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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.

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.

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.

Institutions and supply chains help shape Brazil’s soybean boom

November 2012

A new study out of Stanford University examines the role of institutions and supply chain conditions in Brazil’s booming soybean industry and the relationship between soy yields and planted area....

Block changes to Brazil's forest code

August 2011

Brazil’s House of Representatives last month approved profound changes to the Forest Code, a series of laws to regulate the country’s land use.

Sweetening biofuel production

April 2011

Fields of sugarcane lower the air temperature compared with fields of soybeans, maize or pasture, according to a study involving Stanford researchers.

Untapped data from Africa predicts corn peril if temperatures rise

March 2011

A team led by FSE fellow David Lobell has found a valuable, untapped resource in historical data from crop yield trials conducted across sub-Saharan Africa.

New FSE publication examines the impacts, costs, and opportunities for sustainable agriculture in Brazil

December 2010

In this paper, FSE visiting fellow Luiz Martinelli, along with FSE director Rosamond Naylor, Peter Vitousek, and Paulo Moutinho, contrasts the country's agricultural system with its oppressive...

Commodities for Export Still Threaten Rainforests in Brazil

September 2010

We find your conclusion premature that there is no longer a direct correlation between food production in Brazil and deforestation in the Amazon (Nature 466, 554-556; 2010).

FSE study finds most new farmland comes from cutting tropical forest

September 2010

A new study led by FSE post-doctoral scholar Holly Gibbs shows that more than 80 percent of the new farmland created in the tropics between 1980 and 2000 came from felling forests, which sends...

New report reveals the environmental and social impact of the 'livestock revolution'

March 2010

A new report by an international research team explores the impact of the global livestock industry on the environment, the economy and human health.

Balancing act in global fertilizer use: Science report

June 2009

A new report in the journal Science, co-authored by FSE scholars, examines the delicate balancing act between too much and two little fertilizer use.

Martinelli to join FSE as Visiting Fellow

April 2009

Luiz Martinelli, a biogeochemist at the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil, will join FSE as a Visiting Fellow in winter 2009/10. Dr.

Without public investment, the food crisis will only get worse, Naylor, Falcon say in Boston Review

September 2008

FSE director Rosamond Naylor and deputy director Walter Falcon discuss the food crisis in a lead article in the September/October 2008 issue of Boston Review.

Gates Foundation gives $3.8 Million to Stanford University for biofuels, food security research

December 2007

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Agricultural Development Program has awarded Stanford University's Program on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) and a team of collaborators $3.8...

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

April 2006

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

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 ...

Walter Falcon featured in the world hunger documentary ''Silent Killer: The Unfinished Campaign Against Hunger''

October 2005

The film, hosted by NPR's Scott Simon, offers a compelling examination of both the problem and solutions surrounding world hunger.