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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.

NCSE conference links environment and security, new strategies needed

January 2012

FSE director Roz Naylor participated in the lead plenary session integrating climate, energy, food, water, and health at the 12th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment.

Adapting agriculture to a warmer world

December 2011

David Lobell, Assistant Professor in Stanford’s Department of Environmental Earth System Science, says that acknowledging the gaps in our understanding of climate change could help us to more...

Fighting hunger in Africa with new methods of irrigation

December 2011

Stanford scientists are calling for investments in small-scale irrigation projects and hydrologic mapping in sub-Saharan Africa to help buffer growers from erratic weather and poor crop yields that...

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.

Farmer networks key to agricultural innovation in developing countries

June 2011

New technologies can improve agricultural sustainability in developing countries, but only with the engagement of local farmers and the networks they depend on, Stanford researchers say in a recent...

Breaking the persistent cycles of ultra-poverty in rural Africa

May 2011

Cornell University's Christopher Barrett, an expert in poverty and international development, addressed the economics of poverty and agriculture in rural Africa.

FSE researchers examine the interactions between food-energy-water-climate

April 2011

Stanford experts celebrated Earth Day with an interactive and provocative afternoon of panels and discussions focused on humanity's needs for and use of food, energy, water, and environment....

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.

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.

Scientists identify new implications of perennial bioenergy crops

February 2011

Research shows a conversion from annual to perennial bioenergy crops has broader implications beyond just the impacts on carbon.

Food's Footprint: Agriculture and Climate Change

February 2011

"Food's Footprint: Agriculture and Climate Change" presentation by Jennifer Burney, a President's Postdoctoral Fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego...

FSE senior fellow Scott Rozelle on China's ability to meet increasing demand

February 2011

FSE senior fellow Scott Rozelle weighs in on the question: Will China be able to continue to boost production sufficiently to meet increasing demand for meat?

Large-scale fish farm production offsets environmental gains

November 2010

New scientific tool, GAPI, assesses impact of global aquaculture. FSE research associate Alice Chiu on the advisory committee that pulled together this new tool and report.

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.

Perennial Questions of Hydrology and Climate

October 2010

THE POLICY FORUM BY J. D. GLOVER ET AL. ("INCREASED FOOD AND ecosystem security via perennial grains," 25 June, p.

FSE Visiting Fellow Henning Steinfeld studies ways to reduce environmental impacts of livestock production

September 2010

Steinfeld, head of the livestock sector analysis and policy branch of FAO, joined the FSE team in June as FSE's new visiting scholar for the summer.

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.

Half of the fish consumed globally is now raised on farms

September 2009

Aquaculture now accounts for half of the fish consumed globally, according to a recent study released by Stanford's Program on Food Security and the Environment.