitbread, M.K. Jones, R.N. Singh, and C.A. Petrie.

Tanks and towns: an exploration of different paths toward sustainability in ancient South Asia, Empires and Kingdoms of Dakshi?apatha with Special Reference to Telangana,

Third International Seminar, Hyderabad, 19-20 January.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP4 Professor Martin Jones co-presented at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas "Food supply in an uncertain future" 23rd Oct 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Helen Anne Curry (History & Philosophy of Science), Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya (CRASSH), Professor Martin Jones (Head, Department of Archaeology) and Dr David Nally (Department of Geography) presented a 1-hour talk during the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. How can secure our food supply in a changing world? Explore how societies dealt with agricultural crises in the past, and how we're preparing to survive a very different future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/events/food-supply-in-an-uncertain-future
 
Description FP4 Workshop presentation, International Open Workshop, 11-16 March 2019 Kiel (Germany) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Adam S. Green, S. Dixit, K. Garg, D. Murthy, S. Neelaram S., G. Singh, K. Vatta, A. Whitbread, M.K. Jones, R.N. Singh and C.A. Petrie,

Is landscape intensity resilient? A comparative view from South Asia, "Socio- Environmental Dynamics over the last 15.000 Years: The Creation of Landscape VI",
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.workshop-gshdl.uni-kiel.de/
 
Description FP4 lead Dr Cameron Petrie was filmed for the PBS documentary, First Civilizations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The September-October 2017 season of fieldwork in NW India was filmed for the PBS documentary First Civilisations, which can be watched in the US and Australia.
The field research team was filmed identifying archaeological sites and landscape features related to water availability and agricultural management in the past, they were filmed whilst performing archaeological excavations at settlement sites, and whilst collecting samples for palaeoclimate reconstruction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1277399107776/first-civilisations-trade
 
Description FP4 talk by Adam Green at Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), 6th Mar 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk entitled '' during the De-urbanisation in South Asia - Digital Approaches to extensive Archaeological survey in Northwest India' CHS Seminar Series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP5 workshop on Supply Chains: Modelling Water Use for Sustainable Livelihoods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This 2-day workshop organised by Dr Jag Srai and dr Naoum Tsolakis included all Uk partners, two of the India partners, and two external speakers. The outcome of the Workshop is to develop an integrated outline of a ready-to-apply toolkit for conducting comprehensive analysis of sustainable food supply chains under natural resources'. In detail, the Workshop targets to set out collaborations quantifiable in terms of:
? An initial/prototype modelling approach development and showcase.
? At least 5 working papers with invited external partners.
? Draft version of User-Technology Adoption Matrix for the Punjab State.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description FP5/6 interdisciplinary meeting, Feb 2019 UEA (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact FP6 (Prof Nitya Rao and Dr Anuprita Shukla) had an inter-FP meeting with FP5 (Dr Tomas Harrington) in the UK, in Feb 2019 to discuss potential overlap between Supply chains and community impact (consumer focused design).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP6 (+1) Tour of Visakhapatnam District (India) for meetings with National Farming Fellows of ZBNF (Zero Budget Natural Farming) sites, 17th Feb 19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Tour of Visakhapatnam District for meetings with National Farming Fellows as ZBNF (Zero Budget Natural Farming) sites, organised by Prof Nitya Rao and Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Vijay Kumar on 17 Feb 2019.

The three teams first visited a village to see the five layer cultivation model practised under ZBNF and had an interaction with farmers and office-bearers. They then met with women Self help group members to understand the changes they had made in their own farming practices and its implications for their livelihoods and household relationships. They had a group discussion in the district training centre at Pendurthy with several NFFs, Community Resource Persons, health and nutrition resource persons, amongst others, to understand their roles, contributions and challenges. On the way to Koraput, the teams visited the activities of two NGOs, who act as resource persons for the ZBNF programme - Kovel Foundation (who are encouraging the collection, processing and sale of medicinal plants from the forests; and Sanjeevani, who have helped local women producers conserve biodiversity by setting up a seed bank. The interactions were very useful and helped the teams gain an insight into the possibilities of bottom-up approaches and knowledge investments in the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP6 Focus Group in Uccha Pind, Sanghol (India), 27 Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact FP6 team comprising of PDRA Jaswinder and PDRA Anuprita were accompanied by Photojournalist Toby Smith to the village of Uccha Pind, Sanghol to conduct focus group discussions with women around the issues of nutrition, livelihoods. The team did a transect walk, and had an opportunity to visit the MNREGA site near the village which provides employment to the rural women of the village.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP6 Interdisciplinary Workshop: Addressing Nutrition Challenges in Developing Countries on 23nd Nov 2018 (Cambridge UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cambridge Global Challenges SRI and Cambridge Global Food Security IRC wish to support interdisciplinary research addressing specific challenges relating to malnutrition in Official Development Assistance (ODA)-target countries.

This workshop, funded by the Isaac Newton Trust and the TIGR2ESS programme, focused on specific nutrition challenges presented by international guest speakers, including TIGR2ESS FP6 co-investigator Professor Srijit Mishra.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/events/nutchal
 
Description FP6 Mobile Teaching Kitchens - rural adaptation launch, Sanghol, Punjab (India), 26-27 Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 26th-27th Feb Sanghol, Punjab: MTK rural adaptation. It was part of the larger Symposium on Global Food security and Health, organised by NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in collaboration with Lord Rana's Cordia Group of Educational institutions, Punjab.

Mobile Teaching Kitchens rural adaptation phase for TIGr2ESS FP-6. Training of local volunteers at the Cordia Colleges on 25th, technical and adaptation workshop bringing together TIGR2ESS and NNEdPro India on 26th presided by Lord Rana, Shri Kamalesh Sharma and attended by >100 people including community beneficiaries and see-one, do-once, teach-one training of 3 menu templates plus researchers training on 27th also attended by the first lady of Punjab with the support of the State Governor.

Prof Shumantra Ray presented the NNEdPro Mobile Teaching Kitchen Model and its Kolkata intervention.

Dr Anuprita Shukla presented the TIGR2ESS FP6 and Mobile Teaching Kitchen's cross- cutting co-thematic areas.

Mr Toby Smith Presented Photovoice as a method

Prof Srijit Mishra presented on the Millets Mission Odisha and lessons learned

Prof Ramanjit Johal, Co-PI and PDRA Dr Jaswinder Kaur from Panjab University also participated in MTK rural adaptation launch.

Key collaborations were formed with Srijit Mishra (Orissa, Millets Mission) and Ramanjit Johal (Panjab University) for next steps over 6 months.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.nnedpro.org.uk/india-regional-network
 
Description FP6 Presentation by Prof Nitya Rao at the International Conference on "Critical Public Health Consequences of the Double Burden of Malnutrition and the Changing Food Environment in South and South-East Asia", New Delhi, 29-31 March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Rao made a presentation on the links between women's work in agriculture and nutrition at the International Conference on "Critical Public Health Consequences of the Double Burden of Malnutrition and the Changing Food Environment in South and South-East Asia", New Delhi, March 29-31, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://phrsindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Brochure_Nutriconference.pdf
 
Description FP6 Presentation on gender inclusive skilling to the Indian Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and DFiD (Delhi, 26th Feb 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Richard Sidebottoom and Dr Shailaja Fennell from the Departmenbt of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, presented 'Gender, Inclusivity & Training, A study of Global Vocational training practices' to the Ministry of Skills, on 26th Feb 2019 in Delhi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP6 Qualitative Methods workshop at Panjab University, 4 Mar 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Qualitative Methods workshop was delivered by Dr Anuprita Shukla at Panjab University on the 4th of March 2019. PhD fellows, post-doctoral researchers and other professorial staff from the Panjab University attended the one-day event. The topics covered included, qualitative study design, FP6 tools, ethics, fieldwork sensitivities and sensibilities and common Participatory action research methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP6 Soil testing workshop, MSSRF Campus, Jeypore and at Lamtapur village in Odisha (India), 21st and 22nd Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Soil testing workshop: 21st and 22nd Feb

FP6 Lydia Smith (NIAB Innovation Farm), Lara Allen (Centre for Global Equality), UEA PDRA Anuprita Shukla and FP1 UCam PDRA Shreya Sinha received a soil testing seed grant from the University of Cambridge. Lydia Smith gave a talk on physical assessment of Soil+ Innovations Smart Bell on the 20th Feb in Koraput. Followed by which the entire workshop group participated in the first-hand demonstration of soil testing in the MSSRF campus on the 21st Feb 2019.

