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Increasing Food Security

Meeting the nutritional needs of all those living today without compromising the wellbeing of future generations requires holistic thinking about the interconnected systems of agriculture, aquaculture, wild food harvest, and their home ecosystems. Cornell Atkinson is bringing together Cornell’s core strengths in these areas with like-minded external partners to contribute to long-term, large-scale progress, one solution at a time.

Increasing Food Security

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Cornell Atkinson and Partners Advance Climate-Smart Agriculture Projects

Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability is proud to be an implementing partner on two climate-smart agriculture projects among others announced today as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s initiative Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. The projects are led by Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and the National Association of Conservation Districts.

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Farm Virtual Reality VR

Virtual reality farm tour expands access to urban agriculture

With support from Cornell Atkinson, researchers have created the most advanced virtual reality urban farm tour ever made, an online learning experience that promises to transport urban and rural farmers to New York City’s Red Hook Farms without ever leaving home.

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American Enterprise Institute

To address Ukraine’s humanitarian needs, suspend outdated food aid restrictions, says Cornell Atkinson Senior Faculty Fellow Chris Barrett (Dyson)

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Outside Livestock Production May Not Be Viable in The Future Due to Extreme Heat Stress, Says New Paper

"Climate change impacts on livestock could be severe, and we will need an arsenal of transformational adaptation options for the sector. We must ensure these reach smallholders in low and middle-income countries, which are some of the most vulnerable to climate change." -Mario Herrero, Cornell Atkinson Scholar, and co-author.

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Innovations to Build Sustainable, Equitable, Inclusive Food Value Chains

New report assesses the current state of agri-food systems and the external drivers that will reshape them over the coming 25–50 years.

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Food Security Portal

IFSS portal aims to provide a space to describe, connect and collaborate around innovative solutions for food systems challenges.

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Nature Sustainability Panel

Cornell University, through Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability’s food security working group, in collaboration with the journal Nature Sustainability and with the participation of its sister journal, Nature Food, convened a year-long expert panel on ‘Innovations to build sustainable, equitable, inclusive food value chains.’ The panel has now released its report and summary.

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Regenerative Agriculture

Accelerating adoption of regenerative agriculture practices across the Great Lakes basin by developing transition loan products and services to facilitate the transition from conventional to regenerative agriculture.

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Faculty Fellow Highlight

John Tobin-de la Puente

Through innovative financial mechanisms, John Tobin explores how conservation finance can spur regenerative agriculture practices for large-scale, long-term impact.

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Postdoctoral Fellows

Cornell Atkinson postdoctoral fellows help lead the future of sustainability through innovative, interdisciplinary research collaborations.

Maia Dedrick

Maia Dedrick

Themes: Increasing Food Security, Reducing Climate Risks

Education: PhD ’19, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Cornell Adviser: John Zinda (CALS) External Partner: U Yits Ka'an (Mexico)

Subha Srinivasagan

Subhashree Navaneetha Srinivasagan

Themes: Increasing Food Security

Education: PhD ’21, North Dakota State University Cornell Adviser: Quirine Ketterings (CALS) External Partner: RSK ADAS Ltd.

Sara Egendorf

Sara Perl Egendorf

Theme: Increasing Food Security, Reducing Climate Risks

Education: PhD ’20, CUNY Graduate Center, New York Cornell Adviser: Jenny Kao-Kniffin (CALS/SIPS - Horticulture Section) External Partner: NYC Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation