2017

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesdays, 12:20-1:10pm
135 Emerson Hall 
Refreshments provided. To support Cornell’s sustainability efforts, please consider bringing your own mug. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Crop and Soil Sciences, Natural Resources, and The Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

February 1
Efficacy of Iron-biofortified Pearl Millet, Rice and Beans to Improve Iron Nutritional Status of Vulnerable Populations in India, Philippines and Rwanda
Jere Haas, Cornell Professor Emeritus of Maternal and Child Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences
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February 8
Forthcoming Biofortification Efficacy Trials in Infants in India
Saurabh Mehta, Cornell Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences
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February 15
Building Capacity in the Quest for Global Food Security
Maricelis Acevedo, Associate Director for Science of the Delivering Genetic Gains in Wheat project in International Programs-CALS
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March 1
Farmer-managed Field Trials Illustrate the Benefits of Vermicompost and Biochar for Suppressing Soil Borne Diseases and Increasing Bean Yields in Western Kenya
Janice Thies, Cornell Professor of Soil Biology in Soil and Crop Sciences Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science
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March 22
Promoting a More Nutritious Food System in India – Progress Report on the BMGF Grant to TCI
Prabhu Pingali, Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute and Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

March 29
Plant Made Pharmaceuticals for Developing Countries
Kathleen Hefferon, Cornell Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Food Science

April 12
Getting Improved Seed to Smallholder Farmers in Africa: Lessons from the African Seed Access Index
Edward Mabaya, Cornell Senior Research Associate in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

April 19
International Symposium
12:20 – 1:30 PM Research on Mobile Money
401 Warren Hall Bill Mauer, Director of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion