5 projects


I work on developing communication strategies for the SRI-Rice Center at Cornell University and on implementing knowledge-sharing efforts that serve global communities involved with the system of rice intensification (SRI) and conservation agriculture (CA). Specifically, I design and manage the SRI and CA websites and associated social media, facilitate links among international, national and topical SRI networks, and develop databases and platforms for sharing research related to SRI, CA and related systems of crop intensification.

2009 to 2011

The objective of this project is to enhance public and academic understanding about a range of issues, including social inequality, poverty, insecurity, ecological degradation, new relations of social control, and social movements


Create an Institute devoted to: 1) developing and applying genomic technologies and computational tools to the conservation, evaluation and utilization of genetic resources; 2) providing a place where scientists from both the public and private sectors can come to address genomic diversity issues and receive training and where policy of international germplasm exchange/exploitation can be discussed and formulated, and; 3) serving both the national and world community through the development, application and dissemination of genomics tools and computer technology relevant to world genetic re


eClips is a digital database of 10,000 clips and more than 40 podcasts, focused on entrepreneurship, business, and leadership. The material is based on hundreds of in-depth interviews as well as business presentations. eClips makes it possible for business people (including small business owners and entrepreneurs), educators, and students to find targeted and focused information, because it is organized by entrepreneur, company, demographics, topics, and keywords.


Starting in January 2008, the joint Cornell and University of Ghana West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) program began training 40 Ph.D. students from West African countries in plant breeding and genetics, with eight students admitted each year for the next five years.