Security

Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the implications of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. 

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Food Security in Indonesia: Defining the Issues

December 1991

Solar-powered Drip Irrigation Enhances Food Security in the Sudano-Sahel

January 2010

Meeting the food needs of Africa's growing population over the next half-century will require technologies that significantly improve rural livelihoods at minimal environmental cost.

Health Impact Assessment of Global Climate Change: Expanding upon Comparative Risk Assessment Approaches for Policy Making

April 2008

Climate change is projected to have adverse impacts on public health. Cobenefits may be possible from more upstream mitigation of greenhouse gases causing climate change.

Climate Change and Food Security: Adapting Agriculture to a Warmer World

December 2010

Roughly a billion people around the world continue to live in state of chronic hunger and food insecurity.

Using El Nino/Southern Oscillation Climate Data to Predict Rice Production in Indonesia

December 2001

Despite the strong signal of El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events on climate in the Indo-Pacific region, models linking ENSO-based climate variability to seasonal rice production and food...

Using forecasts from national and regional El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) models to improve Indonesian food security

November 2003

El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events have a dominate influence on rice output and markets in Southeast Asia.

Combining Field Surveys, Remote Sensing and Regression Trees to Understand Yield Variations in an Irrigated Wheat Landscape

January 2005

Improved understanding of the factors that limit crop yields in farmers' fields will play an important role in increasing regional food production while minimizing environmental impacts.

Using Climate Models to Improve Indonesian Food Security

December 2004

El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events exert significant influence on Southeast Asian rice output and markets.

Agriculture Decision-Making in Indonesia with ENSO Variability: Conference poster

September 2005

The combined forces of El NinoSouthern Oscillation (ENSO) eventsand global warming are likely to have dramatic effects on future cropproduction and food security in Indonesia and other tropical...

Losing the Links Between Livestock and Land

December 2005

Global meat production is becoming increasingly industrialized, spatially concentrated, and geographically detached from the agricultural land base.

Rethinking Food Security for the 21st Century

December 2005

In this article, we examine why concerns about food security have diminished, at least relative to earlier periods.

Crop Science Research to Assure Food Security

December 2001

This book includes keynote invited papers from the Third International Crop Science Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, in August 2000.

Cultivated Land Conversion and Potential Agricultural Productivity in China

October 2006

In China there is a growing debate on the role of cultivated land conversion on food security.

Climbing the development ladder: Economic development and the evolution of occupations in rural China

December 2006

Global Scale Climate-Crop Yield Relationships and the Impacts of Recent Warming

March 2007

Changes in the global production of major crops are important drivers of food prices, food security and land use decisions.

Our Daily Bread: Without public investment, the food crisis will only get worse

September 2008

During the eighteen months after January 2007, cereal prices doubled, setting off a world food crisis. In the United States, rising food prices have been a pocketbook annoyance.

Producing and Procuring Horticultural Crops with Chinese Characteristics: A Case Study in the Greater Beijing Area

October 2006

The supermarket revolution has arrived in China and is spreading as fast as or faster than anywhere in the world.

Project Timeline: Program for the Study of Biofuels, Poverty and Food Security

February 2007

A concept note about setting up an international program for studying the effects of the emergence of biofuels on global poverty and food security.  The recent global expansion of biofuels...

The Ripple Effect: Biofuels, Food Security, and the Environment

November 2007

The integration of the agricultural and energy sectors caused by rapid growth in the biofuels market signals a new era in food policy and sustainable development.

International trade in meat - The tip of the pork chop

December 2007

This paper provides an original account of global land, water and nitrogen use in support of industrialized livestock production and trade, with emphasis on two of the fastest growing sectors, pork...

Prioritizing Climate Change Adaptation Needs for Food Security in 2030

December 2008

Investments aimed at improving agricultural adaptation to climate change will inevitably favor some crops and regions over others.

The Structural Transformation and the Changing Role of Agriculture in Economic Development

December 2007

This is the story of a powerful historical pathway of structural transformation that is experienced by all successful developing countries; of highly important and diverse approaches to coping with...

Is it Africa's Turn? Progress in the World's Poorest Region

May 2008

By the turn of this century, sub-Saharan Africa had experienced twenty-five years of economic and political disaster.

People

Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
img 6115 crop Esha Zaveri Affiliated Scholar
burney1 Jennifer Burney Affiliated scholar
Ling Cao Ling Cao Affiliated scholar
Lori headshot Lori McVay FSE Associate Director for Finance and Administration