AfS at 5: Five visions for the future of food and agriculture
As humanity strives to feed a growing population amid the challenges of climate change, increased urbanization, global trade barriers, shrinking natural resources, fickle consumers and an aging farmer population, five visionaries share their thoughts on the future of food and agriculture. Agility “One word could define the future of agriculture:…
AfS at 5: Five young change-makers in agriculture
The Cornell Alliance for Science has been heartened to meet and work with young people who are passionate about transforming farming and feeding the world. As our organization turns five, we take this opportunity to highlight five young change-makers who are making a difference in global agriculture. Narain TM is…
Women farmers take lead in India’s pro-GMO ‘seed satyagraha’ movement
Women have taken the lead in the latest civil disobedience protests as India’s smallholder farmers intensify their demand for greater access to genetically modified (GM) seeds. Mayatai Pujadekar Patil led other women farmers June 23 as they conducted illegal plantings of GM cotton seeds on a plot of land…
Access to ag tech key to empowering women in sub-Saharan Africa
Concepta Apako breathes heavily as she hoes away on her 1-acre garden in Abuket, a remote village in eastern Uganda. She’s been at it since dawn and clouds are gathering in the morning sky, potentially threatening her plans to plant an indigenous variety of corn to feed her husband and…
Young farm leader sees hope for African agriculture
Ruramiso Mashumba challenges gender barriers and succeeds as a woman farmer in Zimbabwe.
Dr. Jennifer Thomson on the Role of Women in Science
It is well known that ‘women’s crops’ feed families while ‘males’ crops’ make money. More involvement of women in agricultural research could help bring food security to developing countries.
Women In Ag Profile: Dr. Susan Miyasaka
While attending college at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Susan Miyasaka was deeply moved by accounts of global famines. Her sentiments prompted her to become an agronomist — a scientist who studies large scale crops.
Women in Ag Profile: Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam
Whether it's shearing sheep in her native Australia, collecting bull semen on a cattle ranch in Texas, or using biotechnology to breed better animals, Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam has devoted her career to livestock.