Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development

Our vision: To support and enhance Cornell's aspirations to be a global land grant university that improves the lives of the poor through the development of sustainable food systems. >> MORE ABOUT US

CIIFAD FOCUS AREAS

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Seminar Series

CIIFAD sponsors a weekly international seminar series during the academic year.

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Student/Faculty Engagement

CIIFAD creates cross-disciplinary agricultural development opportunities for students and faculty (e.g., SMART, IGERT, StART).

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International Initiatives

CIIFAD works with partners from around the world to help build partnerships and improve food production.

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Recent News

  • First Cohort of Students Selected for IGERT Six students have been selected as the first group to join CIIFAD's new Food Systems and Poverty Reduction PhD IGERT program. The students represent the fields of Natural Resources, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Nutrition, Soil and Crop Sciences, and Animal Science. For more about the PhD training program and to read the students' profiles: >> MORE
  • CIIFAD Collaboration featured in CRS's 'Stories From the Field' CIIFAD Assistant Director Beth Medvecky and Associate Director Terry Tucker led teams of students to East Africa and India, respectively, to field test modules on marketing, management, health and nutrition with Catholic Relief Services. The modules were developed by students during the Spring semester and field tested in the summer. In East Africa, the students also helped CRS field test mini-laptops containing the modules. Read more on CRS's website: >> MORE

Coming Events

    CIIFAD AD HOC SEMINAR

    mONDAY, nOVEMBER 19, 2012
    12:20-1:10 p.m.

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