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CLASP participants celebrate growth in learning partnerships
As Cornell employees and students work together in lifelong learning partnerships with the Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP), a wealth of accomplishments and comradery builds up over the semester. Traditionally, this treasure...
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The ILCI-Caribbean-Atlantic Seed Systems Initiative (CASSi) — led by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement (ILCI), in partnership with Seed Systems Group, Quisqueya University in Haiti and Institut Sénégalais de Recherches...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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The NIH on Jan. 20 announced the Division of Nutritional Sciences and RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, will co-lead a new center that coordinates research for the NIH’s Nutrition for Precision Health study. Part of the...
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  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food

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From teaching food science at the Ithaca Farmers Market to researching how youth feel about their race and ethnicity, this year’s Engaged Faculty Fellows are demonstrating the range of work that’s possible through community-engaged learning and research. The 2021-22 cohorts include 15 faculty from eight Cornell schools and colleges.
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  • Microbiology
Prabhu Pingali

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The committee comprises more than a dozen Indian government officials, researchers, and academics. It will provide guidance to the Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) of the Niti Aayog (Planning Commission) as it evaluates food...
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  • Food
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Prabhu Pingali

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“The rapid global spread of zoonotic diseases has become a major human health concern and a disruptor of food systems and rural livelihoods,” Pingali said in his speech. “COVID-19 has focused global attention on the nexus between food, health...
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  • Food
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Sorghum growers across Africa’s dry-land regions face a common, relentless foe — striga. This parasitic plant attacks the root of millets like sorghum, devastating the plant’s yield and endangering food security for rural communities which...
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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

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Sorghum growers across Africa’s dry-land regions face a common, relentless foe — striga. This parasitic plant attacks the root of millets like sorghum, devastating the plant’s yield and endangering food security for rural communities which...
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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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  • Climate
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The Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership is funded by a five-year $10 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security...
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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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