Meeting the nutritional needs of all those living today without compromising the wellbeing of future generations requires holistic thinking about the interconnected systems of agriculture, aquaculture, wild food harvest, and their home ecosystems. Cornell Atkinson is bringing together Cornell’s core strengths in these areas with like-minded external partners to contribute to long-term, large-scale progress, one solution at a time.
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Cornell Atkinson and Partners Advance Climate-Smart Agriculture Projects
Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability is proud to be an implementing partner on two climate-smart agriculture projects among others announced today as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s initiative Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. The projects are led by Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and the National Association of Conservation Districts.
Virtual reality farm tour expands access to urban agriculture
With support from Cornell Atkinson, researchers have created the most advanced virtual reality urban farm tour ever made, an online learning experience that promises to transport urban and rural farmers to New York City’s Red Hook Farms without ever leaving home.
Outside Livestock Production May Not Be Viable in The Future Due to Extreme Heat Stress, Says New Paper
"Climate change impacts on livestock could be severe, and we will need an arsenal of transformational adaptation options for the sector. We must ensure these reach smallholders in low and middle-income countries, which are some of the most vulnerable to climate change." -Mario Herrero, Cornell Atkinson Scholar, and co-author.
Cornell University, through Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability’s food security working group, in collaboration with the journal Nature Sustainability and with the participation of its sister journal, Nature Food, convened a year-long expert panel on ‘Innovations to build sustainable, equitable, inclusive food value chains.’ The panel has now released its report and summary.
Accelerating adoption of regenerative agriculture practices across the Great Lakes basin by developing transition loan products and services to facilitate the transition from conventional to regenerative agriculture.