On 22nd Feb the soil testing was conducted with a group of framers from the village of Lamtapur in Odisha.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP6 Summit and Launch of the rural Mobile Teaching Kitchens, 26-27th Feb 2019, Sanghol (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Teams from NNEdPro, Remedy Clinic Study Group and Inner Wheel Club of Greater Calcutta organised a Global Food Security and Health Symposium:
Mobile Teaching Kitchens Rural Adaptation event at the Cordia Group of Educational Institutes, Sanghol, Punjab (India) on 26th and 27th Feb 2019.

On Day 2, the group presented a demo of the Mobile Teaching Kitchens, including the adaptation to the rural environment. Members from the local rural community received infomration on healthy recipes and were trained on cooking techniques. Follow up activities were planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP6 Workshop on 'R' for Social Sciences, 23-24 Feb 2019, India International Centre (Delhi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Twelve TIGR2ESS postdocs and other members of the research team took part in a workshop on 'R' for Social Sciences. The workshop was organised and facilitated by Professor Narayanan from IIT Mumbai and Dr Shailaja Fennel from the University of Cambridge Land Economy). The training was led by two Instructors from the University of Mumbai and IIT Mumbai: Professor Neeraj Hatekar and Dr Smruti Bulsari.

The postdocs acquired new skills to be applied when deciphering and analysing data for upcoming field work and data gathering exercises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP6 meeting with Bhubaneshwar UNICEF Chief, Dr Monica Nielson on 23rd Feb 2019, Odisha (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with UNICEF Chief of Field Office, Odisha: Prof Nitya Rao and Dr Anuprita Shukla had a meeting with the Bhubaneshwar UNICEF Chief, Dr Monica Nielson on the 23rd Feb 2019

A full house of UNICEF Bhubaneshwar staff and members of an NGO - Swabhimaan attended the meeting. UNICEF and Swabhimaan staff presented their various interventions around Nutrition, Sanitation, Education, women's empowerment and employment - e.g. 'Pokshan Sakhi' a peer based frontline nutrition initiative was discussed.
Prof Nitya Rao gave a talk on TIGR2ESS current work and presented lessons from her previous LANSA project.

The meeting provided a solid platform for dialogue and identifying synergies on interlinked themes of FP6 and UNICEF work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP6 meeting with Executive Trustee of Mehar Baba Charitable Trust (MBCT), Punjab (India) 27 Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Meeting with Mr Thakur Singh Mejie, Executive Trustee of Mehar Baba Charitable Trust (MBCT), Punjab.
FP6 PDRAs Anuprita, Jaswinder and Sohail had a meeting with MBCT staff to discuss and identify tie-ups for FP6 fieldwork in Punjab.
The team also visited 'Phulkari Makers Bassi Pathana', a rural women enterprise supported by the trust and discussed future plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.mbtrust.org/index.html
 
Description FP6's Nitya Rao and Anuprita Shukla organised a Methodology Orientation Workshop, at MSSRF campus in Jeypore, Koraput, Odisha (India) 17th- 22nd Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact FP6's Nitya Rao and Anuprita Shukla organised Methodology Orientation Workshop, hosted at MSSRF campus in Jeypore, Koraput, Odisha from the 17th to 22nd Feb 2019.

