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Max Gomera

Seminar

COVID-19, development and environment: New social contracts for the economic recovery process
Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series COVID-19 has challenged existing frameworks on economic development and the role of public policy in transforming societies. Few development experts imagined the depth and breadth of the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • school of integrative plant science
  • Dyson School
David Kay

Seminar

Large-scale renewable energy in New York: issues of governance, community participation, and benefit sharing
Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series David Kay, senior extension associate in Cornell's Department of Global Development, explores issues of governance, community participation, and benefit sharing. About the seminar series...
  • Community and Economic Vitality
  • community development
  • Department of Global Development
Ed Mabaya

Seminar

Getting Improved Seed to Smallholder Farmers: Findings from The African Seed Access Index
Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series Timely availability of improved seeds at affordable prices is critical to increased productivity by smallholder farmers in Africa. Improved seeds can deliver state of the art technology to...
  • Global Development
  • Economics
  • Plants

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Max Gomera

Seminar

COVID-19, development and environment: New social contracts for the economic recovery process
Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series COVID-19 has challenged existing frameworks on economic development and the role of public policy in transforming societies. Few development experts imagined the depth and breadth of the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • school of integrative plant science
  • Dyson School
A group poses in a field in Africa

News

Scientists convene research showcase on gender responsive crop breeding
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) will host its first virtual Symposium on Gender Responsive Crop Breeding: Community Research Showcase. The live event will be accessible by...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
Crates full of apples outside in autumn sunshine

News

$4.8M grant helps optimize apple yields with digital ag
A Cornell-led, multi-institution team of plant scientists, university and private-sector engineers, economists and outreach agents seeks to use computer vision, automation and robotics to optimize per-tree apple production, which is currently a...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Soybeans in a field

News

$2M grant supports more sustainable path for organic farmers
In New York state, these issues threaten the ability to remain the national leader in the production of certified organic field crops – a market that yielded 166,543 acres of harvested crops and more than $46 million in sales in 2019 according...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
Five students and one teacher sitting on a rock next to the ocean and looking at a starfish

News

Cornell Atkinson: a decade of collaborative sustainability
Atkinson, a successful financier and CALS graduate, had just been selected to join CALS’ Advisory Council. At the time, an explosion of new research made it “inevitable,” Atkinson said, that Cornell would need to respond to climate change, and...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment

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Our students and experts reflect on their personal experiences in engaged learning, research and outreach.

Max Gomera

Seminar

COVID-19, development and environment: New social contracts for the economic recovery process
Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series COVID-19 has challenged existing frameworks on economic development and the role of public policy in transforming societies. Few development experts imagined the depth and breadth of the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • school of integrative plant science
  • Dyson School
David Brown stands with group at a presentation

Field Note

Supporting rural communities with evidence-based knowledge
The growth and change of communities captured my interest from a very early age. For most of my youth, I envisioned a career in urban planning. So, it may seem ironic that my career path has been comprised of research, teaching and outreach...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Soccer team in Tanzania

Field Note

Max Wohlgemuth: Aspirations for more resilient and food secure communities
Hometown: Columbus, Nebraska College attended and major: University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Bachelor of Journalism with a minor in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. Peace Corps dates: October 2012 - April 2016 What are the big challenges you...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Woman works in field

Field Note

Sage Grasso-Monroe: A journey to alleviate malnutrition through agriculture
Hometown: Queensbury, New York College attended and major: University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Bachelor of Science in Public Health Peace Corps dates: January 2018 - March 2020 What are the big challenges you want to tackle in the world? The...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Tess Pendergrast

Field Note

Tess Pendergrast: Welcome to Global Development
Get to know Tess Academic focus: I am a sociologist who studies social inequality. Specifically, I research the disproportionate environmental and health-related burdens low-income and nonwhite groups in the United States face. I’ve also been...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development