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Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement workshop welcomes global scientists
  • Plants
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Emerson Hall at Cornell CALS buzzed with anticipation as eager students and faculty gathered to gain valuable insights into the complex relationship between development and the environment. This enlightening presentation was delivered by four...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Environment
  • Global Development
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Hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa, global development professionals and foreign governments gathered for bilateral meetings and main stage sessions. Conversations focused on conflict resilience in the food system...
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Gretchen Hanson , MPS ‘23 came to Cornell hoping to build on her international development implementation experience in agriculture and education. When the opportunity arose to spend a summer in Ghana, she did just that. With support from the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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The Polson Institute for Global Development welcomed urban geographer Nik Heynen as its inaugural Distinguished Speaker in the Fall 2023 semester. A Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Unpacking Uneven Findings on Environmental Inequity
Social scientists have done extensive work to understand patterns of distributional environmental injustice—the unequal exposure of different human groups to environmental hazards. Yet the extent and nature of these inequalities differ across...
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • global development
  • Global Development
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement Global Poster Showcase

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Location: Mann Library 102 Date and Time: Thursday, October 12 from 3-5 p.m. You are invited to a poster session featuring researchers from across the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement's network of Centers of Innovation. Hear...
  • school of integrative plant science
  • Plants
  • Department of Global Development
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Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2023 Seminar Series Abstract The paradox of food security in the Indian subcontinent is of massive expansion in the production of food grain resulting in large food stocks of almost 60 million tonnes, on...
  • Global Development
  • Agriculture & Food Systems
  • Agriculture
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Seminar in Critical Development Studies co-hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Studies Abstract: Every Ghanaian government administration over the past four decades has made substantial investments with the...
  • Global Development
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Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development, the Polson Institute for Global Development, the Department of City and Regional Planning, and the Graduate Field of Development Studies Abstract: The millennial city...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development