Participants from all FP6 partners; Invited NGO partners from Pradan and Makaam and FP1 partners attended the workshop. Regional hosts included both Odisha partners KISS and NCDS. The workshop agenda included talks from various PIs and PDRAs, cross sharing and brainstorming participatory action research tools for FP6 data collection. Field visits were undertaken to pilot the tools. In addition, felicitation of Tribal agriculture activist Ms Kamala Pujari was conducted as part of the workshop. Ms Kamala Pujari has been recently awarded one of the highest Indian civilian awards of Padma Shree for preserving hundreds of local varieties of paddy and promoting organic farming.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FP6's Nitya Rao, Lara Allen, Lydia Smith and Anuprita Shukla were part of the Gender panel at the Book Launch of Juggernaut, Mayfair Convention Centre Bhubaneswar (India) 23Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact FP6's Nitya Rao, Lara Allen, Lydia Smith and Anuprita Shukla were part of the Gender panel at Book Launch of Juggernaut, 23rd Feb 19, Mayfair Convention Centre Bhubaneswar. Hon Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik and most senior officials and ministers attended the event. The team was able to introduce the key elements of FP6 goals and plans in terms of community well-being, a focus on equality, inclusion and innovation, as well as promoting bottom-up participatory processes of learning and knowledge sharing through data collection, analysis and intervention.

The event attracted attention from various news outlets and featured on Youtube.

URL: http://www.thetimesofodisha.com/odisha-breaking-news-book-launch-of-juggernaut-odisha-on-the-move-by-cm/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.odishanewsinsight.com/uncategorized/juggernaut-book-launch-by-naveen-patnaik/
 
Description Fostering Entrepreneurial and Innovation Activities - 9th Jan, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To promote innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities and identify key strategic areas and potential partners between Cambridge and India, to establish collaborations for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GCRF GROW Project Managers meeting, organised by COO Mrs Marla Fuchs, 18 July 2018, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The COO has also developed links with key allied programme administrators across the GCRF Grow Cohort and helped to organise and facilitate a cross GCRF workshop which was attended by nearly 30 Coordinators from across the country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GRDC visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Visit & talk for GRDC Australia visitors to NIAB: Craig Ruchs (Senior Regional Manager) and Stephen Loss (Manager Nutrition and Soils) "A trait-based understanding of wheat nitrogen response" 04/10/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Genetics & Breeding research overview 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Kristian Bennetsen & Griff Williams - to provide an overview of NIAB Genetics & Breeding research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Government-to-Government (G2G) contracts for India's pulses procurement: Ad-hoc bargaining, long-term contracting and supplier diversification 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gavirneni, N., 2018. "Government-to-Government (G2G) contracts for India's pulses procurement: Ad-hoc bargaining, long-term contracting and supplier diversification". Presented at: 22nd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium: Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies: implications for producers, consumers and society. Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 27-28.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Host eminent Crop Scientist from india 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invite M S S Swaminathan- one of the fathers of the green revolution in India, to present a formal open seminar to members of the TIGR2ESSconsortium and Food Security Strategic research initiative
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hugo Oliviera visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit of Hugo Oliviera from University of Manchester to discuss collaborative opportunities in wheat genetics and pre-breeding (20/4/18)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ICRISAT 100 Voices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Filming of ICRISAT 100 Voices video on "The Future of Genomics" covered in ICRISAT Happenings Newsletter (and published online)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.icrisat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/14-September-Happenings.pdf
 
Description ICRISAT Happenings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contribution to article: "India and UK researchers discuss approaches to improve agricultural nitrogen management" in ICRISAT Happenings Newsletter 14/09/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.icrisat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/14-September-Happenings.pdf
 
Description IWYP visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosting International Wheat Yield Partnership Programme Conference - visit to NIAB, including talks, glasshouse and field tour (80 international visitors) 12/6/19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Inter-FP workshop with Prof VijayRaghavan organised by CSAP on 27 November 2018, Cambridge (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inter-FP workshop organized by CSaP on November 27, 2018 where representatives of all FPs were present and shared updates of their FPs, future plans and interacted with Prof VijayRaghavan, principal scientific adviser, Government of India, to focus on Impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited seminar at a major international conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation gave a major overview of plant physiology and ecology in improving sustainable crop productivity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.europlantbiology2018.org/
 
