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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.

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.

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.

European farmers face uncertainty in adapting to climate change

May 2014

New research from Stanford scientists shows that farmers in Europe will see crop yields affected as global temperatures rise, but that adaptation can help slow the decline for some crops.

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....

At Stanford, IMF chief discusses promise, risk of global economy

February 2014

Christine Lagarde says she is optimistic that the world’s economic leaders are committed to taking the steps that will guard against another large-scale financial collapse.

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.

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

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.

Global Food Security: An uphill battle that must be won

November 2011

Stanford Law graduate student Sam Sasan Shoamanesh op-ed piece on the inspiring keynote speech delivered this past Thursday by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Dilution no automatic solution for coastal fish farm waste

April 2011

Aquaculture is a booming industry, but that means effluent from fish farms will be booming, too.

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.

David Lobell named Google Science Communications Fellow

March 2011

FSE Center Fellow David Lobell named one of 21 Google Science Communications Fellows. These fellows were elected from a pool of applicants of early to mid-career Ph.D.

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 welcomes Cargill visiting fellow Awudu Abdulai to Stanford University

October 2010

Abdulai, originally from Ghana and chair of food economics at the University of Kiel, Germany, will be our Cargill visiting scholar from October 2010-March 2011.

Naylor in Spain with the Advisory Committee of the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation

September 2010

FSE director Roz Naylor is among a talented group of advisors in Spain for the annual meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation.

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.

Ensuring a sustainable future for U.S. ocean fish farming

December 2009

In an Op-Ed featured on Huffington Post, aquaculture specialist and FSE director, Rosamond Naylor, supports a newly proposed House bill, the National Sustainable Offshore Aquaculture Act.

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