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Jane Maland Cady
Jane Maland Cady
Jane Maland Cady is International program director at The McKnight Foundation. Read her bio here.

Research for Resilience: How Farmer Centered Research Powers Ecological Solutions

  “The more we build bridges to understand each other, the further we will propel research and solutions.” – Jane Maland Cady Jane Maland Cady, Director of the International Program, joined Food Tank to host a webinar on April 12, titled “Research for Resilience: How Farmer Centered Research Powers Ecological Solutions.” The talk discussed how […]

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Building Communities of Practice in Crop Research

  To spur change at the systems level, it is critical to involve many individuals and institutions that work within that system, facilitating the sharing of information and knowledge. This has been a core belief of McKnight’s Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) for many years. Our assessment, however, is that cross-sector collaboration, learning, and networking have […]

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People, Place, & Possibility: McKnight’s International Grantmaking in Pictures

    New photo book and exhibition showcase McKnight’s international work   Below is international program director Jane Maland Cady’s foreword from People, Place, and Possibility, a joint publication and exhibition recently produced by The McKnight Foundation. The exhibition is currently on view at the Cynthia Binger Boynton gallery at McKnight’s offices. The book is available to […]

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Collaborative Crop Research Program Looks Back

  New report reviews three decades of strengthening food security Since the early 1980s, The McKnight Foundation has funded agricultural research around the globe with the goal to help farmers feed their families and communities. A recently completed history of the Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) delves into the origins of the program from the […]

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Jane Maland Cady: Andes Community of Practice, 10 years of learning and collaboration

McKnight’s Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) works through communities of practice in different parts of the world, reflecting McKnight’s commitment to place-based grantmaking and learning from those doing the work on the ground. Each community of practice (CoP) emphasizes networking, learning, and collective action through strategies driven by local needs and opportunities, training and technical […]

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