Description JIC Open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact JIC Open Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with delegation from multinational corporation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Top level engagement with Multinational corporations such as Pepsico, Nestle, IKEA during which general advances in science have been pitched in the context of Global Food Security and with a view to building partnerships through the EIT Food KIC, and the Cambridge Centre for Crop Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
URL https://www.cambplants.group.cam.ac.uk/our-impact/3cs-cambridge-centre-for-crop-science
 
Description NNedPro 4th International Summit (organised by Co-I Professor Ray), 20th July 2018, Cambridge (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of FP6 concepts and activities at the NNedPro 4th International Summit (organised by Co-I Professor Ray) by Professor Rao, Dr Smith and Dr Fennell, on 20th July at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.nnedpro.org.uk/international-summit/4594218448
 
Description Networking event for University of Cambridge PhD students and Postdocs interested in collaborating with the food industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Participants had the opportunity to meet and hear from agri-tech and food industry representatives, and discuss possibilities for:
- research collaborations
- internships
- future careers.
**Confirmed** companies attending include:

PepsiCo

Nestle

Britvic

Koppert

Buhler

Hummingbird Technologies

Maspex

Map of Agriculture

DowDupont

ADAS

AMT Fruit

Bayer Crop Science

Entomics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/events/foodfutures2
 
Description Nutrition Kitchens event organised by NNedPro (Professor Ray) 22nd-23rd August 2018 (Kolkata, India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nutrition Kitchens event at Kolkata organised by NNedPro (Professor Ray) 22nd-23rd August 2018 and attended by Professor Ray and the new FP6 UEA PDRA (Dr. Shukla).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2018
URL https://nnedproblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/cn-september-article.pdf
 
Description Open Day and School visits hosted for Biological and Plant Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School visits, in association with Clare College and/of the University Open Days and Dept of Plant Sciences, included a Biological Sciences Taster Day, three full open days (July/September and hosting individual year groups (year 8/9, 10/11 or 12) to talk about plant processes and food security, impact of climate change, as well as admissions procedures
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
URL http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/Information-for-Schools/
 
Description Oral presentation by Dr Gitanjali Yadav at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology Florence (Italy) 6th July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Initial findings presented from the significant progress in identifying the genetic diversity and molecular regulation of photosynthetic components which enhance photosynthetic activity in model algal Chlamydomonas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.sebiology.org/events/event/seb-florence-2018
 
Description Outreach for School Children - FP2 - 15th Nov, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 50 children aged 11-15 attended the science camp, learnt to make and use microscopes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participate in broadcast on local national and international radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact participation in interviews and live broadcasts to promote plant and crop sciences to the wider community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for International Development. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for International Development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Policy workshop: Monitoring the global food system: building trust and resilience for UK citizens and consumers. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A CSaP (Centre for Science and Policy ) workshop funded through the Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre (co-Chair H Griffiths) which raised key questions regarding resilience in the food system and how policy should be developed to cope with future challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/events/past/?category=1
 
Description Presentation at 200th Anniversary of the National Herbarium of Trinidad, attended by President of Trinidad and Tobago and University of West Indies senior administrators and staff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited seminar to demonstrate the importance of collections such as Herbaria to support fundamental crop science and ecological research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Prof Howard Griffiths and Cambridge Pro Vice Chancellor delegation meeting with delegates from India Government 17-18 Sept 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting between Prof Griffiths, the Cambridge Pro Vice Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, delegates from the India Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and he India Department of Biotechnology (DBT), delegates from UKRI and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to discuss future collaborations and TIGR2ESS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Prof Howard Griffiths chaired the launch of the Cambridge India Research Foundation (CIRF), 9 Jan 2019 - Delhi (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop with International Keynote speakers, including:

Professor Andy Neely, University of Cambridge Pro-Vice Chancellor for Business and Enterprise
Nirankar Saxena, Deputy Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
Dr Marish Diwan, SPED, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)



Potential partnerships with NITI Aayog on Smart Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence and Innovation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Professor A. Hemantaranjan visit to the Department of Plant Sciences and NIAB, 21st Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor A. Hemantaranjan from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) met with Dr Alison Bentley (NIAB) and Prof Howard Griffiths (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge) to discuss India-UK projects, including CINTRIN and TIGR2ESS.

