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New research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) sheds light on the patterns of obesity within India, underscoring the need for policies and programs that consider the factors driving obesity rates within...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
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NextGen Cassava project director Chiedozie Egesi was announced as the 2021 Achiever in Agriculture Award for his work creating a platform to deliver resilient food systems in Nigeria.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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A new Cornell engaged learning course, co-sponsored by the Rural Schools Association of New York State, aims to help under-resourced schools identify critical funding needs, then seek grant funds to support programming.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Development
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This year the BGRI will host a virtual conference October 6-8 with the theme “Global Resilience: Science, Pandemics, and the Future of Wheat.” The 2021 BGRI Virtual Technical Workshop will explore how nearly two decades of monitoring and responding to wheat rust epidemics can provide lessons for other global disease outbreaks such as COVID-19. Keynote speakers will draw attention to how we can apply the lessons learned from wheat research and epidemic response to other pandemic diseases facing today’s world.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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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