For Coffee Farmers, Diversification Key to Sustainability

UVM researchers partner with smallholder coffee farmers Mexico and Nicaragua to improve livelihoods, reduce food insecurity, and strengthen the sustainability of the global coffee market.
man drawing a map with woman looking over his shoulder

When walking into a meeting of the Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC), a research collaborative based at UVM, it is likely you will be greeted by the sweet, familiar aroma of freshly brewed coffee.

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UVM Launches New Doctoral Program in Sustainable Development

The University of Vermont has launched a new doctoral program in Sustainable Development Policy, Economics and Governance. The new program will equip a rising generation of action-oriented researchers with the skills they’ll need to address sustainable development challenges in local, state, national and global communities. 

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Photo composite of the six researchers whose projects received COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund funding

Gund Supports Six COVID-19 Research Projects

The Gund Institute for Environment at UVM today announced six research projects supported by the Gund COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund. 

From an analysis of risks facing global refugees to an investigation of how environmental beliefs influence infection rates, these projects target the social and ecological impacts or drivers of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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