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Air Pollution's Connection to Infant Mortality

June 2020

The study of sub-Saharan Africa finds that a relatively small increase in airborne particles significantly increases infant mortality rates. A cost-effective solution may lie in an exotic-sounding...

Stanford researchers harness satellite imagery and AI to help fight poverty in Africa

May 2020

A new tool combines publicly accessible satellite imagery with AI to track poverty across African villages over time.

COVID-19 Could Exacerbate Food Insecurity Around the World, Stanford Expert Warns

May 2020

COVID-19 and other looming threats could make it much harder for people to access food. David Lobell, director of Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment, outlines likely scenarios and...

Marshall Burke Promoted to FSI Senior Fellow

May 2020

Burke’s research focuses on the social and economic impacts of environmental change, and on the economics of rural development in Africa.

The Political Economy of Water Delivery in India

April 2020

As part of a Center on Food Security and the Environment event, World Bank Country Director for India Junaid Ahmad discussed the political economy of water and managing service delivery in the...

Meeting Global Food Security Challenges with Innovation

April 2020

Agricultural and development economist Christopher B.

Researchers present their work at AGU 2019

December 2019

Each year, thousands of scientists from across the globe come together at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual fall meeting to share new findings and research on pressing topics facing our...

Reduced Soil Tilling Helps Both Soils and Yields, Stanford Researchers Find

December 2019

Agriculture degrades over 24 million acres of fertile soil every year, raising concerns about meeting the rising global demand for food.

When Food Insecurity Becomes a National Security Threat: A Conversation with David Beasley

October 2019

More than 820 million people around the world don’t have enough to eat and their hunger affects us all.

Microsatellite data can help double impact of agricultural interventions

October 2019

Data from microsatellites can be used to detect and double the impact of sustainable interventions in agriculture at large scales, according to a new study led by the University of Michigan.

Flood, Drought and Political Invasion: A Lament From Rural Iowa

September 2019

This posting, my eighth annual edition, comes again from our mid-sized corn, soybean, and cattle farm in Linn County, Iowa.  My wife and I may not be typical owners, but our farming operation is a...

How to Keep the Next Generation of Farmers in Business

July 2019

Not many people go into farming to get rich. Low commodity prices, high operational costs and limited profit opportunities cloud the outlook.

ESA Honors Rosamond Naylor

April 2019

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has named William Wrigley Professor and FSE Founding Director ROSAMOND NAYLOR as one of its 2019 Fellows.

Effects of Climate Change on Suicide Rates

March 2019

As global temperatures rise, climate change’s impacts on mental health are becoming increasingly evident.

Effects of Climate Change on Hunger

March 2019

As the climate changes, where plants grow best is predicted to shift.

Oceans and the Future of Food

January 2019

Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions and Center on Food Security and the Environment, together with Springer-Nature, are hosting a workshop focused on building a research agenda that, for the...

The Double-Edged Sword of Palm Oil

January 2019

Nearly ubiquitous in products ranging from cookies to cosmetics, palm oil represents a bedeviling double-edged sword.

Food system failures in our age of abundance

January 2019

Twelve-year-old Lena is growing up poor and malnourished on Chicago’s West Side. She buys Blue Juice and Hot Chips from the corner store on her way to school.

Connecting food and agriculture professionals

October 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.

Three new center directors look to the future at FSI

October 2018

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

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

September 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...

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

September 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,...

David Lobell and Marshall Burke Talk Food Security, Human Health and the Importance of Mitigation

September 2018

When it comes to food security, health and poverty, the impacts of climate change already are evident.

People

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow, Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship
Prashant Loyalka Senior Fellow, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education
Pamela Matson Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Environmental Studies, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, FSE Affiliated Faculty Professor, Earth Sciences, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute
Noah Diffenbaugh Kara J. Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Steven Gorelick Cyrus F. Tolman Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Stefano Ermon Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
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
Zhenong Jin Affiliated scholar
Elsa Ordway PhD candidate, Earth System Science
Christopher Seifert PhD student, Earth System Science