New initiative catalyzes sustainable seed systems from Caribbean to the Atlantic

A new initiative will catalyze seed systems development in Haiti and Senegal and sustainably deliver agricultural research outputs to farmers at-scale.

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Startup roundup: New alliances for Ava Labs

Cornell startups Ava Labs have new key partnerships with Deloitte and Mastercard, while university startup companies SwiftScale Biologics and Novomer have been acquired.

Capitalizing on time in race to breed inclusive, resilient crops

A cowpea breeder at CICI-ESA hosts a meeting with farmers as part of a comprehensive value chain gender analysis survey.

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Diane Bailey to head Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture

Diane Bailey, the Geri Gay Professor of Communication, has been named director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture.

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$10M project aims for more pest-resilient food options in Asia

A new Cornell-led project will accelerate the application of a proven biotechnology to enhance food and nutritional security in Bangladesh and the Philippines while protecting the health of farmers and the environment.

Aphid ‘honeydew’ may promote bacteria that kill them

The word ‘honeydew’ sounds benign, but the sugary waste product of aphids can promote growth of bacteria that are highly virulent to the pests, according to a new study. 

Center of Innovation optimizes digital solutions to combat agricultural pest

Digital technologies developed by the Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement are helping farmers in Africa combat an agricultural pest that is choking food security across the continent. 

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Ambitious initiative aims to achieve zero-hunger, zero-carbon food systems

A new initiative at the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) will chart a path for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture while meeting the nutritional demands of growing populations.

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Gene discoveries could lead to heartier, less gritty spinach

A team of researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute and six Chinese universities has identified genes in spinach that regulate its concentration of oxalate, which is responsible for “spinach teeth,” as well as genes that help the plant combat downy mildew, a major disease of commercial crops.