162 projects

2013 to 2015

Help the US public understand land grabs and transfer and interdependencies between Global North and Global South.

2013 to 2015

The project seeks to sustainably graduate at least 50,000 food insecure households in four regions in Ethiopia. The aim is is to enhance the capacity of smallholders to withstand social and environmental shocks and improve their productivity.


Worksite Wellness Resources are offered by many US corporations and can be an effective tool in recruiting and retaining workers and in helping them to maintain solid work performance. Little is known about the access of such resources to workers with disabilities. This survey research looks at access to wellness resources from the perspective of employees with disabilities.

2012 to 2013

Wineries are changing their tasting sheets as a result of our findings. They are only including objective descriptors in the tasting sheets. The wineries have increased sales performance a a result.


This project takes an in-depth look at the various venues through which globalization can impact labor standards in developing countries.


Fertilizers prices increase and availability to rural communities in developing countries is a challenge to increasing food production. This project is generating the economic, social and biophysical knowledge base for the development of indigenous fertilizers that provide local business opportunities, are as or more effective and less expensive than imported fertilizers. Resource mapping identifies local food and processing wastes that are rich in nutrients. Innovative yet simple technology based on thermochemical and enzymatic conversion is utilized and acceptance by farmers tested. 

2012 to 2014

The overarching goal of this project is to enhance farm labor stability by engaging workers and employers in a joint exploration of opportunities for advancement and retention. The objectives are: 1) to engage farmworkers in analyzing their current labor situation and potential retention strategies through focus groups;
2) to facilitate discussions with farmers and farm managers about the challenges and opportunities for retaining workers;


President Barak Obama’s creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides a desperately needed opportunity to obtain employment authorization and protection against deportation for many people in our area. This effort centered on providing information to immigrant workers about DACA requirements and connecting them with high quality, free legal advice and representation offered through the Cornell DREAMer Pro Bono Project.

2011 to 2012

We are currently writing this book, based on the findings and analysis of the project originally called "Unions and the integration of immigrant workers" (see separate impact item). The book will present evidence from four countries, together with a cross-national comparative analysis and policy recommendations. We are also developing a companion website.

2011 to 2016

The Northeast ADA Center provides training, technical assistance, and information to individuals and organizations in New York, New Jersey, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico on the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990.