Dr. A. Hemantaranjan is University Professor of Plant Physiology and Formerly Head, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi with Research Specialisation in Physiology of Abiotic Stress & Micronutrient Physiology in Crop Plants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Professor MS Swaminathan Research Seminar in Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact FP1/6 Co-Lead, Prof Nitya Rao, University of East Anglia (UEA), arranged for Prof MS Swaminathan to deliver a seminar on the origins and need for an Evergreen Revolution for India, held at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, 11th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.fitz.cam.ac.uk/events/cambridge-and-beyond-green-evergreen-revolution
 
Description Rachel Lambert, Senior Livelihoods Adviser, Agriculture Research DFID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Rachel Lambert, Senior Livelihoods Adviser, Agriculture Research DFID
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Remote Area Lectures in Rural Indian Villages - FP2 - Sept, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Gitanjali Yadav of FP2 engaged with rural communities in Haryana, India to discuss different aspects of the programme and how it is helping in improve farmer livelihoods hrough sustainable agricultural practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar on food security, Shanghai, China: Food security,  nutrition and health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Food security occurs when all people are able to access enough safe and nutritious food to meet their requirements for a healthy life, in ways the planet can sustain into the future".
Crop Science and Food security: there is a productivity, waste and distribution "trilemma"
How should we link the technologies for crop production and distribution to environmental resilience and consumer health and nutrition?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Smart Agriculture Conclave 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at Smart Agriculture Conclave, New Delhi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/international/offices/india/indianews/310817i/
 
Description Speaker at the PEPg workshop (Lisbon) 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Plant Environmental Physiology Group (PEPG) is a special interest group of the Society for Experimental Biology and the British Ecological Society The Workshop provided a unique opportunity for MSc, PhD students and early career researchers to gain hands-on experience and training in plant ecophysiology techniques from leading scientists and manufacturers. There were 65 student from all around the world. The practical sessions stimulated research discussion and approaches. A poster session also provided the students with the opportunity to interact with established scientist and ask questions of their own research and approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sites.google.com/prod/view/pepg-workshop/Home?authuser=0
 
Description Subcontracted Photographer Toby Smith conducted a PhotoVoice workshop as part of the FP6 Methodology workshop in Koraput, 17 - 22nd Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PhotoVoice workshop: Toby Smith conducted a PhotoVoice workshop as part of the FP6 Methodology workshop in Koraput, 17 to 22nd Feb 2019. Workshop participants also got a hands-on experience and tried the PhotoVoice method in field in Odisha.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://photovoice.org/
 
Description TIGR2ESS Facebook page reached 119 followers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Following the recent workshops and activities, the TIGR2ESS Facebook account reached 119 followers across the UK and India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/tigr2ess/
 
