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Capitalizing on time in the race to breed inclusive, resilient crops
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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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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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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Events

The Work of Economics  How a Discipline Makes its World A Conversation With Timothy Mitchell  KAUSHIK BASU

Webinar

The Work of Economics: How a Discipline Makes its World
A Conversation with Timothy Mitchell and Kaushik Basu. KAUSHIK BASU is Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. He was Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank from 2012...
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Book cover of "In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight against Industrial Agribusiness in California" by Daniel O'Connell and Scott Peters

Seminar

Polson Institute for Global Development Seminar In the Struggle, a new book co-authored by Daniel J. O’Connell PhD '11 and Professor Scott J. Peters, traces an historical arc of activist scholars in California who fought not only against...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
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Exhibit

Join us as undergraduates in the Department of Global Development present on their research focused on agriculture and rural development! The poster showcase will highlight experiences from the following students: Engaged learning: Students...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Lund Fellows
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Seminar

Fall 2021 SIPS Plant Breeding and Genetics Weekly Section Seminars Abstract This session will provide participants who have an interest in increasing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and math) diversity through the...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • school of integrative plant science
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Seminar

Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Sociology Seminar abstract In the global imaginary of climate change, Bangladesh holds a prominent position. Frequently described...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development