The developing world can benefit from advances in biotechnology, but much needs to be done to make bio-engineered products available in forms that farmers can use. Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II (ABSPII) believes that farmers and consumers worldwide should have the opportunity to make informed choices about using bio-engineered products.
Our research interests utilize functional genomic approaches to dissect complex traits in plants, specifically maize and Arabidopsis. We exploit the natural diversity of these plant genomes to identify the individual nucleotides responsible for quantitative variation. Through collaborations we apply this research to maize breeding. Currently, our research focuses on three main areas:
This site is a resource for program grantees, potential grantees, other scientists and the general public. By creating opportunities, the program seeks to encourage young scientists to focus on crops important in their home countries. In turn, these scientists can train others, building scientific expertise and infrastructure to address their region's food priorities.
Controversial topic. Depending on whom you ask, the technology will either end world hunger or damage health and environment. Maybe neither... or both?
The GEO-PIE Project was developed to create objective educational materials exploring the complex scientific and social issues associated with genetic engineering, to help readers consider those issues for themselves.
The Institute for Genomic Diversity (IGD) is devoted to research and training in genetic diversity, plant genomics, biodiversity conservation, and solving problems affecting global food security. See more about us, our projects, and our global impact.
International Programs (IP/CALS) takes the lead in promoting international collaboration in Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). It combines experience, technology and innovation to coordinate projects and support faculty and students in their initiatives around the world.
The global plant breeding website is now the main site for coordination of the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee. The Plant Breeding CC (SCC 080) will be a forum for leadership regarding issues, problems and opportunities of long-term strategic importance to the contribution of plant breeding to national goals.
Transnational Learning, a project of Office of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, brings Cornell University's leading-edge faculty and curriculum to students around the world. Through our state-of-the-art digital technologies, graduate students in countries such as South Africa, Thailand, India, and the Philippines have access to Cornell University classes, and are enabled to discuss their research projects with Cornell's world-class faculty.