International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Recent Events

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World Food Economy: Two Perspectives

February 26, 2010

Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Gates Foundation, delivered a lecture to the World Food Economy class highlighting both his personal perspective on agricultural production growing up on a farm in Nebraska...

Climate and Agriculture in the Context of Copenhagen

November 21, 2009

Gerald Nelson, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI will be giving a talk on Climate and Agriculture in the Context of Copenhagen. Nelson received his PhD from Stanford University in 1982.

Climate Extremes and Crop Adaptation

June 28, 2009

In June 2009, a group of experts in climate science, crop modeling, and crop development gathered at Stanford University to discuss the major needs for successful crop adaptation to climate change....

Aquaculture Feeds: Future Demand and Pathways Toward Sustainable Feed Inputs

October 4, 2007

Most reduction fisheries that produce fishmeal and fish oil have already reached or exceeded sustainable catch levels and will be placed under further pressure as the aquaculture industry grows.

Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources in the Face of Climate Change

September 3, 2007

Conference report Agriculture is the human enterprise most dependent on climate and natural resources, and is thus the sector that has the most to gain or lose from short- or long-run changes in...

Food Security and the Environment

October 26, 2005

Brainstorming meeting congregating experts in the field of food security and the environment to identify key issues and the scienfitic questions that must be addressed within each particular field...

Global Transfer of Virtual Water and Nutrients Related to Industrialized Animal Production Systems

March 8, 2005

The global trade in grain and meat between nations is extensive and is projected to grow considerably in the short term.
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