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Study tracks food’s value from farm to plate globally
A team of researchers, led by Dyson professors Chris Barrett and Miguel Gómez, has developed the “Global Food Dollar” method, which distributes the consumer’s net purchasing dollar across all farm and post-farmgate activities.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
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Stansbury, a Democrat and New Mexico state representative, was elected to New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, which includes the city of Albuquerque. The seat had previously been held by Deb Haaland, who now is serving as the U.S. secretary...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate
  • Global Development

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Young trained as an anthropologist at a time when applied international work was first emerging after World War II. At Cornell he pushed forward new sociological concepts and comparative research designs to better understand rural communities...

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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The 2021 International Conference on Community-Based Service-Learning in Borneo brings together students, faculty and community partners on June 14-15 to reflect on the process and experience of service-learning partnerships and community-based...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Global Development
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As COVID-19 bore down on New York state, the Cornell Farmworker Program used mobile phone technology to provide rapid guidance and clear health information in multiple languages to the state’s farmworkers. Now, new federal funding will expand the program and further integrate the initiative with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE).
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Webinar

13 Leaders: Stories of Community Building for Systemic Change Book Launch Panel
Join community organizers, educators, and changemakers in an hour-long roundtable conversation. Hear from the people behind 13 Leaders: Stories of Community Building for Systemic Change, a book which includes snapshots of the stories of thirteen...
  • Global Development
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Seminar

Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series: Spring 2021 Ecuador’s Choco cloud forest, located on the north western foothills of the Andean Mountains, is one of the most biodiverse areas in the country, particularly in birds...
  • Global Development
  • sustainability
  • Environment & Natural Resources
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Seminar

Keynote address with author Dr. Monica White, associate professor of Environmental Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison In the late 1960s, internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the...
  • Global Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Department of Global Development
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Webinar

Our changing climate poses great challenges for humanity around the world: extreme weather events, sea level rise, flooding, drought, wildfires and more. How are countries in areas most affected by climate change responding to these and other...
  • Plants
  • Climate Change
  • Global Development
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Seminar

Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series: Spring 2021 One hundred million smallholder farmers in India and 500M across the world face a number of challenges toward achieving food and income security, which are increasingly...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development