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Scientists convene research showcase on gender responsive crop breeding
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) will host its first virtual Symposium on Gender Responsive Crop Breeding: Community Research Showcase. The live event will be accessible by...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
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$4.8M grant helps optimize apple yields with digital ag
A Cornell-led, multi-institution team of plant scientists, university and private-sector engineers, economists and outreach agents seeks to use computer vision, automation and robotics to optimize per-tree apple production, which is currently a...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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$2M grant supports more sustainable path for organic farmers
In New York state, these issues threaten the ability to remain the national leader in the production of certified organic field crops – a market that yielded 166,543 acres of harvested crops and more than $46 million in sales in 2019 according...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development

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Scientists convene research showcase on gender responsive crop breeding
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) will host its first virtual Symposium on Gender Responsive Crop Breeding: Community Research Showcase. The live event will be accessible by...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
A group poses in a field in Africa

News

Scientists convene research showcase on gender responsive crop breeding
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) will host its first virtual Symposium on Gender Responsive Crop Breeding: Community Research Showcase. The live event will be accessible by...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
Crates full of apples outside in autumn sunshine

News

$4.8M grant helps optimize apple yields with digital ag
A Cornell-led, multi-institution team of plant scientists, university and private-sector engineers, economists and outreach agents seeks to use computer vision, automation and robotics to optimize per-tree apple production, which is currently a...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Soybeans in a field

News

$2M grant supports more sustainable path for organic farmers
In New York state, these issues threaten the ability to remain the national leader in the production of certified organic field crops – a market that yielded 166,543 acres of harvested crops and more than $46 million in sales in 2019 according...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
Five students and one teacher sitting on a rock next to the ocean and looking at a starfish

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Cornell Atkinson: a decade of collaborative sustainability
Atkinson, a successful financier and CALS graduate, had just been selected to join CALS’ Advisory Council. At the time, an explosion of new research made it “inevitable,” Atkinson said, that Cornell would need to respond to climate change, and...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment

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A group poses in a field in Africa

News

Scientists convene research showcase on gender responsive crop breeding
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) will host its first virtual Symposium on Gender Responsive Crop Breeding: Community Research Showcase. The live event will be accessible by...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
Crates full of apples outside in autumn sunshine

News

$4.8M grant helps optimize apple yields with digital ag
A Cornell-led, multi-institution team of plant scientists, university and private-sector engineers, economists and outreach agents seeks to use computer vision, automation and robotics to optimize per-tree apple production, which is currently a...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Soybeans in a field

News

$2M grant supports more sustainable path for organic farmers
In New York state, these issues threaten the ability to remain the national leader in the production of certified organic field crops – a market that yielded 166,543 acres of harvested crops and more than $46 million in sales in 2019 according...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
Five students and one teacher sitting on a rock next to the ocean and looking at a starfish

News

Cornell Atkinson: a decade of collaborative sustainability
Atkinson, a successful financier and CALS graduate, had just been selected to join CALS’ Advisory Council. At the time, an explosion of new research made it “inevitable,” Atkinson said, that Cornell would need to respond to climate change, and...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment

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Pingali named board chair of anti-hunger institute

Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), has been named chair of the governing board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), an international...

  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management