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Webinar

The Plantation’s Outsides: The Work of Settlement in Kalimpong, India
Development Sociology field seminar While the colonial and contemporary agrarian economy of Bengal’s Himalayan foothills is most often associated with the tea plantations of Darjeeling and the Dooars, the small farms of nearby Kalimpong were...
  • Department of Global Development
  • global development
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Seminar

Acceleration of the African agriculture transformation: Key role of private sector actors
Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series: Spring 2021 Before COVID-19, several African economies were fast growing, with high levels of Foreign Direct investment. Much like the rest of the world, African economies were hit hard...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Webinar

Las vacunas para el COVID-19: ¿Debería obtenerla y cuáles son sus efectos?
El Programa de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas de la Universidad de Cornell y la clínica Finger Lakes Community Health está organizando los siguientes dos eventos virtuales gratuitos (uno en inglés y el otro en español) con el Dr. Canario y...
  • Cornell Farmworker Program
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development

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News

Food security research grants propel graduate student work in Africa
Two graduate students working with Professor Rachel Bezner Kerr have received funding for research focused on increasing food security from the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability. Doctoral students Emily Baker and Emily Hillenbrand...
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News

Jeffrey Perry earns award for New York agricultural education impact

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

News

Search committee set for policy school’s founding dean

A year after the provost announced plans to create a School of Public Policy, following a multiyear review of how to elevate Cornell’s excellence and prominence in the social sciences, the search for its first dean is underway.

  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Applied Economics
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Multimedia

News

Leading Through Extension with Humility and Responsibility
In this episode of “Extension Out Loud,” a podcast by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), Benjamin Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shares his journey and his vision for carrying forth Cornell’s...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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News

Porciello to join journal editorial committee at Data & Policy
Data & Policy aims to promote a new theory of policy-data interactions by publishing work that considers systems of policy and data and how they relate to each other, according to the journal. The peer-reviewed journal accepts contributions from...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture

Stories from the field

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Field Note

Jessica Snyder ’20: Preparing for a dynamic career in international development
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  • Global Development
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Field Note

A community approach to smallholder farm success in Africa

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

Promoting gender equity and social inclusion in Nepal

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

Building Food and Community Solidarity Across North America: A Photo Series

  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development