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Freshman recognized for irrigation project with Nepalese women

For her work on color-powered irrigation with Nepalese women, Cornell freshman Isabella Culotta received the 2018 Elaine Szymoniak Award at the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa.

Faculty receive funding to study organic foods

Researchers have been granted nearly $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research to bolster the success of organic farmers.

Cornellians use their education to serve fellow Africans

Cornellians Stephen Mugo, Ph.D. ’99, and former postdoctoral student Sylvester Oikeh came full circle recently when they returned to the university Oct. 7 to share the story of how they’ve used their education for humanitarian purposes in Africa.

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Grass genes tapped to breed better crops

Cornell researchers will tap into genetic information found in more than 700 species of related grasses to improve maize and sorghum, thanks to a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Students tidy campus natural areas with a ‘green up’

Members of the Society for Natural Resources Conservation and other groups tidied campus at Green Up Cornell on Oct. 13.

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Data project to support smallholder farmers with goal of ending hunger

An initiative with Cornell leadership seeks to use data to fight food insecurity and map out what these solutions cost.

Business bootcamp helps vets launch startups

Veterans from around the country recently learned about topics from digital media strategy to financing at the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, hosted by the School of Hotel Administration.

Conference considers a global plant steeped in meaning

The public conference "Tea High and Low: Elixir, Exploitation and Ecology” will examine the world's most popular drink after water.

Digital agriculture initiative to tackle food security challenges

In response to the call to action for feeding an ever-growing global population, the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture is taking a multidisciplinary approach to the complex challenge.