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Diversification can curb farm waste fires
A trio of Tata-Cornell Initiative researchers writing in The Print argued that the farm waste fires contributing to dangerously high air pollution in North India can best be addressed by incentivizing farmers in the region to grow less rice.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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At the Central American and Caribbean Crop Improvement Alliance (CACCIA), scientists are dedicated to building a food-secure future for the region. CACCIA — one of four centers of innovation through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, people worldwide have dealt with an infodemic – a flood of ever-evolving information and misinformation about the virus, causing confusion and mistrust. New Cornell research finds that in remote parts of Bangladesh with little internet access, people have relied on local experts, spiritual views and their sense of social justice to evaluate new coronavirus information.
  • Environment
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition
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The Ronny Adhikarya Niche Award (RANA) provides $10,000 in funding to either a doctoral or master of professional studies (MPS) student in the Department of Global Development. The competitive prize will be given to a student interested in...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Meet Ndunge Kiiti, PhD '02, adjunct associate professor in Global Development. With expertise in communication, education, health and entrepreneurship, she brings more than 30 years of experience in international development. Her recent work...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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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