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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...

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.

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

July 2018

The Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) is pleased to announce Professor David B.

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.

Monitoring crops from space

November 2015

 As Earth's population grows toward a projected 9 billion by 2050 and climate change puts growing pressure on the world's agriculture, researchers are turning to technology to help safeguard the...

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.

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.

Growing crops on photovoltaic solar farms is a 'win-win' situation

April 2014

A new model for solar farms that "colocates" crops and solar panels could result in the harvesting of valuable biofuel crops in addition to sunlight.

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....

Climate Change Threatens Food Security, Warns FSE Director

December 2013

Director Roz Naylor spoke to the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting, attended by Governor Jerry Brown, on how climate change affects crop yields and food prices.

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.

Stuck in the mud: Stanford’s scholarly farmer on the soggy fortunes of Midwest growers

July 2013

FSE deputy director Walter Falcon shares field notes from his farm in Iowa a year after the region experienced its worst drought in decades.

Seeds of Sustainability wins 2013 ESA Sustainability Science Award

June 2013

The Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee was unanimous in its recommendation that the Seeds of Sustainability team of authors (which included seven FSE affiliates) receive this year's award....

Bringing a green and blue revolution to Africa

May 2013

Food and water security in sub-Saharan Africa remain a challenge despite the region’s abundance of arable land and untapped water resources.

FSE Fulbright scholar leads climate adaptation workshops in Colombia

May 2013

Sharon Gourdji spent three months this winter down in Colombia at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) as a Fulbright Scholar studying climate impacts on bean production in...

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.

Corn getting thirstier with climate change

March 2013

A new study led by FSE associate director David Lobell finds water stress may be the main culprit behind diminishing crop yields at higher temperatures.

Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

February 2013

When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education...

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
Tannis Thorlakson Ph.D. student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
George Azzari Affiliated scholar
David S. Battisti Affiliated scholar
Rodrigo Pizarro Visiting Scholar
Vincent Tanutama Research Data Analyst, Center on Food Security and the Environment