FSE's Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium series brings the world's leading policy experts in the fields of food and agricultural development to Stanford to participate in an integrated, twelve-lecture series on pro-poor growth and food security policy. Participants are addressing the major themes of hunger and rural poverty, agricultural productivity, resource and climate constraints on agriculture, and food and agriculture policy. The emphasis of the series is on the implementation of sound policies that will enhance agricultural production, incomes, and resource stewardship. Videos from past lectures can be found below.
Participants are also writing significant papers that bring together new, relevant thinking about a particular topic area. At the end of the series, a volume of edited papers on international food security and food policy issues will be published. All program products will be freely available on the FSE website.
Finally, FSE has been working with Stanford's Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) to put together a high school unit on global food policy and food security in the 21st century. The unit is free to download and can be found here.
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Symposium videos (also available for download on Stanford iTunes under Collections -> Global Food Policy and Food Security and on FSE's YouTube channel FoodSecuritySU):
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- April 7, 2011 - Why Has Africa Been Slow in Developing its Agriculture?, Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- April 27, 2011 - Assisting the Escape from Persistent Ultra-Poverty in Rural Africa, Christopher Barrett, Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, International Professor of Agriculture, Cornell University
- May 26, 2011 - Managing Food Price Volatility: Approaches at the global, national, and household levels, Peter Timmer, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Development Studies, Emeritus, Harvard University
- October 6, 2011 - African Agricultural R&D and Productivity Growth in a Global Setting, Prabhu Pingali, Deputy Director, Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Philip Pardey, Professor of Science and Technology, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
- November 10, 2011 - Food Security is a Global Challenge, Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
- December 8, 2011 - Climate Change and Agricultural Adaptation, David Lobell, Assistant Professor, Environmental Earth System Science, and FSE Center Fellow, Stanford University
- January 12, 2012 - Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture: Toward the identification of appropriate rural development strategies, Thom Jayne, Professor of International Development, Michigan State University
- April 11, 2012 - Biofuels: The changing nature of agricultural demand, Roz Naylor, Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University
- May 10, 2012 - Structural Change and the Future of Indian Agriculture, Hans Binswanger-Mkhize, Adjunct Professor at School of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing
- October 11, 2012 - Linkages Between Food Systems and Human Health in Africa, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, Cornell University
- January 23, 2013 - How Can Trade Improve Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa?, Kym Anderson, George Gollin Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide; Professor of Economics, Australian National University
- February 5, 2013 - Africa's Food Systems in 2030, Paul Collier, Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University and Derek Byerlee, Director, 2008 World Development Report
- April 17, 2013 - China's Agricultural Development Policies: Are there lessons for Africa?, Scott Rozelle, Helen H. Farnsworth Senior Fellow, co-director Rural Education Action Program (REAP), Stanford University
- May 23, 2013 - Water and Agriculture in a Changing Africa: What might be done?, John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering, Harvard University
The series is funded by a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.