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Video: Understanding the limits of crops under extreme heat

April 2013

FSE associate director David Lobell delivers a lecture on "Understanding the limits of crops (and models) under extreme heat" as part of UC Davis' Climate-Smart Agriculture conference.

David Lobell talks about heat and hunger at ASU

March 2013

FSE associate director David Lobell delivers a lecture on "Heat and Hunger" as part of Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability's sustainability series.

Corn getting thirstier with climate change

March 2013

A new study led by FSE associate director David Lobell finds water stress may be the main culprit behind diminishing crop yields at higher temperatures.

Debating the future of food in Africa

February 2013

Africa owns 60% of the world’s uncultivated land suited for crop production, but accounts for 30% of the world’s malnourished and only 3% of global agricultural exports.

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 has a few more questions for the candidates

October 2012

As a follow up to the FSI piece on five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney, FSE fellows ask a few additional food security related questions.

There is no food security without health and nutrition

October 2012

Expanding food production and even alleviating poverty does not guarantee food security, health and nutrition.

The elephant in the warming room: food & climate

October 2012

Food security expert David Lobell talks with Stanford's Generation Anthropocene about the wide range of problems our changing climate will have on agriculture and the prospects for creating a...

Jennifer Burney named National Geographic Explorer of the Week

September 2012

In a Q&A with National Geographic FSE fellow Jennifer Burney talks about her continued work on solar irrigation gardens in Benin, West Africa, and other insights into the spirited personality...

Climate change adaptation: Lessons from 2012

September 2012

The Chicago Council's Global Agricultural Development Initiative hosted a series of comments on the drought, including one from FSE Associate Director and environmental earth system scientist David...

FSE postdoctoral scholar receives Fulbright award

September 2012

Sharon Gourdji, postdoctoral scholar at Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Environment, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to assess climate change adaptation strategies for maize...

Field notes from an Iowa farm

August 2012

The American Midwest is suffering through the driest summer in decades, and Stanford economist Walter Falcon is watching the corn wither in his fields.

Food security, climate change and climate variability focus of Stanford-led symposium at AAAS

February 2012

FSE director Roz Naylor leads symposium on the compound effects of climate change and climate variability on food security at the annual meeting of the 2012 American Association for the Advancement...

Geoengineering and global food supply

January 2012

New research led by Carnegie's Julia Pongratz, and supported by FSE center fellow David Lobell, examines the potential effects that geoengineering the climate could have on global food production....

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...

Stanford-Cargill partnership strengthens to address food security issues

November 2011

Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) has received a $2 million grant from Cargill, a second gift from the company that raises its total contribution to FSE to $5 million...

Kofi Annan warns of worldwide hunger, political unrest if climate change persists

November 2011

The former United Nations secretary-general and Nobel Peace Prize winner called a lack of food security for nearly 1 billion of the world’s population “an unconscionable moral failing” that is also...

A walk on the wild side

October 2011

Over much of the world, the growing season of 2050 will probably be warmer than the hottest of recent years, with more variable rainfall.