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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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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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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
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Local planners play key role in conserving biodiversity
One survey respondent reported persuading a local planning board to limit development on a 52-acre parcel with significant wetlands, preserving forest canopy and a biodiversity corridor for animals. Another negotiated a proposed 150-unit...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Egesi earns highest honors for biotechnology work in Nigeria

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Innovative Cornell program offers experiential learning on NYS farms

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture
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LeadNY opens applications for leaders in food, agricultural sectors
LeadNY, a pioneering training program for mid-career professionals, provides intensive one- or two-year programs to improve leadership skills, self-awareness, issues analysis, critical thinking and civic engagement. Based at Cornell University’s...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development

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Egesi earns highest honors for biotechnology work in Nigeria

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Two women harvest greens; photo shot from above looking down on their hands

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Innovative Cornell program offers experiential learning on NYS farms

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture
Mural painting of red and orange fruits

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LeadNY opens applications for leaders in food, agricultural sectors
LeadNY, a pioneering training program for mid-career professionals, provides intensive one- or two-year programs to improve leadership skills, self-awareness, issues analysis, critical thinking and civic engagement. Based at Cornell University’s...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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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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