Max Pfeffer stands in a library to have his portrait taken

News

Innovative scholar and leader Max Pfeffer announces retirement
Max Pfeffer, a distinguished researcher of rural and urban communities and a leader who helped reshape the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for the 21st century, will become emeritus professor of global development on July 1.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
A cassava flower held by two fingers

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A tropical root-crop that is a daily staple food to hundreds of millions of people in Africa and increasingly being used by small-holder farmers in commercial production, cassava has historically been difficult for plant breeders to improve in...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Lead NY with drawing of New York state outline and plant

News

Lead New York, a leadership development program for adult professionals in the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors, has announced the members of its 19th class.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
A group examines a harvest of pearl millet outside in a field

News

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement works with smallholder farmers and rural populations in West Africa to develop sustainable crop innovations that address climate change and other social challenges.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
A woman stands in a wooden shack used to store grain

Field Note

Parasto Hamed's decision to pursue an MPS at Cornell opened new frontiers in her career and opportunities to be directly involved in international agriculture.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development