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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.

Institutions and supply chains help shape Brazil’s soybean boom

November 2012

A new study out of Stanford University examines the role of institutions and supply chain conditions in Brazil’s booming soybean industry and the relationship between soy yields and planted area....

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.

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...

Small farmers can make the most of Africa's land

January 2012

Improve smallholder productivity and put idle cropland to work, say international development experts.

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.

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...

U.S. ethanol policy major contributor to global food price volatility

October 2011

U.S. ethanol policy may be the single most significant contributor to world food price instability, states a Stanford study on the global costs of American ethanol.

Lecture to focus on agricultural economics in Africa

April 2011

Agriculture in Africa has grown steadily for the past 15 years.

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?

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.

Program on Food Security and the Environment: A climate ripe for high food prices?

September 2008

The recent run-up in global food prices is wreaking well-documented havoc throughout the developing world.

Without public investment, the food crisis will only get worse, Naylor, Falcon say in Boston Review

September 2008

FSE director Rosamond Naylor and deputy director Walter Falcon discuss the food crisis in a lead article in the September/October 2008 issue of Boston Review.

Fuel, food at odds in global food crisis, say FSE directors Naylor and Falcon

May 2008

Energy self-sufficiency at home can mean widespread starvation abroad, FSE director Roz Naylor and deputy director Wally Falcon write in a May 18 San Francisco Chronicle op-ed.

FSI's New Program on Food Security and the Environment Tackles Global Hunger and Environmental Destruction

April 2006

This past autumn, the Freeman Spogli Institute ( FSI ) in conjunction with the Woods Institute for the Environment launched a program on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) to address the...

New Program on Food Security and the Environment Tackles Global Hunger and Environmental Destruction

March 2006

This past autumn the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) in conjunction with the Woods Institute for the Environment launched a program on Food Security and the Environment ...

At climate symposium, Kennedy posits global warming as most serious worldwide threat

June 2004

Speaking at a June 24 joint conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, CESP senior fellow Donald Kennedy warned of the pressing need to address...

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