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      New book offers insights into global food policy

      News / July 7, 2014
      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.
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      Weighing the value and risks of climate engineering

      News / July 3, 2014
      FSE's Roz Naylor and Eric Lambin contributed to a new paper on the risks and rewards of climate engineering in the journal Nature Climate Change.
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      Stanford students win global food security fellowships

      News / June 30, 2014
      One Ph.D. candidate and two undergraduates from Stanford have won competitive fellowships to study global food security issues.
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      Symposium brings top fisheries experts to Beijing

      News / May 30, 2014
      From May 13-15, 2014, FSE director Roz Naylor convened a meeting of leading global experts in fisheries, aquaculture and ocean science, to share research on how China's fish industry can meet the country's growing food security needs.
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      Tackling Malnutrition Among China's Rural Babies

      News / May 29, 2014
      FSI's Rural Education Action Program finds that half of rural babies in China are anemic, and many have cognitive and motor skill delays. A nutritional intervention program cut anemia rates substantially.
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      FSE Director is keynote speaker at Food Systems Summit

      News / May 28, 2014
      FSE Director Roz Naylor gave a keynote address at The University of Vermont's Food Systems Summit held in Burlington, VT on June 17-18. Naylor discussed her forthcoming edited volume on global food security.
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      European farmers face uncertainty in adapting to climate change

      News / May 19, 2014
      New research from Stanford scientists shows that farmers in Europe will see crop yields affected as global temperatures rise, but that adaptation can help slow the decline for some crops.
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      Has the Food Price Bubble Burst?

      News / May 5, 2014
      Has the food price bubble burst and if so, does it matter? FSE launches its new three-year Food and Nutrition Policy Symposium with a look at global food prices.
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      U.S. corn yields growing more vulnerable to heat and drought

      News / May 1, 2014
      U.S. corn yields are growing more sensitive to heat and drought, according to research by environmental scientist David Lobell. Farmers are faced with difficult tradeoffs in adapting to a changing climate in which unfavorable weather will become more common.
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      The Making of a Climate Report

      News / April 1, 2014
      FSE's David Lobell and Chris Field help build scientific consensus on climate change in the newest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report emphasizes the deep impacts climate change will have on global crop yields and food security.
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      Crop yields likely to fall with rising temperatures

      News / March 17, 2014
      FSE’s David Lobell finds that an increase of more than two degrees Celsius in average global temperature is likely to cause yields of wheat, rice and maize to fall throughout the 21st century. Early adaptation could increase projected yields by up to 15 percent.
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      Eyeglasses Boost Test Scores in Rural China

      News / March 11, 2014
      Test scores jump following a massive effort by FSI's Rural Education Action Program to screen the vision of 20,000 children in rural China. REAP scholars partnered with Chinese ophthalmologists and scores of graduate students to orchestrate the massive project, the first to examine vision problems in rural China.
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      At Stanford, IMF chief discusses promise, risk of global economy

      News / February 25, 2014
      Christine Lagarde says she is optimistic that the world’s economic leaders are committed to taking the steps that will guard against another large-scale financial collapse. But she’s worried that unless more sustainable jobs are created, economic disparities will increase.
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      Climate Change Threatens Food Security, Warns FSE Director

      News / December 13, 2013
      Director Roz Naylor spoke to the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting, attended by Governor Jerry Brown, on how climate change affects crop yields and food prices.
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      Child health in Kenya improves with access to clean water

      News / December 13, 2013

      Children in rural Kenya are more susceptible to disease and death the farther away they live from clean drinking water, according to Stanford researchers.

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      Big year for FSI's David Lobell

      News / September 25, 2013
      David Lobell was one of 24 MacArthur Fellows, for his research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security. He was also named to Foreign Policy's list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013.
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      GMOs could have a role in preventing hunger, says FSE director Roz Naylor

      News / September 10, 2013
      Consumers are wary of GMO crops, but FSE Director Rosamond Naylor says they may help fight hunger in the world's poorest places. She's part of a debate about genetically engineered food in Boston Review.
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      Stanford scholars find varying quality of education in BRICs

      News / August 20, 2013
      In an effort to create world-class university systems, Brazil, Russia, India and China are funneling resources to higher education institutions. FSI affiliates Martin Carnoy and Prashant Loyalka look at the effects of such an expansion and whether these grads can compete in the global knowledge economy.
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      Irrigation waters more than crops in Africa

      News / August 13, 2013

      A new study by Center on Food Security and the Environment researchers finds that smallholder irrigation systems - those in which water access (via pump or human power), distribution (furrow, watering can, sprinkler, drip lines, etc.), and use all occur at or near the same location - have great potential to reduce hunger, raise incomes and improve development prospects in an area of the

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      Commentary on "Water and Agriculture in a Changing Africa"

      Commentary / July 29, 2013

      I was honored and humbled to be asked to serve as a discussant for this final leg of the Gates Symposium Series, and in particular to have the opportunity to share the discussion with John Briscoe. The goal of this series is to understand how lessons from other times and places might inform an effective and sustainable effort to eliminate food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – the one region in the world where widespread lack of access to sufficient food is still deeply entrenched. Moreover, this series has focused on and featured speakers with extensive on-the-ground work.

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      Smallholder irrigation a development priority in sub-Saharan Africa

      News / July 24, 2013
      FSE study finds smallholder irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has great potential to reduce hunger, raise incomes, and improve development prospects. But investment is needed to better understand water resources and provide financial services to farmers.
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      Stuck in the mud: Stanford’s scholarly farmer on the soggy fortunes of Midwest growers

      News / July 16, 2013
      FSE deputy director Walter Falcon shares field notes from his farm in Iowa a year after the region experienced its worst drought in decades. Now farmers are recovering from the wettest spring on record, eclipsing the 1892 record. "The riskiness of farming is something to see in real time; it is also very instructive to listen as farmers talk about coping with uncertainty," writes Falcon.
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      Swinnen commentary on "How can trade improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa?"

      Commentary / July 11, 2013

      Johan Swinnen, Visiting Professor at Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Enviroment, comments on Kym Anderson's Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium paper on "How can trade improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa?".

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      World's staple crops to see increasing exposure to extreme heat, say Stanford researchers

      News / June 14, 2013
      Climate change is already affecting crop production around the world through rising temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns and increasing CO2 in the atmosphere. A new Stanford study published today in Environmental Research Letters examines extreme heat effects on crops during the flowering period and finds the world's staple crops are increasingly at risk.
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