Description TIGR2ESS Flagship Project 5 Workshop: Cambridge, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 1st Flagship Project 5 (FP5) Workshop, 1st-2nd October 2018 in Cambridge, provided the opportunity to every FP5 internal partner to present their current status of research along with a robust plan and timelines to contribute towards each activity described in the FP5's Motioning and Assessment Matrix. The invited external partners assisted in promoting the necessary interdisciplinary collaboration in order to holistically tackle agricultural supply network operations and natural resources appropriation challenges in India. The resulting synergies with invited external partners were poised to unleash innovative potential that has been probably dormant due to the traditional myopic, isolated, approaches encountered both in academia and in practice. External invitees included recognised academics from the United States, from recognised institutions, who presented novel ideas to include in the FP5 research agenda.
The outcome of the Workshop was an integrated outline of a ready-to-apply toolkit for conducting comprehensive analysis of sustainable food supply chains under natural resources' scarcity. In detail, the Workshop set out collaborations quantifiable in terms of:
- An initial/prototype modelling approach development and showcase.
- At least 5 working papers with invited external partners.
- Identification of data sources.
- A draft version of User-Technology Adoption Matrix for the Punjab State.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TIGR2ESS Flagship Project 5 Workshop: Punjab, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The 2nd Flagship Project (FP5) Workshop, 11th-16th April 2019 in IIT Ropar, Punjab, India aims to to catalyse synergies among academics and business actors in India and to engage with Punjab State officials to inform sustainable agri-strategies in the State. The strategic aim is to ensure the sustainability of TIGR2ESS's operations and impact even after the end of the project.
Firstly, the workshop will provide the opportunity to FP5 internal partners to present their current status of research, based on the 15 articulated projects identified as essential within FP5, along with a robust plan and timelines to contribute towards each activity described in the FP5's Motioning and Assessment Matrix. All the FP5 internal partners will discuss the progress of their proposed projects under the goals of FP5. The aim is to provide feedback, understand local needs and identify data needs/sources for generating pragmatic results with actual societal impact.
Secondly, the invited external partners from both academia and agricultural/industrial organizations will assist in promoting the necessary interdisciplinary collaboration in order to holistically tackle challenges related: (i) agricultural supply network operations in India; and (ii) natural resources' appropriation in the Indian food sector. The resulting synergies with invited external partners are poised to unleash innovative potential that has been probably dormant due to the traditional myopic, isolated, approaches encountered both in academia and in practice.
Thirdly, engagement with policy-makers aims to disseminate the value of TIGR2ESS's activities for Indian agriculture and establish communication channels with Punjab agri-strategy officials. Developing awareness about TIGR2ESS at the policy-makers level is deemed essential for ensuring support to TIGR2ESS activities and possible access to agri-sector stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description TIGR2ESS Twitter account reached 364 followers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following the workshops and activities in early 2019, the TIGR2ESS Twitter account reached 350 followers across the UK and India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://twitter.com/TIGR2ESS
 
Description UK Programme Manager was interviewed for a Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Unconscious Bias Training for researchers in India - FP2 - 4th Jan, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CIRF India Launch: Equality, Diversity & Unconscious Bias: A Half Day Forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Use of R in Biology - FP2/FP3, 24th Feb - 1st March, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hands-on modules for use of 'R' for biological data analysis and advanced crop genomics, as well as exploring different techniques for data mining from scientific literature.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description VJC workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at joint Nitrogen VJC meeting @ICRISAT, Hyderabad. Presentation of CINTRIN outcomes (30/8/18)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from Renuka Divan from BioPrime AgriSolutions to Prof Griffiths and the Judge Business School at University of Cambridge, 18 July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit from Renuka Divan from BioPrime AgriSolutions to Prof Griffiths and the Judge Business School at University of Cambridge, 18 July 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit of MS Swminathan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at TIGR2ESS meeting and lecture of MS Swaminathan "Towards an Evergreen Revolution" 11/5/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit to University of Lincoln to hold workshop on motivation and funding opportunities in the food security arena 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Response to an invitation by a Pro Vice Chancellor to discuss funding engagement, motivation and raising aspirations to develop external research opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop and formal Launch of TIGR2ESS programme in New Delhi, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop identified extension beyond the existing scope of funding awarded through the GCRF programme, including additional government agencies in India, as well as representatives from DFID and RCUK offices in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.vertiver.com/tigr2ess/
 
Description Workshop by Sonam Wanchuk on Water Scarcity, organised by Co-I Dr Gitanjali Yadav, 6 April 2018 (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Workshop by Sonam Wanchuk at NIPGR organised by Dr. Gitanjali Yadav in collaboration with the DST.
"An initiative to solve the water crisis in Ladakh valley; Innovation @ the interface of Art,Technology and Harmony". Attended by 400 students, Teachers and female regional representatives, and co-ordinated by Co-I Gitanjali Yadav at NIPGR, Delhi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description meet with representatives of eminent society or government ministry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meet CSaP visiting Policy Fellow from Royal Society and BEIS and discuss food security issues in relation to global food security and engagement with the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019