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Field Note

Building Food and Community Solidarity Across North America: A Photo Series
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Two farmers holding produce in a greenhouse

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Harvest of generosity
As hunger rose in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Rick and Laura Pedersen responded by sharing the bounty of their farm with their local food bank in upstate New York. “It’s distressing to think about that many people in our community...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Borlaug Global Rust Initiative story map documents dozen years of impact
An international community of hunger fighters called the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) joined forces starting in 2005 to confront climate change and diseases that threatened wheat — one of the world’s most important crops. For 15 years...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

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Louise Erskine looks off into the distance holding a camera

Field Note

Building Food and Community Solidarity Across North America: A Photo Series
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Illustration of the world with icons and lines connecting continents

News

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative story map documents dozen years of impact
An international community of hunger fighters called the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) joined forces starting in 2005 to confront climate change and diseases that threatened wheat — one of the world’s most important crops. For 15 years...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Next generation cassava varieties approved for release in Nigeria
Five new cassava varieties developed with support from NextGen Cassava have been approved for release in Nigeria. These next generation varieties deliver promising options for smallholder farmers in resisting cassava diseases and marketing their...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Food systems innovation idea earns Global Development team award

  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
  • Global Development
Linda McCandless holds a camera in the mountains of Nepal

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Linda McCandless earns honors from Borlaug Global Rust Initiative
Linda McCandless ‘74, an intrepid journalist and champion for under-told stories around the world, received the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative’s (BGRI) Norman E. Borlaug Lifetime Achievement Award honoring her career advocating for science and smallholder farmers.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

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Louise Erskine looks off into the distance holding a camera

Field Note

Building Food and Community Solidarity Across North America: A Photo Series
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Linda McCandless holds a camera in the mountains of Nepal

News

Linda McCandless earns honors from Borlaug Global Rust Initiative
Linda McCandless ‘74, an intrepid journalist and champion for under-told stories around the world, received the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative’s (BGRI) Norman E. Borlaug Lifetime Achievement Award honoring her career advocating for science and smallholder farmers.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Tony Shelton honored for pioneering integrated pest management practices
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has devoted their career to IPM. Shelton was recognized for significant contributions to enhancing IPM through team building with various stakeholder groups, and addressing issues across...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Global Development
  • Department of Entomology
Hannah Fuller stands in front of the Patagonia mountains

Field Note

Championing resilient food systems

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
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CALS Global Fellows: Work from Home Edition
Each summer, CALS Global Fellows sends students around the world to work and intern with a variety of host organizations. These positions enhance and complement their career goals and academic progress, while enriching their undergraduate...
  • CALS Global Fellows Program
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development