Showcasing innovative approaches to development with experts from around the globe
The Perspectives in International Development seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:25 – 1:15 p.m. EST on Zoom and are open to all students, faculty and the public. The series is co-sponsored by the Department of Global Development (IARD 6960), the Department of Natural Resources & the Environment (NTRES 6960), the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (AEM 6960), and the School of Integrative Plant Science (PLSCS 6960).
Spring 2021 seminars
Community approach to strengthening smallholder farmers' position, power and contribution within agricultural value chains
Gender equity & social inclusion among community forest groups in the mid-hills of Nepal: Who benefits?
Acceleration of the African agricultural transformation: key role of private sector actors
COVID-19 in traditional farming communities in Pakistan: Challenges and adaptations
Creating climate resilient incomes for the ultra-poor farmers in India
Findings: How are farmers using digital services in low- and middle-income countries?
Food entrepreneurs in Africa: scaling resilient agriculture businesses
How the unimaginable can be achieved in African agribusiness
An age of rising inequality? No, but yes
Extractivism and alternatives in the Choco area of Ecuador
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Fall 2020 series
From Sustainable Forest Management to Forest Landscape Restoration: Analysis of Two Participatory Approaches with Carol Colfer, Adjunct Professor, Cornell Southeast Asia Program
Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): Why is it needed in developing countries? with John Recha, Participatory Action Research Specialist, CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Using Integrated Landscape Management to Scale Agroforestry: Examples from Ecuador with Louise Buck, Senior Extension Associate, Department of Natural Resources and Program Lead, Collaborative Management, EcoAgriculture Partners
Incorporating Stakeholder Input in the Development of Croatia’s National Agricultural and Rural Development Strategy, 2020-2030 with David Lee, Professor, Dyson School and Global Development; Philip Van der Celen & Svetlana Edmeades, World Bank; Nikša Tkalec, Assistant to Minister of Agriculture of Croatia at Special Committee on Agriculture, European Union
Integrated Innovation System Programs: A No Regret Investment for a +Covid World? with Bram Govaerts, Interim Deputy Director General, Director of the Integrated Development Program, Representative for the Americas and Mexico Country Representative, CIMMYT. AD White Professor at Large – Cornell University
Transforming Parastatal Systems and Enhancing Agricultural and Water Productivity: Multi-Sectoral Experiences from Tamil Nadu, India with Vibhu Nayer, IAS Officer and Project Director, Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water Resources Management Project. Government of Tamil Nadu, India
Large-scale Renewable Energy in New York: Issues of Governance, Community Participation, and Benefit Sharing with David Kay, Senior Extension Associate, Department of Global Development, Cornell University
Getting Improved Seed to Smallholder Farmers: Findings from The African Seed Access Index with Ed Mabaya, Senior Research Associate, Department of Global Development, Cornell
COVID-19, development and environment: New social contracts for the economic recovery process with Maxwell Gomera, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Program in Rwanda
Financing the growth of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises as a necessary precondition for sustainable agri-food system transformation: Perspectives from the African Development Bank with Andrew Mude, Division Manager, African Development Bank