Center on Food Security and the Environment
Courtesy of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Who We Are
Stanford University’s Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) addresses critical global issues of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation. Our long-term goals focus on designing new approaches to solving food security’s global challenges by building an evolving research portfolio with a team of experts in relevant scientific, economic, and policy areas. FSE is a joint effort of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
A majority of the roughly 800 million hungry people in the world depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Improving agricultural productivity is central to alleviating hunger. We seek to generate solutions that address feeding the world without destroying the environment in the process.
We offer courses for graduate and undergraduate students at Stanford interested in issues of hunger, rural development, global resource and environmental degradation, agricultural technology, climate impacts on food security, and agricultural trade and policy.