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India’s groundwater future is at stake

May 2017

Since the 1960s, India’s groundwater irrigation has increased dramatically, playing an important role in its economy and people’s lives — supporting livelihoods of over 26 crore farmers and...

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.

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.

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.

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...

Indian wheat yields gain but reaching limit

November 2012

Wheat is a staple crop throughout much of India, but in many areas it is commonly sown past the optimum yield window.

International climate action needed now, says top UN official

November 2012

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visits Stanford to set the stage for international climate talks taking place in Doha, Quatar later this month.

FSE visiting scholar on extreme weather, economics and interdisciplinary learning

August 2012

Is this summer's drought a glimpse of our future under a changing climate, and how are rising prices affecting the world’s poor?

Stanford researcher distills threats and benefits of Indonesia's palm oil revolution

July 2012

The rapid expansion of Indonesian palm oil plantations is causing alarming rates of deforestation while promising wealth and development in a country where help is badly needed.

Commentary on "India 1960-2010: Structural change, the rural non-farm sector, and the prospects for agriculture"

June 2012

Commentary on Hans Binswanger-Mkhize's symposium on "India 1960-2010: Structural change, the rural non-farm sector and the prospects for agriculture".

An optimistic Indian future depends on a strong rural economy

May 2012

Despite accelerating economic growth in India over the last thirty years, India’s structural transformation remains stunted, said economist Hans Binswanger-Mkhize at a May 10 FSE symposium on...

Biofuels have mixed impacts on food security

April 2012

In the first decade of the 21st century, global production of ethanol and biodiesel increased nearly tenfold. If that trend continues, says Rosamond L.

Small farmers can make the most of Africa's land

January 2012

Improve smallholder productivity and put idle cropland to work, say international development experts.

Gates Foundation's Jeff Raikes and Cargill's Greg Page on improving global food security

March 2011

February 10th marked the launch of FSE’s Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium series.

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.

Food price volatility and the world's poor

January 2011

In a paper released December 20 in Population and Development Review, FSE director Rosamond Naylor and deputy director Walter Falcon provide insight into the causes and consequences of volatile...

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...

Program on Food Security and the Environment to build a global education network on agriculture and the environment

July 2010

Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, FSI's program on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) will begin in winter 2011 a twelve lecture series bringing the world's...

FSI faculty win Environmental Venture Project grants

June 2010

The Woods Institute for the Environment has awarded four new Environmental Venture Project grants for interdisciplinary projects promoting global sustainability.

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.

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Tannis Thorlakson Ph.D. student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
Katrina ole-MoiYoi Affiliated scholar