On Wednesday, November 7, Jeff Milder, a DNR graduate (MSc 2005 and PhD 2010), spoke as a part of the CIIFAD Seminar Series on Perspectives in International Development. Dr. Milder gave his talk on “Mainstreaming Eco-Standards for Tropical Agricultural Commodities: Impacts and Implications.”
Dr. Milder is a visiting fellow in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University and Director of Research for EcoAgriculture Partners. He is currently leading the three-year (2011-2013) Global Review on the science and practice of ecoagriculture as part of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. He also directs EcoAgriculture Partners’ research on innovations in payment for ecosystem services, agricultural eco-standards, and integrated landscape planning. Previously, Dr. Milder conducted research on land use-biodiversity relationships in pasture-dominated agricultural mosaics of Central America, and in rural landscapes in the United States. Prior to joining EcoAgriculture Partners in 2006, he founded and managed the sustainable planning practice at Daylor Consulting Group, a design firm based in Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Milder holds MSc and PhD degrees in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a BA in Earth Sciences from Harvard University.
This seminar series is co-sponsored by the Departments of Crop and Soil Sciences, Natural Resources, The Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and Food Systems and Poverty Reduction (IGERT).