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Connecting food and agriculture professionals

Q&A / October 12, 2018

The recently launched Stanford Alumni in Food & Ag group aims to bring together Stanford graduates with a background or interest in food and agriculture issues. Tannis Thorlakson, one of the group’s creators, works as the environmental lead for Driscoll’s in the U.S. and Canada, and recently earned her Ph.D. from Stanford’s E-IPER program. She hopes the group will help alumni stay connected with cutting-edge research and stay up-to-date on news within the food and agriculture space.

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Three new center directors look to the future at FSI

News / October 2, 2018

FSI's three new center directors, Anna Grzymala-Busse, Colin Kahl, and David Lobell, outline their vision.

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Marshall Burke Interview: "The Future of Everything with Russ Altman"

News / September 26, 2018

Marshall Burke, assistnat professor of Earth system science and deptuy director at the Center on Food Security and the Enviroment shares his insights on how climate change is already impacting human behavior and what interventions are cost effective when it comes to combating the global change in climate.

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Notes from an Iowa Farm: Prices, Politics, and Precipitation

News / September 24, 2018

These field notes constitute my seventh summer report from our Iowa farm.  As readers of prior postings may remember, my wife and I own a medium-sized farm in east-central Iowa that produces corn, soybeans, and beef from a cow-calf herd.

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Climate change projected to increase insect-driven crop loss

News / August 31, 2018

But new research is showing that climate change is expected to accelerate rates of crop loss due to the activity of another group of hungry creatures — insects. A paper published Aug. 31 in the journal Science reports that insect activity in today's temperate, crop-growing regions will rise along with temperatures. Researchers project that this activity, in turn, will boost worldwide losses of rice, corn and wheat by 10-25 percent for each degree Celsius that global mean surface temperatures rise.

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Indirect child casualties of conflict far outnumber direct combatant deaths in Africa

News / August 30, 2018

More children die from the indirect impact of armed conflict in Africa than those killed in the crossfire and on the battlefields, according to a new study by Stanford researchers. The study is the first comprehensive analysis of the large and lingering effects of armed conflicts — civil wars, rebellions and interstate conflicts — on the health of noncombatants.

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Saving the world’s food and water supplies with Ertharin Cousin

Q&A / August 13, 2018

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that former U.S. Ambassador and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin will return for a second year at Stanford. We caught up with Cousin to ask about her plans for this upcoming school year.

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Stanford researchers find warming temperatures could increase suicide rates across the U.S. and Mexico

News / July 23, 2018

Suicide rates are likely to rise as the earth warms, according to new research published July 23 in Nature Climate Change. The study, led by Stanford economist Marshall Burke, finds that projected temperature increases through 2050 could lead to an additional 21,000 suicides in the United States and Mexico.

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David Lobell Named Gloria and Richard Kushel Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment

News / July 5, 2018

The Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) is pleased to announce Professor David B. Lobell will step in as the Gloria and Richard Kushel Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment Sept. 1, 2018. Lobell succeeds Rosamond L.

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Poor air quality responsible for one in five infant deaths in sub‑Saharan Africa

News / June 27, 2018

In 2015, exposure to particulate matter in sub-Saharan Africa led to 400,000 otherwise preventable infant deaths, according to a new Stanford study. The research, published this week in Nature, finds that even modest improvements in air quality could lead to substantial reductions in infant mortality in developing countries.

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New Stanford study suggests climate mitigation could yield trillions in economic benefits

News / May 23, 2018

Failing to meet climate mitigation goals laid out in the U.N. Paris Agreement could cost the global economy tens of trillions of dollars over the next century, according to new Stanford research. The study, published in Nature, is one of the first to quantify the economic benefits of limiting global warming to levels set in the accord.

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Notes From the Farm: Blue Skies and Dark Clouds

Commentary / September 18, 2017

September means that it is time again for my annual Iowa farm report, the sixth edition in this series. As readers of prior postings will remember, my day job is Professor of International Agricultural Policy at Stanford University. However, my wife and I also own a 200-acre farm near Marion, Iowa, where we spend summers watching over corn, soybean, and alfalfa fields, and gazing out at a growing cow-calf herd.

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Ertharin Cousin, Former US Ambassador and World Food Programme Director, Joins Stanford as Visiting Scholar

News / August 29, 2017

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that former U.S. Ambassador and World Food Programme (WFP) Director Ertharin Cousin will serve as this year’s Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer and Visiting Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE).  

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FSE in the Field: Casey Maue Oil Palm Research in Ghana

News / June 27, 2017

Casey Maue, a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources alogn with Woods Institute Senior Fellow, Erica Plambeck, spent time this spring examining the oil palm supply chain in Ghana. Casey is a 3rd year PhD student and is advised by FSE Director Roz Naylor and FSE Senior Fellow Marshall Burke. Casey's research focuses on the economic dimensions of agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the economic impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector.

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India’s groundwater future is at stake

News / May 10, 2017

Since the 1960s, India’s groundwater irrigation has increased dramatically, playing an important role in its economy and people’s lives — supporting livelihoods of over 26 crore farmers and agricultural labourers who grow over a third of India’s foodgrains. These benefits, however, have come at the cost of increased pressure on groundwater reserves. 

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Stanford researchers measure African farm yields using high-resolution satellites

News / February 13, 2017

Stanford researchers have developed a new way to estimate crop yields from space, using high-resolution photos snapped by a new wave of compact satellites.

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Rebuttal to “A revisit to fishmeal usage and associated consequences in Chinese aquaculture”

News / January 27, 2017

As authors of “China’s aquaculture and the world’s fisheries” (Cao et al., Science, 2015), we would like to dispute several claims presented in “A revisit to fishmeal usage and associated consequences in Chinese aquaculture” (Han et al.,§ Reviews in Aquaculture, 2016), as the latter seriously misrepresents the intent and substance of  our Science paper.

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How China is Poised for Marine Fisheries Reform

News / January 17, 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 conservation plan can achieve a true paradigm shift in marine fisheries management – but only if the Chinese government embraces major institutional reform.

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