Recognizing International Rural Women's Day, Photo: C. Knight/Cornell

Photo: C.Knight/Cornell

IARD students in India, 2014

IARD students in India, 2014

IARD Student in India

Ronnie Coffman, right, Director of International Programs

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Edwin Oyer, 1927-2016

Ed OyerEdwin Oyer, two-time former director of International Programs, passed away November 15, 2016. Ed was director of International Programs from 1974-1977 and again from 1982-1987. International Programs would not be what it is today without Ed's leadership and vision.

Edwin Oyer obituary

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Ronnie Coffman receives Cornell’s highest faculty honor

Ronnie Coffman
Dec 5, 2016
Ronnie Coffman, International Professor of Plant Breeding at Cornell University, Director of International Programs, vice-chair of the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative, and principal investigator for the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project, has been named the Andrew H. & James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor at Cornell. It is the university’s highest distinction awarded to a faculty member. Read more

Five NYYI students attend 2016 World Food Prize

Nov 16, 2016
In mid-October, the top students representing the New York Youth Institute (NYYI) spent three days at the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. The five NYYI winners had the opportunity to interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates, over 1000 global leaders from more than 65 countries, and 400 outstanding high school students and professors from across the United States. Read more

Photo Essay: Empowering rural women a key component of international agriculture and rural development

Photo Credit: Linda McCandless, International Programs, CALS
Oct 14, 2016
“Empowering rural women is a key component of international agricultural and rural development,” said William ‘Ronnie’ Coffman, director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (IP-CALS). “There is a growing recognition that successfully achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals — indeed, any meaningful change in the health and well-being of a country’s population — requires an understanding of the needs of rural women and how to ensure their participation.” Read more