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Viva La Papa: 20 Years of Collaboration for Sustainable Food Systems in the Andes

Potato guardians and researchers in Peru are working together to grow Indigenous knowledge, livelihoods, and power through a 20-year-old Andes Community of Practice, creating just and agroecological food systems across the region and globe.

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Courageous Character: Katherin Mesa

Katherin Meza grew up in Huancayo, a city in the Mantaro Valley in the central highlands of Peru where she returned to work as a soil scientist with Grupo Yanapai and doctoral student at Colorado State University. Her mission: to build recognition of the importance of agroecological soil management and the role of smallholder farmers in growing just Andean food systems.

Unsung Heroes

The McKnight Foundation, in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, announces four Minnesotans as recipients of the 2023 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Award.

Tonya Allen

“The Presidents’ Council is catalyzing a growing movement of investors putting the full weight of our considerable resources behind our missions to deliver a prosperous, just, resilient economy for all.”

—Tonya Allen, President

Stories of Climate Progress and Hope in Minnesota

Hear directly from the advocates who secured the state’s largest-ever investments in clean energy, environmental justice, and transit—making Minnesota a national climate leader—and find out how 100% clean energy went from impossible to inevitable.

2023 McKnight Scholar Awards

The Board of Directors of The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience is pleased to announce it has selected ten neuroscientists to receive the 2023 McKnight Scholar Award. This is the first year McKnight makes these awards under the program’s new guidelines, which place additional emphasis on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion to enhance the excellence and impact of our work.

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