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Speaker, Kyle Davis

Seminar

Measuring the Sustainability of Food Production Systems: Exploring the Solution Space
Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series Sustainable food systems aim to provide sufficient and nutritious food, while maximizing climate resilience and minimizing environmental impacts. Yet historical practices, notably the...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Development
Speaker, Dr. Shannon Monnat

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series The U.S. rural mortality penalty is wide and growing. This talk will present an overview of trends in rural and urban mortality rates since 1990, identify where rates have increased...
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Global Development
  • Development
Speaker, Barbara Botos

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series We are in a race against time. We are losing. We live in a world of the triple planetary crisis (environmental pollution, biodiversity loss, climate crisis), which has been exacerbated...
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  • Global Development
  • Development

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Breeders from the Instituto Nacional de Innovación y Transferencia en Tecnología Agropecuaria and local farmers review sorghum crop in Costa Rica.

News

International partnership aims to improve sorghum breeding

A partnership from the Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement seeks to improve sorghum breeding in Senegal and Costa Rica.

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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News

CIMMYT and Cornell University are offering an innovative online course to empower global scientists with the most advanced training in wheat improvement.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
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News

Plant-based alternatives to beef will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, but they could disrupt the agricultural workforce, threatening more than 1.5 million industry jobs.

  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
Ronnie Coffman

News

Ronnie Coffman, a pathbreaking plant breeder and scientific leader who for five decades has confronted issues of famine and food insecurity in some of the poorest and most remote places in the world, will become professor emeritus on August 16.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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News

Adjusting the sowing dates for wheat in eastern India will increase untapped potential production by 69%, new research shows, helping to ensure food security and farm profitability as the planet warms.

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section

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Two women engage in research in Xinjiang, China

Field Note

Welcome to Global Development: Ding Fei
Meet Ding Fei, a new senior research associate and lecturer in the Department of Global Development. As a development and economic geographer with a regional focus in East Asia and Africa, Fei studies the political economy of development, global...
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  • Global Development
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Field Note

Meet Aubryn Sidle, Ph.D. ’22, a new lecturer in the Department of Global Development. A former NGO executive focused on girls’ empowerment in East and Southern Africa, Aubryn has deep experience in program design, policy and evaluation centered...
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  • Global Development
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Field Note

Each year, mid-career professionals from around the world come to Cornell as part of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, building on their skills as leaders in public service within agriculture, rural development and natural resources...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
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Field Note

Each year, mid-career professionals from around the world come to Cornell as part of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, building on their skills as leaders in public service within agriculture, rural development and natural resources...
  • Department of Global Development
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Field Note

Meet Nasra Ismail ’22, an undergraduate in Global Development with a commitment to develop critical health solutions for underserved communities globally. As an intern with the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition