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Field Note

From community-based organizing to the U.S. Congress
Melanie Stansbury, M.S. ’07 arrived at Cornell in 2006 searching for new tools and knowledge to make a difference in her hometown community in Albuquerque. Backed by new insights into the theory and practice of community sociology, she returned...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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News

A new resource at the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) for Agriculture and Nutrition’s Center of Excellence in New Delhi will help empower India’s 125 million smallholder farms to take advantage of growing opportunities in the agricultural sector.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
A man and a woman stand in a field of wheat, examining the growing plants

Spotlight

When Norman Borlaug said, “Rust never sleeps,” he was warning of the emergence of a highly virulent stem rust pathogen that threated wheat crops around the world. First identified in the wheat fields of Uganda, the fungal pathogen known as Ug99...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
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News

Eleven development scholars and practitioners will address some of the world’s most urgent challenges — from racial and gender inequalities to climate change and resilient food security — in a new seminar series confronting perceptions about...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
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Field Note

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Events

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Seminar

Bayer's efforts to reach 100 million smallholder farmers
Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Fall 2021 About the speaker Dr. Sara Boettiger serves as Head of Global Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability for the Crop Science division of Bayer. In this role, she is a member of the Crop...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture & Food Systems
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Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Fall 2021 About the speaker Born and raised in New Mexico, Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury leads with determination and compassion. She has dedicated her career to finding solutions to water...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
Jan Low

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Fall 2021 About the presenter Jan Low is a principal scientist with the International Potato Center (CIP), based in Nairobi, Kenya. During the past decade, she managed the Sweetpotato Action for...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • school of integrative plant science
A person giving another person a vaccination indoors

Webinar

English webinar Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 4:30 PM (ET) The Cornell Farmworker Program and the Finger Lakes Community Health clinic co-sponsor two free webinars (one in English and another in Spanish) with Dr. José Canario, and Ellen Hey, NP. We...
  • Global Development
  • agriculture
  • Cornell Farmworker Program
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Webinar

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