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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...

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.

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.

How More Carbon Dioxide In The Air Could Lead To More Human Disease

July 2018

The rising level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere means that crops are becoming less nutritious, and that change could lead to higher rates of malnutrition that predispose people to various...

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

May 2018

Failing to meet climate mitigation goals laid out in the U.N.

Tropical Oil Crops - a More Sustainable Future?

February 2017

An interview with authors of the “The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution” predicts the future of soy and palm oil booms by examining the past and present.

New grant for palm oil research

June 2015

A research team led by FSE director Rosamond Naylor has won a $400,000 multi-year grant to study how to create sustainable palm oil supply chains that promote economic growth and environmental...

Stanford scholars cross disciplines to tackle global food security

July 2014

A team of 19 experts from across campus come together to explore the many facets of food security in a new book edited by FSE director Roz Naylor.

Calculating the risk of slowing crop yields

July 2014

New research from FSE associate director David Lobell shows that the chance of a global slowdown in agricultural yield growth in the next 20 years is significantly higher due to global warming.

Symposium brings top fisheries experts to Beijing

May 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...

Tackling Malnutrition Among China's Rural Babies

May 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.

Has the Food Price Bubble Burst?

May 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.

U.S. corn yields growing more vulnerable to heat and drought

May 2014

U.S. corn yields are growing more sensitive to heat and drought, according to research by environmental scientist David Lobell.

Crop yields likely to fall with rising temperatures

March 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....

Eyeglasses Boost Test Scores in Rural China

March 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.

Big year for FSI's David Lobell

September 2013

David Lobell was one of 24 MacArthur Fellows, for his research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security.

Stanford scholars find varying quality of education in BRICs

August 2013

In an effort to create world-class university systems, Brazil, Russia, India and China are funneling resources to higher education institutions.

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

June 2013

Climate change is already affecting crop production around the world through rising temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns and increasing CO2 in the atmosphere.

Discussant comments on “China’s Agricultural Development and Policies: Are There Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa?”

May 2013

China is indeed an intriguing potential role model for developing nations in quest of rapid economic growth and successful poverty reduction.

Expert says Obama's food aid reform has good ideas, bad chance for passage

April 2013

FSE visiting fellow and food aid expert Barry Riley comments on the importance of the President's new food aid reforms, chances of passage, and the US's current role in international food aid.

Scott Rozelle on How Agriculture Vitalized China's Economy

April 2013

Over the last thirty years, China’s rural income per capita has risen an astounding 20 times.

Stanford scientists help shed light on key component of China's pollution problem

February 2013

A new study co-authored by FSE affiliated faculty Peter Vitousek reveals, among other findings, that amounts of nitrogen deposited on land and water in China by way of rain, dust and other carriers...

Breeding wheat for a warmer future

December 2012

Scientists are making progress in helping millions of wheat farmers adapt to hotter conditions, but the gains have been uneven, according to a new study co-authored by FSE researchers David Lobell...

People

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
Prashant Loyalka Senior Fellow, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education
Yi Zhao PhD student, Earth System Science
Tannis Thorlakson Ph.D. student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
David S. Battisti Affiliated scholar
Katrina ole-MoiYoi Affiliated scholar
Ling Cao Affiliated scholar
Vincent Tanutama Research Data Analyst, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Matthew Boswell Special Programs, REAP