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Peter Hobbs

Peter Hobbs

Adjunct Professor;Associate Director IP-CALS academic program

611 Bradfield Hall
(607) 255-1904

I am a crop scientist and agronomist with 30 years of experience with IRRI and CIMMYT, two CG centers working mainly on rice and wheat systems and conservation agriculture in South Asia. I am presently an adjunct Professor in CSS and also an International Professor teaching various courses on international agriculture systems, agroforestry and GMO`s. in August 2010 I became the new Associate Director for IP-CALS for academic and professional studies.

Outreach and Extension Focus

Member of Cornell's project in Afghanistan working with two groups:
1. Afghan Universities on curriculum and course content.
2. GPFA, an NGO working on agroforestry issues in the country

Member of Cornell's Pulse CRSP USAID funded project working in Kenya

Member of Cornell's SANREM CRSP USAID funded project. Working on conservation agriculture issues in Zambia

Teaching Focus

10 courses related to Tropical cropping systems, traditional agriculture, international agriculture and rural development and a course on GMO's. Plus an International Development seminar in both semesters.

8 courses related to Tropical cropping systems, traditional agriculture, international agriculture and a course on GMO's. Plus an International Development seminar in bot semesters.

6 Crop courses and International agriculture with focus on tropical, traditional, agroforestry systems plus seminars.

Scientific Writing course for Indian Students

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Book Chapters

  • Hobbs, P., & Osmanzai, M. (2011). Important Rainfed Farming Systems of South Asia. p. 603-643 Rainfed Farming Systems Tow, P.G., I.M. Cooper, I. Partridge, C.J. Birch (ed.), Springer , Dordrecht, Netherlands.
  • Hobbs, P., & Govaerts, B. (2010). How Conservation Agriculture can contribute to Buffering Climate Change. p. Chapter 10: 177-199; http://bookshop.cabi.org/Uploads/Books/PDF/9781845936334/9781845936334.pdf Climate Change and Crop Production Matthew Reynolds (ed.), CABI, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.
  • Hobbs, P. (2010). Increasing the Efficiency of Food Production: The Need to Adopt Resource Conserving Technologies. p. 1-17 Satsa Mukhapatra-Annual Technical Issue Bhowmick, S.M.K (ed.), Roy Enterprises, Kolkata/West Bengal/India.

Conference Proceedings

  • Lellis Vieira, A. C., Nicholson, C. F., & Hobbs, P. (2011). Rural Development and System Dynamics: An Ex Ante Evaluation of Conservation Agriculture to improve Dairy Farming Systems in the Brazilian Para'ba Do Sul Valley. IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Din‡mica de Sistemas Y II Congreso Brasile–o de Din‡mica de Sistemas. 16,17 y 18 de Noviembre Universidad de Brasilia Brasilia-DF, Brasil..
  • Sims, B. G., Hobbs, P., & Gupta, R. (2009). Policies and Institutions to Promote the Development and Commercial Manufacture of Conservation Agriculture Equipment. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture. ICAR/FAO, ICAR/FAO, New Delhi, India 308-328 p.