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As Cornell employees and students work together in lifelong learning partnerships with the Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP), a wealth of accomplishments and comradery builds up over the semester. Traditionally, this treasure...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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The ILCI-Caribbean-Atlantic Seed Systems Initiative (CASSi) — led by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement (ILCI), in partnership with Seed Systems Group, Quisqueya University in Haiti and Institut Sénégalais de Recherches...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Field Note

It can be a cumbersome process for projects to collect and report performance metrics to donors only to see the data disappear into a black box of reporting systems. So, then we ask: how can project members, especially local partners, make...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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The NIH on Jan. 20 announced the Division of Nutritional Sciences and RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, will co-lead a new center that coordinates research for the NIH’s Nutrition for Precision Health study. Part of the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food
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Ukaejiofo, who earned his Master of Professional Studies in Global Development at Cornell, is among 284 scientists and engineers who will spend a year serving professionally in federal agencies and congressional offices as a Science & Technology...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Cowpea breeders across Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania, with the support of the Feed the Future Innovation for Crop Improvement, are making it possible to expand breeding operations in less time by making more efficient use of water.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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From teaching food science at the Ithaca Farmers Market to researching how youth feel about their race and ethnicity, this year’s Engaged Faculty Fellows are demonstrating the range of work that’s possible through community-engaged learning and research. The 2021-22 cohorts include 15 faculty from eight Cornell schools and colleges.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Microbiology
Prabhu Pingali

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The committee comprises more than a dozen Indian government officials, researchers, and academics. It will provide guidance to the Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) of the Niti Aayog (Planning Commission) as it evaluates food...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
  • Global Development
Prabhu Pingali

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“The rapid global spread of zoonotic diseases has become a major human health concern and a disruptor of food systems and rural livelihoods,” Pingali said in his speech. “COVID-19 has focused global attention on the nexus between food, health...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
  • Global Development
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Sorghum growers across Africa’s dry-land regions face a common, relentless foe — striga. This parasitic plant attacks the root of millets like sorghum, devastating the plant’s yield and endangering food security for rural communities which...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Field Note

This past spring, undergraduate students at SUNY Morrisville in Dr. Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins’ Soil Fertility course connected classroom knowledge about soil health and sustainability with actual farm assessments. They utilized the Nutrient Mass...
  • Animal Science
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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A new advanced course from GREAT deepened skills and theory in gender-responsive agricultural research to contribute to resilient food and agricultural systems.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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The Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership is funded by a five-year $10 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Combining the strengths of Cornell University and the World Food Prize, the New York Youth Institute prepares next-generation leaders in global development, agriculture, nutrition and technology. The program empowers students to research issues...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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A Cornell program is playing a key role in a project to make rice more resilient to climate change and increase production in West Africa, thanks to a four-year, $14 million grant from the Adaptation Fund.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Climate
From left, Tamana Ahmadi, Sepehera Azami, Diana Ayubi and Simah Sahnosh walk outside Uris Hall.

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The nine undergrads will be arriving on campus through December, thanks to robust international and cross-campus collaborations. Cornell has pledged support until they graduate.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Mario Herrero and Johannes Lehmann each made the 2021 list of most influential scientists.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Climate scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan, who first discovered in the 1970s the climate-altering impacts of certain carbon chemicals in the atmosphere and who has been a driving force to enact policies to curb global warming for four decades, is joining Cornell’s Department of Global Development.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate
  • Global Development

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Cally Arthur, Sue Barry, Diane Munn and Denise Percey each retired in fall 2021 after decades of dedicated careers in service to Cornell students, faculty and projects.

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development