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New study highlights global food production data challenges
The findings The study identifies stark discrepancies in food production data worldwide, notably within livestock, fisheries, and aquaculture sectors. These sectors experience pronounced data gaps, especially at national and local levels, due to...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Field Note

In the wake of Nigeria's devastating 2022 floods, Mercy Awazi Abutsa, MPS ’24 , a dedicated advocate for climate action and rural development, found renewed purpose. Inspired by the urgent need to address climate change alongside existing...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Andrew Reid Bell will join the Department of Global Development at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as the inaugural Schleifer Family Professor of Sustainability, effective July 1, 2024. Bell's research identifies...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Master of Landscape Architecture student Kate Chesebrough spent six weeks this summer working as an urban forestry research fellow with the Center for International Forestry and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya. The fellowship...
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
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Field Note

Meet Jeff Kang’acha ‘24, a global development student with a deep-rooted commitment to making a positive impact on food systems and digital agriculture. As a fourth-generation smallholder farmer from Central Kenya, Jeff's passion lies in...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Digital Agriculture
  • Global Development
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The Migration-Development Regime: How Class Shapes Indian Emigration
Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2024 Seminar Series Abstract How can we explain the causes and effects of global migration from the perspective of sending states and migrants themselves? Rina Agarwala will present on her book The...
  • global development
  • Global Development
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Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2024 Seminar Series About the speaker Dr. Bobby J. Smith II is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of Food Power Politics...
  • global development
  • Global Development
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Changing What It Means to Work on the Land: Agroecology and Agrarian Change in Malawi Ph.D. Candidate: Sidney Madsen Student Bio : Sidney received her B.S. in 2013 from Cornell University in Biology and Society and International Agriculture and...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2024 Seminar Series About the speakers Charles Midega, Poverty and Health Integrated Solutions (Kenya) Jesus Orozco, Zamarano University (Honduras) Perspectives in Global Development The Perspectives in...
  • global development
  • Global Development
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Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2024 Seminar Series About the speaker Kurt Waldman is an assistant professor in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. He studies judgment and decision making related to...
  • global development
  • Global Development