Food Security

Scholarly Publications

Food Security in Indonesia: Defining the Issues

December 1991

Solar-powered Drip Irrigation Enhances Food Security in the Sudano-Sahel

January 2010

Meeting the food needs of Africa's growing population over the next half-century will require technologies that significantly improve rural livelihoods at minimal environmental cost.

Other Publications

Joachim von Braun (ed.), Employment for Poverty Reduction and Food Security

November 1997

Rapid expansion of employment in low-income countries is one of the biggest challenges of development.

Prioritizing climate change adaptation needs for food security - Policy Brief

December 2008

The potential impact of climate change on the world’s poor is a topic with wide and growing interest, but there remains much uncertainty about how specifically to adapt to a changing climate.

News

Climate change a threat to Indonesian agriculture, PNAS study says

May 2007

A new study published May 8th in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) finds that Indonesian rice agriculture is greatly affected by short-run climate variability, and could be...

Stanford-Cargill partnership strengthens to address food security issues

November 2011

Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) has received a $2 million grant from Cargill, a second gift from the company that raises its total contribution to FSE to $5 million...

Cohen's 10-week Google.org course on poverty and development now available on YouTube

March 2008

Full video of the Google.org course on poverty and development that Program on Global Justice Director Joshua Cohen moderated from September to November 2007 is now available online at YouTube.com....

Events

Food Security and the Environment

October 26, 2005

Brainstorming meeting congregating experts in the field of food security and the environment to identify key issues and the scienfitic questions that must be addressed within each particular field...

Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources in the Face of Climate Change

September 3, 2007

Conference report Agriculture is the human enterprise most dependent on climate and natural resources, and is thus the sector that has the most to gain or lose from short- or long-run changes in...

Modeling the Effects of Climate Change on Maize Pests and Pathogens and Food Security in East Africa

April 22, 2010

The main goal of this meeting is to develop an interdisciplinary research proposal to be submitted later this year to NSF or USDA.

Projects

Deadly Connections: Climate, Disease, Poverty and Conflict

Violent conflicts claim 3,000 lives per day through wars, bombings and attacks that dominate the news media.
English

Climate and Agriculture: Models, Impacts, and Adaptation Strategies

There is little disagreement now that the climate is changing, and that such changes could fundamentally affect humanity's collective ability to feed itself.
English

Global Education Network on Food Policy, Food Security, and the Environment

Providing food security for a world that will be warmer, more populous, and continually developing requires the implementation of sound policies that enhance food and agricultural consumption,...
English

Multimedia

Improving Food Security in the 21st Century: What are the Roles for Firms and Foundations

February 2011

Inaugural Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium.

Can Sustainable Intensification Feed the World?

February 2015

Professor Sir Gordon Conway visited Stanford University on February 10, 2015 to discuss the importance of sustainable intensification of agriculture to feed the world in the face of obstacles such as population growth, shifting diets, land and...

Benin solar market gardens: video gallery

March 2012

This video gallery features the success story of a women's farming group in Nothern Benin who through the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps increased household income and nutritional intake in just one year.

People

Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
David Lobell Senior Fellow Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Ling Cao Research scholar
Sam Heft-Neal Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Esha Zaveri Postdoctoral scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science
Zhenong Jin Postdoctoral scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science
Barry Riley Visiting Scholar
Ertharin Cousin Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Visiting Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment
Jennifer Burney Visiting Fellow
Lori McVay FSE Associate Director for Finance and Administration
Matt Higgins Research Staff