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Earth Day forum: Barrett maps food systems past mid-century
“We’re looking expressly beyond the Sustainable Development Goal horizon of 2030,” said Barrett, the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management in Cornell’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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Global food systems expert joins Cornell to drive collaborations
Herrero will be a professor of sustainable food systems and global change in the Department of Global Development, and he has been appointed to a five-year term as a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences. Herrero...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Cornell experts advocate for ag diversity, food security
“They’re highly experienced, have managed large farms, have all sorts of skills, and most plan to spend a lifetime in agriculture,” Anu Rangarajan, director of the Cornell Small Farms Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Report guides food, ag entrepreneurs; $1M contest opens
The report, titled A Call for Innovation: New York’s Agrifood System, seeks to foster regionalization and diversity in these industries by offering evidence-based recommendations and guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs in agriculture, food...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
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Grape genetics research reveals what makes the perfect flower
When today’s growers cultivate new varieties — trying to produce better tasting and more disease-resistant grapes — it takes 2-4 years for breeders to learn if they have the genetic ingredients for the perfect flower. Females set fruit, but...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Startup’s sustainable tech takes food farther
But the high cost of cold storage had become “a pinching point.” To ship $2,000 worth of potatoes to Dubai in a refrigerated container in the summer, he’d pay $3,000 – losing $1,000 in profits before the product even got to the buyer. But to...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Vegetables
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Tanzanian farmers boost diets with sustainable methods
The farmers experimented with practices introduced to them by Malawian farmers and Tanzanian and American scientists, decided which ones to incorporate within their own farms, and met monthly to share experiences and problem-solve. The three...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture