Food, Fiber and Fuel Research and Resources
Cornell University, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in particular, is committed to agricultural and food systems research and extension programs that advance systems perspectives, sustainability, economic development, and environmental stewardship. Interdisciplinary approaches are sought that integrate quantitative thinking and qualitative understanding, building capacity to understand and help solve important problems locally and across the globe. The University and CALS strategic plans outlines these priorities in more detail.
As the Land Grant University for New York State, part of Cornell's mission is to provide education, outreach and applied research specifically for the benefit of New York's citizens, communities and landscapes. The university also has a strong international focus to its mission, particularly in the developing world. Mann Library shares these commitments, promoting innovations in information systems and services for sustainable development in New York state and beyond.
This community has been created by Mann Library to help foster cross-disciplinary research related to issues of sustainability. A wide variety of students, faculty, and staff at Cornell have or are pursuing studies, research or outreach work related to food, fiber and fuel systems. This work is central to answering questions around sustainability.
Many of the materials produced by individuals and projects related to these topics are either unpublished or scattered across the web in forms such as white papers, journal articles, conference proceedings, extension publications and fact sheets. This community is an attempt to pull these materials together in one place to assist interdisciplinary study, research and outreach.
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This community is maintained by Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University. As part of the Land Grant University at Cornell, we are committed to supporting its mission of providing education, outreach and applied research for the benefit of New York's citizens, communities and landscapes.
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Collections in this community
Materials related to the study of local and regional food systems.
(2009-12-24)A well connected local food system creates new jobs in the agricultural and processing sectors, increases tax revenue and contributes to vibrant local economies in New York State. The lack of appropriately scaled local ...
(2009-08-19)This thesis conceptualizes the transformation of food from a source of cultural and social reproduction into a commodity for speculation and bargaining as a central component of neoliberal agricultural reforms. Within this ...
(2009-07-02)This honors thesis considers the main lines of agrarian transformation in Mozambique in the context of two major political and social transitions: from the period of late colonial rule to the post-independence socialist ...
(2009-05-22)The Container and the Contained explores the motivations, meanings, and methods of functional preservation planning through a case-study examination of three food market districts: Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington; ...
(Natural Resources Journal, 2001)Application of sewage sludges to agricultural lands is increasing. This use represents an economical disposal option and provides the benefit of recycling the nutrients and organic matter sludges contain. The practice, ...