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Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series

FSE's Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium series brought 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 addressed the major themes of hunger and rural poverty, agricultural productivity, resource and climate constraints on agriculture, and food and agriculture policy. The series focused on the implementation of sound policies that will enhance agricultural production, incomes, and resource stewardship. Videos from all lectures can be found below. 

Participants also wrote significant papers that bring together new, relevant thinking about a particular topic area. The culmination of the series was a published volume of edited papers, Frontiers in Food Policy

Finally, FSE worked with Stanford's Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) to create a unit of high school lesson plans 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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The series is funded by a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation