2015 Seminars

Fall 2015 Seminar Series 

Wednesdays, 12:20-1:10pm
135 Emerson Hall 
Refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Crop and Soil Sciences, Natural Resources, and The Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management


September 9
Agroecology, Social Equity and Food Security: Learning from Participatory Research in Malawi
Rachel Benzer-Kerr, Cornell Professor, Department of Development Sociology
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September 16
Nutrition and Development
John Hoddinott, Cornell Professor, Divison of Nutritional Sciences and Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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September 23
Myxotoxin Threats to the Food Chain and How to End Those Threats
Dan Brown, Cornell Professor, Department of Animal Science
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September 30
How Does the Extraordinary Growth Rates in Ethiopian Agriculture Inform our Understanding of Economic Development
John Mellor, Cornell Professor Emeritus, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and President of John Mellow Associates, Inc.
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October 21
Addressing Malnutrition in India: The Tata-Cornell Program Update
Prabhu Pingali, Cornell Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative
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October 28
Synergies and Tradeoffs between Food Security and Climate-Change Mitigation: Lessons from Ethiopia's Social Safety Net Program
Dominic Woolf, Cornell Postdoctoral Associate, Soil and Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Science
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November 4
Global Climate Change Threats on Agriculture and Development in the Middle East: A Case Study from Jordan
Linah Ababneh, Cornell Senior Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Studies & Cornell Dendrochronology Laboratory
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November 11
Mobile Money Technology in Kenya: Lessons in Financial In(Ex)'clusion' for Development
Ndunge Kiiti, Professor of International Development, Department of International Studies, Houghton College
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Spring 2015 Seminar Series

February 4
Silk Road Eastbound: Training Smallholder Apple Farmers in China 
Lailiang Cheng and Chris Wien, Cornell Professors, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science and Ralph Christy, Cornell Professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management 

February 11
The Fight Against Anti-nutrition: Managing Mycotoxins on African Maize 
Rebecca Nelson, Cornell Professor, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science 

February 25
Strategies for Supporting Agroecologically-oriented Research and Development for Smallholder Farmers in East Africa 
Beth Medvecky, CIIFAD Assistant Director and Liaison Scientist, McKnight Collaborative Crop Research Program 

March 4
Food Security Through Process Innovations 
Syed Rizvi, Cornell Professor, Department of Food Science 

March 11
The Role of Conservation Agriculture in Meeting the Global Food Security Challenge 
Peter Hobbs, Cornell Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences Section, School of Integrated Plant Science 

March 18
Food Security in America 
Norbert Wilson, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Auburn University 
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March 25
Inequality in Africa 
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, Cornell Professor, Department of Development Sociology 

April 8
Panel on Inclusive Economic Development 
Ralph Christy, Miguel Gomez, Ed Mabaya, Cornell Professors, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Norbert Wilson, Department of Agricultural Economics Auburn University 
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April 15
CIIFAD Symposium: Inclusive Value Chains and Economic Progress 
160 Mann Library
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