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Prabhu Pingali

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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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Workshop

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The Cornell University Soil Health program will offer a virtual advanced soil health course for practitioners, educators, and students worldwide December 5-14, 2021. This advanced soil health course offering is comprehensively designed as an...
  • Soil
  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources
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Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Fall 2021 Dr. Sara Boettiger will discuss lessons learned about past agricultural transformations in LMICs that drove mass poverty reduction, improvements in food security, and agriculture-led...
  • 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 There is growing agreement on the urgent need to transform global and local food systems to be healthier, more affordable, and less damaging to the environment. How to get there is the...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • school of integrative plant science