I am delighted to announce the launch of Food Security and the Environment (FSE) as a full-scale research center effective September 1, 2011. A joint entity of FSI and the Woods Institute, FSE was established in 2006 with core faculty from the former Center for Environment Science and Policy. Ably led by Director Rosamond L. Naylor and Deputy Director Walter P. Falcon, FSE has experienced rapid growth since its inception, developing an innovative and compelling research agenda while attracting an impressive record of funding from foundations, federal agencies and individual donors.
We will honor the launch of FSE as a full-scale research center at FSI's upcoming fall conference, "Redefining Security Along the Food/Health Nexus" on November 10, 2011. Please join me in congratulating Roz and her team on this new center's successes and the expectation of many more productive years ahead.