This program aims to strengthen university training in policy analysis for the food systems, with emphasis on developing countries, using a social entrepreneurship approach. The social entrepreneurship approach involves participatory training based on class-room presentations and discussions of cases of real policy issues facing policy-makers for use in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The approach attempts to simulate real policy-making situations within an analytical and conceptual learning environment, employing a hands-on, participatory environment in which the students are taught to be social entrepreneurs.

This website includes a large number of cases, which can be downloaded free of charge by instructors, students and other interested parties worldwide. The cases are organized by sub-topics corresponding to the chapters of the supporting textbook (available for purchase at Cornell University Press and online bookstores). The cases are in PDF format and downloading will require a copy of the Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded free of charge.

Feedback on the cases and their use is welcome at globalfoodsystem@cornell.edu.

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  • Sustainable Development of Agro-Industrial Sector and Food Security of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Process of Integration into the Eurasian Economic Union 

    Yakubovich, Ekaterina; Yenikeyeva, Zalina (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2016)
    The integration of the Kyrgyz Republic into the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will permit the country to most optimally combine the diversity of natural, economic, intellectual, and other resources into a single system. ...
  • Miami Rice in Haiti: Virtue or Vice? 

    Phillips, Erica; Watson, II, Derrill D. (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2011)
    Critics of free trade often use Haiti as a poster child for failed trade liberalization policies. In 2010, 15 years after the second round of trade liberalization in Haiti, U.S. President Bill Clinton, who was instrumental ...
  • Vietnam's Aquaculture Trade: Food Safety and Sanitation Issues 

    Thanh, Le Ha; Chuong, Pham Hong (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2010)
    Vietnam's rapidly increasing seafood exports have made a significant contribution to the country's economic development over the past few years, largely as a result of vastly increased production from aquaculture. Currently, ...
  • Tariff Escalation in World Agricultural Trade 

    Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
    Tariff escalation, a common practice in international commodity trade, refers to a situation where tariffs are zero or low on primary products and increase, or escalate, as products undergo processing. It causes the price ...
  • Meeting Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Standards: What Can China Do? 

    Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
    It is widely recognized that rising sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards have created numerous obstacles to the international exchange of agricultural commodities. The issue is of particular importance for developing ...

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