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The Atkinson Center announces this year’s Impact through Innovation Fund (IIF) awards. The Impact through Innovation Fund links together Cornell researchers and CARE staff in communities around the globe 

Promoting Sustainable Development: 2015 IIF Awards

April 9, 2015

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The Atkinson Center announces this year’s Impact through Innovation Fund (IIF) awards. The Impact through Innovation Fund links together Cornell researchers and CARE staff in communities around the globe to tackle emerging and critical development challenges for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

The Atkinson Center has funded two projects that will advance world food security and the well-being of farming families:

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The Role of Andean Indigenous Crops in Climate Adaptation and Food Security in Central Peru

Economist David Lee will collaborate with CARE staff in Peru’s Mantaro River Valley. The project team will work closely with households in eight villages to assess how indigenous Andean crops can improve food security and help poor rural communities adapt to climate change.
 

 

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Achieving “Nexus Development”: Addressing Challenges to Small-Scale Farming in the Argoba Woreda, Ethiopia

Soil and water resources expert Tammo Steenhuis will work with CARE staff in Ethiopia’s northeastern highlands. The project team will develop integrated agricultural development and conservation strategies to promote water, food, and energy security and empower rural women and smallholder farmers.