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Students in fields ranging from computer science and engineering to business, agriculture and animal science convened at the second Digital Agriculture Hackathon, Feb. 28-March 1, with a shared purpose: to combine their disparate skills to brainstorm ways to make the world a better place.

Alfred Ozimati, Ph.D. ’18, is breeding the latest in disease-resistant cassava that meets the needs of subsistence farmers, thanks to the NextGen Cassava project run by Cornell.

This year’s seed and small grants from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies are launching Cornell faculty’s big global initiatives.

Cornell faculty members are finding answers to questions related to a world on the move with a boost from Cornell’s first Migrations grants, awarded by the “Migrations” Global Grand Challenge.

The International Agricultural and Rural Development major, in CALS, is celebrating 20 years of a partnership with Sathguru Management Consultants, the Cornell Sathguru Foundation for Development, and universities in India.

On topics ranging from oceanic disease to restraining invasive species from distant seas, Cornell faculty joined 10,000 scientists to discuss “Envisioning Tomorrow’s Earth” at the AAAS meeting in Seattle.

Students and faculty from the world’s five leading agricultural universities, including Cornell, will spend three days learning and brainstorming at the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s second annual hackathon, Feb. 28-March 1.

Cornell researchers analyzed farmer preferences and found that the softness of cooked cassava is a major influence on what kinds of varieties farmers actually adopt.

Startup Zymtronix – an industrial biotech company housed in Cornell’s McGovern Center – has been selected as a challenge finalist at the Hello Tomorrow 2020 global summit, March 11-13 in Paris.