After a long 22 hour journey, our team comprising of 26 members (Faculty + Staff + Students) from Cornell reached Cochin airport yesterday Jan 4, 19 around 10 AM. The group was amazed at the facilities /infrastructure of Cochin airport. One of our members did not get his bags so after the necessary paperwork everyone was met by the big smiles of Sathguru folks (Hema and Pradeep) who escorted us to the bus. We did a quick check in had lunch and all the 3 groups were off to their respective field trips. The sunshine and the walk in the fields kept us all awake. In the evening we had orientation and a great lecture on India's advances and future challenges in meeting its food needs for the next century by Vijay from Sathguru.
We are encouraging students at CU and India end to regularly post their blog on this site by adding their daily impressions on the visits plus some good pictures so that you all can get an idea of our daily activities.
Best wishes for the new year