• Posted on October 17, 2018
    In the Field | Alumni Making Their Marks as Entrepreneurs

    Enterprising Alumni Many CALS graduates go on to launch small businesses, patent new products, and found successful companies, among other entrepreneurial endeavors. This special “In […]

  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    The Poverty-Biodiversity Link in Western Amazonia

    In examining the loss of plant and animal life in the Amazon, scientists and the media often focus on the effects of deforestation. But a […]

  • Posted on June 20, 2017
    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Unintended Consequences

    For Dominic Parker, a professor of agricultural and applied economics, a research foray into mining practices in Africa dug up some unexpected findings. Parker wanted […]

  • Posted on October 24, 2016
    Mali: Helping women farm

    Women in many industrialized countries are all too familiar with the “second shift”—the domestic duties they still perform disproportionately (compared with their husbands) once their […]

  • Posted on November 3, 2015
    Mexico: Mapping the roots of poverty and inequality

    What makes development projects work? Jennifer Alix-Garcia, a professor of agricultural and applied economics, is diving deep into Mexico’s history to shed light on that […]

  • Posted on November 2, 2014
    Kazakhstan: Dam monitoring protects water supply

    Unpredictable flooding and droughts, which scientists predict will intensify with climate change, elevate the importance of dams for managing and storing water, even in places […]

  • Posted on June 19, 2014
    In the Field: Alumni from Agricultural and Applied Economics

    Chris Barret PhD’94 Agricultural and Applied Economics In January Chris Barrett began a new position as the David J. Nolan Director of Cornell University’s Charles […]