9 projects

2011

The Polson Institute for Global Development is an endowed program based in the Department of Development Sociology. The Institute facilitates collaborative research by funding Research Working Groups and research seed grants. It also assists graduate student dissertation research; sponsors seminars and outreach programs, including documentaries and the Rural New York Initiative; and hosts visiting scholars from throughout the world.

2009

Effective waste management can turn unwanted waste products into resources and reduce disposal costs. Waste management is part of every industry, but a waste product produced by one business can be a resource to another. Residuals from animal, food and yard waste, as well as industrial and household waste, have the potential to be valuable in agriculture and horticulture production as erosion control and nutrient and carbon sources, and in energy production and other industrial processes.

2008 to 2009

Executive education programs provide strategic and financial benefits to both the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and CALS. Executive education programs have contributed in excess of $2.5 million to the operations of the Food Industry Management Program (FIMP) for the period 2001-2009. Moreover, the impact of these programs extends well beyond FIMP to help create the virtuous cycle of outreach, teaching, and research that exists in the undergraduate program in the Dyson School.

2008

More than half of the world's population depends on rice as their staple food, and the U.S. is the world's fourth largest exporter of this essential commodity. Rice production must increase dramatically and in a sustainable manner to meet the demands of the 21st century. Population pressure, natural resource limitations, changing climate and globalized markets all contribute to the rapidly evolving landscape of agriculture and underscore the importance of agricultural innovation. Advances in genomic science offer new opportunities to address many of the challenges for the future.

2007

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.

2007

We are genetically engineering cereal plants for drought tolerance via trehalose overproduction, and enhancing productivity.

2006 to 2009

For three years we partnered with governments and international organizations in these five countries to identify the successes, challenges and stratgeies involved in getting nutrition onto national policy agendas and translating that attention into actions to improve nutrition. We provided expert advice, undertook research on the policy making process during this time.

2001

LEAD New York is a leadership development program for adult professionals in the food, agricultural and natural resource industries. We provide monthly training for a class of 25-30 participants. Our training focus is three-fold: leadership skill development, public policy process awareness and civic engagement, and relevant issues awareness. We strive to not only develop better leaders for the industry, but also to inspire potential leaders to serve in those roles for their communities and their industry.

2000 to 2014

Executive education programs provide strategic and financial benefits to both the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and CALS. Executive education programs have contributed in excess of $2.5 million to the operations of the Food Industry Management Program (FIMP) for the period of 2001-2009. Moreover, the impact of these programs extends well beyond FIMP to help create the virtuous cycle of outreach, teaching and research that exists in the undergraduate program in the Dyson School.