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Kola Masha

Seminar

How farming can employ Africa's young workforce and help build peace: Lessons from Babban Gona
Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Spring 2022 Everyone deserves the opportunity to prosper, free from poverty, and ensuing violence. Yet in West Africa, a downward spiral of increased violence is destabilizing local economies...
  • global development
  • Department of Global Development
Uma Lele

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Spring 2022 The Sustainable Development Goals are off track. The prospects of the SDGs being realized by 2030 are bleak. The rapid pace of consistent decline in poverty and hunger until 2015 had...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Fernando Reimer

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Spring 2022 About the speaker Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of...
  • COVID-19
  • global development
  • Department of Global Development

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News

Seven faculty members elected AAAS fellows
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
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News

Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on Wednesday, January 26. Pingali was honored “for distinguished...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Two men study papers

News

As Cornell employees and students work together in lifelong learning partnerships with the Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP), a wealth of accomplishments and comradery builds up over the semester. Traditionally, this treasure...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Field of sorghum in Haiti

News

The ILCI-Caribbean-Atlantic Seed Systems Initiative (CASSi) — led by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement (ILCI), in partnership with Seed Systems Group, Quisqueya University in Haiti and Institut Sénégalais de Recherches...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Martha Van Rensselaer Hall

News

The NIH on Jan. 20 announced the Division of Nutritional Sciences and RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, will co-lead a new center that coordinates research for the NIH’s Nutrition for Precision Health study. Part of the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food

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Field Note

LeadNY alumni visit Costa Rica
Lead NY is for committed leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors who wish to step up and make a difference in their community. Lisa Ford (LeadNY's class 11), reflects on a recent alumni trip to Costa Rica where leaders from...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Data chart with magnifying glass

Field Note

It can be a cumbersome process for projects to collect and report performance metrics to donors only to see the data disappear into a black box of reporting systems. So, then we ask: how can project members, especially local partners, make...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Three women speak at event

Field Note

Meet Ndunge Kiiti, PhD '02, adjunct associate professor in Global Development. With expertise in communication, education, health and entrepreneurship, she brings more than 30 years of experience in international development. Her recent work...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Dairy farm in upstate NY

Field Note

What are the goals of the NMB curriculum? Olivo: It is important to engage youth in different aspects of agriculture and sustainability. Growing awareness about sustainability among new generations is very relevant to getting them interested in...
  • Animal Science
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
Student stands in front of the Centro Internacional de la Papa

Field Note

Veronika Vogel ’21 came to Cornell CALS from Nesselwang, Germany seeking to make a positive impact on the global food system. As an International Agriculture & Rural Development major with minors in Plant Science and Plant Breeding, Veronika...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development