New book offers insights into global food policy

A new book edited by FSE director Roz Naylor and deputy director Walter Falcon brings together 21 of the leading global experts on food security and food policy.

Frontiers in Food Policy: Perspectives on sub-Saharan Africa is a compilation of research stemming from the Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series, hosted at Stanford from 2010-2013 by the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE).

The new volume, like the original lecture series, convenes policy experts from around the world in the fields of food and agricultural development, for a comprehensive dialogue on pro-poor growth and food security policy.

Together, the contributing authors examine the major themes of hunger and rural poverty, agricultural productivity, resource and climate constraints on agriculture, and food and agriculture policy. With a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, the volume also draws on lessons from other parts of the world, notably Asia. 

With the goal of making the book's research insights accessible to a broad global audience, FSE self-published the Frontiers in Food Policy through CreateSpace, and company. Readers can purchase the volume for under $10 through Amazon, CreateSpace and other online sellers. Individual chapters are also freely available in PDF format, and videos of each of the fifteen symposium series lectures are accessible on the FSE website.

The lecture series and book volume were funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.