Month: October 2015

Congratulations to Rachel Bezner Kerr and the rest of our curriculum team

Congratulations to Rachel Bezner Kerr and the rest of our curriculum team for placing 3rd at the Atkinson Center’s 2015 Trustee Council pitch and poster contest. Rachel did a smashing job presenting our integrated, participatory curriculum on Agroecology, Climate Change, Nutrition, and Social Equity that we developed this summer in Malawi. It […]

Family Medicine Global Health Workshop

Busy in her last year at Weill Cornell Medical College, Natalie Krumdieck found time to escape from neurology to share some intriguing data from Pith Moromo with colleagues at a Family Medicine Global Health Workshop. Her analyses are the beginning of more in-depth work on […]

Oooooh, SNAP!

Many of our Singida Nutrition and Agroecology Project (SNAP) team members were able to reunite at the McKnight Foundation’s annual Collaborative Crop Research Community of Practice meeting in Arusha. SNAP investigators there included Clara Mollay and Ika Martin from Nelson Mandela University, Elias Mtinda from Action Aid Tanzania, and Vicky Santoso and I, from Cornell. We had a terrific time learning about other agroecological studies and finalizing the details for our SNAP baseline survey launch in January 2016. And we all enjoyed Vicky’s terrific presentation on the formative work to date on the relationships between gender equity, food insecurity, and infant feeding in Singida, Tanzania. Even the heavens approved!

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Rabbit farming to reduce food insecurity!?!?!

The Pith Moromo team will begin a small exploratory study of the role of smallholder rabbit farming to reduce food insecurity and improve income. To do this, we will be partnering with a small community-based organization, Pamoja. They are currently facilitating rabbit farming amongst vulnerable […]