The Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program (DFBS) improves farm production and financial recording keeping, business analysis, goal setting, and economic decision making skills of dairy farmers.
Increased demand for water for municipal and industrial uses throughout Taiwan has intensified the pressure to reallocate water from agricultural to non-agricultural uses. The full policy implications of such water transfers must not only account for the value of lost agricultural production and income, but also for any loss in the social value of multifunctional benefits from agricultural production.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC (CUCE-NYC) Urban Environment Program Area engaged more than 160 urban teens, ages 12 to 17, from throughout NYC in "Island Explorers," an outdoor adventure and environmental learning program in Summer 2007. The program comprised a full day of environmental and historical learning, team building, and outdoor exploration activities repeated weekly on Governors Island, and a narrated tour of the New York Harbor aboard New York Water Taxi at the conclusion.
We pursue four avenues to address the question of the well-being of all U.S. households with a focus on special categories of the needy such as the elderly. (1) We use econometric analyses to investigate the usefulness of the Health and Retirement Study to investigate food stamp program (FSP), food sufficiency, and health of elderly; (2) we utilize and extensively review the economic and policy literature as a means for informing nutrition professionals regarding how well the U.S.
The Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP) is a participatory adult learning program designed to create and support reciprocal educational experiences between Cornell students and Cornell employees.
This initiative applies the conceptual framework of Life Cycle Stewardship (LCS) and Extended Product Responsibility (EPR) to the stewardship of pesticide products. Its premise is that sustainable, transparent stewardship protocols must be in place at all stages of the pesticide life cycle, from product development and manufacture, through distribution and use, to the collection and disposal of unused products and containers.
In 2006-2007, we developed a new model for teaching science communication and outreach skills to science graduate students.
The study, conducted in collaboration with the Hopi Department of Health Services, collected data from 185 adults in a door-to-door household survey in two villages on the Hopi Reservation. The survey helped to examine if social capital is associated with knowledge about colorectal cancer and attitudes towards cancer screening.
Energy use, production, and the need to develop renewable energy sources are becoming prominent issues at the federal, state, and local levels. To this end, several municipalities in upstate New York are addressing energy issues at the community level by pursuing initiatives to implement community energy plans, develop local renewable sources of energy, and encourage energy conservation and increased efficiency among residents, businesses, and municipal government entities.
The Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development (CIIFAD) is working on two related initiatives in Afghanistan, all of which have a primary goal of improving the livelihoods and health of rural Afghans. We are working with a non-governmental organization, Global Partners for Afghanistan, to rehabilitate fruit orchards and to initiate community forestry projects to provide poles for construction.