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Health and the Environment

Scholarly Publications

Satellite-based assessment of yield variation and its determinants in smallholder African systems

February 2017

The emergence of satellite sensors that can routinely observe millions of individual smallholder farms raises possibilities for monitoring and understanding agricultural productivity in many...

The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

November 2016

Over the last two decades global production of soybean and palm oil seeds have increased enormously.

Factors explaining the low and variable profitability of fertilizer application to maize in Zambia

October 2016

It is widely recognized that an “African green revolution” will require greater use of inorganic fertilizers.

News

How China is Poised for Marine Fisheries Reform

January 2017

As global fish stocks continue sinking to alarmingly low levels, a joint study by marine fisheries experts from within and outside of China concluded that the country’s most recent fisheries...

Stanford researchers find 15 million children in high-mortality hotspots in Sub-Saharan Africa

October 2016

Stanford researchers have determined that more than 15 million children are living in high-mortality hotspots across 28 Sub-Saharan African countries, where death rates remain stubbornly high...

USAID Releases 2016 Global Food Security Act Strategy

October 2016

"Right now, the world is closer than ever before to ending global hunger, undernutrition, and extreme poverty, but significant challenges and opportunities remain, including urbanization, gender...

Projects

Rural Health & Development at the Food-Water Nexus

More than two-thirds of the population in Africa must leave their home to fetch water for drinking and domestic use.
English

Rethinking the Balance Between Future Obesity and Malnutrition with Climate Change

As India's middle class has expanded, the nation's public health concerns have shifted. Obesity rates have risen, coinciding with a surge in diabetes.
English

Solar Market Gardens as a Tool for Rural Development

In the northern region of Benin, in the Sudano-Sahel region of West Africa, the dry season between rains can last six to nine months at a time.
English

Multimedia

Interview: Pamela Ronald

January 2017

 Pamela Ronald is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis.

Pamela Ronald, Tomorrow’s Table: Ecologically-based Farming, Plant Genetics and the Future of Food

January 2017

   Pamela Ronald is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis.

Video: Roz Naylor at the Farm Tank 2016 Sustainable Protein Panel

September 2016

The Sustainable Protest Panel from the 2016 Farm Tank Summit, featuring: Moderator: Tom Philpott, Food and Ag Correspondent, Mother JonesKeynote: Sheila Bowman, Seafood Watch Manager of Culinary & Strategic Initiatives, Monterey Bay Aquarium•...

People

Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics