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Global partnership plots path forward for Egyptian agriculture

An Egyptian delegation that included that country’s minister of agriculture gathered on campus in early August as part of the Cornell-led Center of Excellence for Agriculture in Egypt.

Atmospheric winds carry nutrients from Africa to Amazon

Buoyed by an atmospheric “superhighway,” smoke from lightning-sparked African savanna and forest fires deposit unexpectedly large amounts of nutrient-rich phosphorus in a river basin an ocean away.

Gender-equality champion wins Borlaug award for ag research

Hale Ann Tufan, adjunct assistant professor in CALS and a leading advocate for gender equality as a central tenet of crop improvement, has won the 2019 Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application.

Cornell partners with Purdue on global food safety

Cornell is teaming with Purdue University to establish the first Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which aims to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food insecurity.

Startup works with Cornell AgriTech on mushroom burger

Leep Foods, an upstate New York producer of specialty mushrooms, is working with the Center of Excellence at Cornell AgriTech to develop a blended burger using mushrooms and grass-fed beef.  

Cornell team fights invasive pest, supports NY berry industry

Cornell has the only comprehensive berry team in the Northeast, combining expertise in horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, agricultural economics, berry breeding and management for the benefit of New York state's $20 million berry industry. 

Partnership will advance food safety research in China

Cornell and China’s Hebei Qimei Agriculture Science and Technology Co. Ltd., have agreed to collaborate on microbial food safety research, via a $2.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation.

Knowing berry pests’ varied diets may help control them

A Cornell study investigates for the first time what spotted-wing drosophila adults and larvae eat, and where they lay their eggs, when short-lived berries, their preferred foods, are not in season.

Water quality projects receive $1M in USDA grants

Cathy Kling, professor in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, is collaborating on two projects, funded by the USDA, that will evaluate the economic impact agricultural pollution has on rural communities in the Midwest.