Investment

Scholarly Publications

Corn Economy of Indonesia, The

December 1987

This book, based on fieldwork carried out by a team of American and Indonesian economists, investigates Indonesia's potential for maize production.

Climate Change and Food Security: Adapting Agriculture to a Warmer World

December 2010

Roughly a billion people around the world continue to live in state of chronic hunger and food insecurity.

Biotechnology in the Developing World: A Case for Increased Investments in Orphan Crops

February 2004

This article examines the opportunities for using several forms of modern biotechnology to improve orphan crops in developing countries.

Other Publications

Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation

May 2010

Although China and the United States are the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, China’s emissions on a per capita basis are significantly lower than those of the U.S.: in 2005, per capita...

News

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...

New Program on Food Security and the Environment Tackles Global Hunger and Environmental Destruction

March 2006

This past autumn the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) in conjunction with the Woods Institute for the Environment launched a program on Food Security and the Environment ...

FSE receives $3 million from Cargill to support visiting fellows, program activities

June 2008

FSE is very happy to announce a five-year, $3 million donation from Cargill in support of a visiting fellows program and other program activities.

Events

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...

Why Has Africa Been Slow in Developing its Agriculture?

April 7, 2011

This talk will focus on the investment and policy strategies needed for a dynamic agricultural sector, and how conditions in Africa differ from those in Asia.

Managing Food Price Volatility: Approaches at the Global, National and Household Levels

May 26, 2011

What does price instability have to do with food security? Price spikes hurt poor consumers, price collapses hurt farmers, and price risks reduce investment.

Projects

Land Tenure and Property Rights in Sub-Saharan African Countries: Understanding the Legal Implications of Large-Scale Land Investments

This research area explores the national and international land and water laws that govern land tenure and property rights in sub-Saharan African countries, with the aim of understanding how large...
English

Remote sensing approaches to improving aid targeting and understanding aid effectiveness

This project aims to develop and test remote-sensing based approaches to gathering two typesof aid-relevant data: data on agricultural productivity and data on household assets, with a focus on Sub...
English

Multimedia

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.

Doomsday Vaults, Genebanks and Plant Breeding in the Age of Climate Change

May 2015

On May 6, 2015 Dr. Cary Fowler visited Stanford to speak about his life's work preserving crop genetic diversity to protect the global food supply from the future impacts of climate change.

Interview: Dr. Cary Fowler

May 2015

On May 6, Dr.

People

seifert headshot Christopher Seifert PhD student, Earth System Science