A university-based center has been successful in supporting food entrepreneurship in the northeast, thus increasing the knowledge and competency of start-up food companies and creating local economic development.
The Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network's Regional Center is prepared to receive suspect select agent, high consequence, and regulatory plant pathogens for rapid evaluation and testing.
The Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network (NEPDN) regional center is prepared to receive suspect select agent, high consequence, and regulatory plant pathogens for rapid evaluation and testing.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC is co-leading a 2.5 year national project that involves approximately 60 schools in 4 States in a randomized controlled trial examining effects of school gardens on fruit and vegetable consumption and other outcomes.
PROJECT 1: "We`re bringing together a select group of faculty from a range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, demography, economics, human development, policy analysis, psychology, sociology, and women`s studies. The aim of the working group will be to put Cornell at the forefront of research on the family." (Quote from Elizabeth Peters, project leader, professor, Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology.)\n\nPROJECT 2: This project seeks to understand patterns of cooperation and conflict within family groups.
Planting a 600-hill demonstration and research hopyard along with the creation of a Northeast Hops Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Working Group are just two of the ways the New York State IPM and Lake Erie Regional Grape programs are helping the hops industry stage a comeback in the Northeastern United States.
Through a Community Improvement Through Youth (CITY) project initiative, CUCE-NYC is strengthening the adolescent sexual health knowledge and skills of youth, as well as their capacity to inform other youth about this important issue, while working with agency staff to enhance organizational capacity in this area.
This project seeks to engage a wide variety of community residents and organizations in an effort to reverse the rising the trends in childhood obesity. The project uses a community organizing model to increase awareness, stimulate participation, and support these organizations.
The project studied the impacts of a 'model' oil field development and pipeline project on rural communities in southern Chad over a period of 12 years. The project was described by the World Bank as a template for oil-as-development and as a way to transform extractive industry projects into poverty reduction projects in Africa. The research project was therefore necessarily long-term, tracking the social, environmental, and economic transformations of the project in the oil field region.
Climate change and habitat loss are two of the most pressing environmental concerns of the 21st century, and there is a growing scientific consensus that they exert influences on bird populations at multiple scales, from local changes in population persistence to range-wide shifts in species distributions. Citizen Science data allow us to document exactly how species respond to these environmental changes throughout multiple regions and for many years.