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    Discussion: Cornell University, International Rice Research Institute and the University of the Philippines at Los Banos
    Javier, Emil; Barker, Randolph; Colle, Royal (2014-08-29)
    Cornell faculty members Royal Colle and Randolph Barker discuss with the former president of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos the Cornell-Philippines project.
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    All in a Grain of Rice
    Castillo, Gelia T. (1975)
    Dr. Gelia Castillo is one of the many outstanding persons in the mid 20th century history of Cornell and The Philippines. She earned the Ph.D degree in Rural Sociology at Cornell in the1960s and has since become internationally recognized for her research and professional works on Philippine agricultural and rural development. She returned to The Philippines where, according to the National Academy of Science and Technology there, she "has given us much needed insights on our own rural development effort and our attempt to reach the farmer and the rural poor." With the permission of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, we have reproduced her extraordinary book All in a Grain of Rice (1975), the first book written by a Filipina about the Filipino farmer's response to new technology.
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    Ralph Christy describes CIIFAD's current (2013) activities for Gil Levine
    Christy, Ralph; Levine, Gilbert (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-21)
    Ralph Christy, J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship & Personal Enterprise at Cornell University, discusses with Gilbert Levine, Emeritus Professor of biological and environmental engineering, the current activities of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development.
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    Dan Sisler and Ed Oyer discuss the creation of CIIFAD
    Sisler, Daniel G.; Oyer, Edwin B. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-21)
    Professor Emeriti Dan Sisler and Ed Oyer discuss the creation of The Cornell International Institute for Agriculture, Food and Development (CIIAFD).
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    Randy Barker and Gil Levine reminisce about the Cornell-Los Baños Project
    Barker, Randolph; Levine, Gilbert (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-21)
    Professor Emeriti Randy Barker and Gil Levine reminisce about the Cornell-Los Baños Project in the Philippines which involved agricultural development.
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    Norman Uphoff discusses the early days of CIIFAD with Gil Levine
    Uphoff, Norman; Levine, Gilbert (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-21)
    Professor Emeriti Norman Uphoff and Gilbert Levine discuss the Early History of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD).
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    Interview with William (Ronnie) Coffman about the International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Oyer, Edwin B.; Coffman, William R. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-21)
    In this interview, Professor Ronnie Coffman, Director of International Programs in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, reviews the activities scheduled in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the International Program, as well as a number of the on-campus activities that have been sustained during the life of the Program. Overseas activities that formed the basis of experience for Cornell are reviewed including the crop improvement and farm survey programs in China in the 1920s and the collaboration with the College of Agriculture of the University of The Philippines in the 1950s. The environment that fostered the establishment of the Program in 1963 as well as the numerous on-campus and overseas activities in subsequent years are explained in detail. Professor Emeritus Edwin Oyer, a former Director of the Program, interviewed Professor Coffman.
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    An Interview with Dr. Gelia Castillo
    Colle, Royal D.; Castillo, Gelia T. (2013-08-05)
    Many persons have been instrumental in building strong professional relations between Cornell University and the University of Philippines College of Agriculture at Los Baňos. Many came from the Philippines during the 1950s and 1960s to study agriculture and rural development as UPLB began its climb after the Second World War to become a major Asian university. Dr. Gelia T. Castillo was one of those who earned a PhD at Cornell in the 1960s and returned to The Philippines where she gained recognition as an international authority in agriculture and rural development. She earned her doctorate at Cornell in Rural Sociology which provided a foundation for her study of Filipino farmers. Her book All in a Grain of Rice is the first book written by a Filipino about the Filipino farmers' response to new agricultural technology. She is a consultant for the International Rice Research Institute and has held more than a dozen important science and technology administrative positions during her productive career. In July 2013, Royal Colle met Dr. Castillo in her home at Los Banos to interview her about her experiences at Cornell and her work with agricultural development in The Philippines.
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    Interview with Gracian Chimwaza, Director of Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA)
    Colle, Royal D.; Chimwaza, Gracian (2013-08-05)
    TEEAL is a digital library ( that has revolutionized agricultural research in the developing world ranging from Asia and Africa to Latin America. The Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell developed the library in 1999, working with important publishers and with funding from such organizations as USAID, the World Bank, UNESCO, and the Rockefeller Foundation. TEEAL provides digital access to more than 200 peer-reviewed international journals from some 60 major publishers. TEEAL has spread throughout Africa largely through the efforts of the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) which has served as a marketing and support agency for Mann in Africa. Emeritus Professor Royal Colle interviewed Gracian Chimwaza, ITOCA's executive director, during the 2013 World Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists, which was hosted by Mann Library. In this interview Chimwaza discusses the positive impact of TEEAL on researchers, faculty and students, the significance of new information technology in fostering the adoption of TEEAL in African countries, and the on-going relationship of Mann with ITOCA and the African community of agricultural scholars. Throughout the interview, the library is referred to as "TEEAL" which is the acronym for The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library.
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    A Conversation with David Robertshaw
    Robertshaw, David; DiSalvo, Frank (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-14)
    David Robertshaw was born in the UK and obtained his veterinary and PhD degrees from Glasgow University in Scotland. He was then recruited to Kenya on three different assignments the last being as the inaugural professor of veterinary physiology at the new University of Nairobi. He then became professor of physiology in the Biomedical Sciences program at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University Indiana and joined the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell after an appointment at Colorado State University. In 2000 he transferred to Weill Cornell Medical College and became the founding Associate Dean at the branch campus of the medical college established in Qatar. He retired in 2008 and was subsequently appointed as a Fulbright Specialist, his first assignment being to the new and first university in Nazareth in the Galilee region of Israel.