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Research & Impact

Jillian Goldfarb stands in her lab

Field Note

Jillian Goldfarb: Reflections on research and teaching during the pandemic
Her research focuses on the sustainable conversion of biomass to biofuels. Goldfarb joined the Cornell CALS faculty in fall 2018. Here, she reflects on her experience conducting research and teaching since the pandemic began in March. Pre...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Biology
  • Environment
Farmers harvest rice

Spotlight

Farmers’ organizations can reduce poverty and promote sustainability
For more than a century, farmers’ organizations have assisted agricultural producers in accessing credit, negotiating for needed inputs, and ensuring a higher price for farm goods. In the face of climate change, these organizations may also be...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Plants
A woman harvests in a valley

Spotlight

Ceres2030 project aims to help smallholder farmers cope with climate change
In academic publishing, one measurement of a work’s importance is how many other academics have cited it. This long-standing system has the benefit of simplicity and helping to form a common knowledge base. But especially for those working to...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
Looking down on fields and a stream

Spotlight

To make agriculture sustainable, governments must prioritize policy
The rich biodiversity of the Ecuadorian cloud forests has fascinated naturalists and tourists for generations, which is why the region has also served as a laboratory for an array of conservation programs and policies. Protecting ecosystems...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Plants
Two cows standing in a barn

Spotlight

Livestock are integral to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers
Most of us have heard the statistics about how livestock are bad for the climate and the environment: within agriculture, livestock production is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions; over-grazing can harm wildlife habitats and reduce...
  • Animal Science
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

News & Events

Four people hand out carrots and other produce

News

Miller Ham ’88 Makes a Splash in the Supermarket Industry
What started as a job that Ham envisioned lasting a few years until she figured out what her "real career" would be has transformed into a fulfilling 32-year career. After getting her foot in the door with Hannaford, Ham has worked for the same...
  • Food
  • Applied Economics
a blue pond surrounded by green trees and a blue sky

News

Psychological ownership improves care of public parks, lakes
One type of kayaker turned out to be five times more likely than another to pick up a stray flip flop or water bottle – items researchers had planted so each person would pass one regardless of their route. What was the difference? Before they...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Behavior
  • Environment