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Seminar

An age of rising inequality? No, but yes
Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series: Spring 2021 With a focus on income inequality, this talk asks the question, “are we living in an age of rising inequality?” It gives the answer “no” based on actual global outcomes, which...
  • global development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Dyson School
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Seminar

How the unimaginable can be achieved in African agribusiness
Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series: Spring 2021 The agri-food system of today will have to evolve to feed 10 billion people sustainably by 2050, and more beyond. What are the lessons from the past in exercising leadership...
  • global development
  • Department of Global Development
  • agriculture

Seminar

Water and Waste in Global South Cities
Development Sociology field seminar Existing global water and sanitation data obscures challenges to household access in cities in the global South. In response, this work analyzes water and sanitation infrastructure and service access in 15...
  • global development
  • Department of Global Development

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News

Global food systems expert joins Cornell to drive collaborations
Herrero will be a professor of sustainable food systems and global change in the Department of Global Development, and he has been appointed to a five-year term as a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences. Herrero...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Leading Through Extension: Experimenting Together
Historian and professor Scott Peters has dedicated over two decades to examining the dynamic relationships that scientists, scholars, and extension educators at land-grant universities have with the communities they serve.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Spotlight

A farmer-led approach to food justice

  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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News

Study: Ag policy in India needs to account for domestic workload
Women’s increased agricultural labor during harvest season, in addition to domestic house care, often comes at the cost of their health, according to new research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI). Programs...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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News

Seminar to explore racial and food justice movements in New York
The seminar, “A Pig and a Garden: Fannie Lou Hamer, Agricultural Cooperatives and the Black Freedom Movement,” will be led by Monica White, associate professor of environmental justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her talk, White...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

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Field Note

The business case for investing in leadership training
LeadNY Executive Director Larry Van De Valk reflects on the value of leadership development and professional training as the 35 year old program recruits its 19th class. LeadNY is for committed leaders in the agriculture and food industries who...
  • Department of Global Development
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Field Note

So you want to change the environment to stop climate change? This researcher has questions

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Environment
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Field Note

How Sameena Nazir MPS ‘10 is amplifying women’s voices in Pakistan

  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Jessica Snyder ’20: Preparing for a dynamic career in international development

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development