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Stanford scholars cross disciplines to tackle global food security

July 2014

A team of 19 experts from across campus come together to explore the many facets of food security in a new book edited by FSE director Roz Naylor.

Calculating the risk of slowing crop yields

July 2014

New research from FSE associate director David Lobell shows that the chance of a global slowdown in agricultural yield growth in the next 20 years is significantly higher due to global warming.

New book offers insights into global food policy

July 2014

A new book edited by FSE director Roz Naylor and deputy director Walter Falcon brings together 21 of the leading global experts on food security and food policy.

Weighing the value and risks of climate engineering

July 2014

FSE's Roz Naylor and Eric Lambin contributed to a new paper on the risks and rewards of climate engineering in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Stanford students win global food security fellowships

June 2014

One Ph.D. candidate and two undergraduates from Stanford have won competitive fellowships to study global food security issues.

Symposium brings top fisheries experts to Beijing

May 2014

From May 13-15, 2014, FSE director Roz Naylor convened a meeting of leading global experts in fisheries, aquaculture and ocean science, to share research on how China's fish industry can meet the...

Tackling Malnutrition Among China's Rural Babies

May 2014

FSI's Rural Education Action Program finds that half of rural babies in China are anemic, and many have cognitive and motor skill delays.

FSE Director is keynote speaker at Food Systems Summit

May 2014

FSE Director Roz Naylor gave a keynote address at The University of Vermont's Food Systems Summit held in Burlington, VT on June 17-18.

European farmers face uncertainty in adapting to climate change

May 2014

New research from Stanford scientists shows that farmers in Europe will see crop yields affected as global temperatures rise, but that adaptation can help slow the decline for some crops.

Has the Food Price Bubble Burst?

May 2014

Has the food price bubble burst and if so, does it matter? FSE launches its new three-year Food and Nutrition Policy Symposium with a look at global food prices.

U.S. corn yields growing more vulnerable to heat and drought

May 2014

U.S. corn yields are growing more sensitive to heat and drought, according to research by environmental scientist David Lobell.

Growing crops on photovoltaic solar farms is a 'win-win' situation

April 2014

A new model for solar farms that "colocates" crops and solar panels could result in the harvesting of valuable biofuel crops in addition to sunlight.

The Making of a Climate Report

April 2014

FSE's David Lobell and Chris Field help build scientific consensus on climate change in the newest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Crop yields likely to fall with rising temperatures

March 2014

FSE’s David Lobell finds that an increase of more than two degrees Celsius in average global temperature is likely to cause yields of wheat, rice and maize to fall throughout the 21st century....

Eyeglasses Boost Test Scores in Rural China

March 2014

Test scores jump following a massive effort by FSI's Rural Education Action Program to screen the vision of 20,000 children in rural China.

At Stanford, IMF chief discusses promise, risk of global economy

February 2014

Christine Lagarde says she is optimistic that the world’s economic leaders are committed to taking the steps that will guard against another large-scale financial collapse.

Climate Change Threatens Food Security, Warns FSE Director

December 2013

Director Roz Naylor spoke to the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting, attended by Governor Jerry Brown, on how climate change affects crop yields and food prices.

Child health in Kenya improves with access to clean water

December 2013

Children in rural Kenya are more susceptible to disease and death the farther away they live from clean drinking water, according to Stanford researchers.

Big year for FSI's David Lobell

September 2013

David Lobell was one of 24 MacArthur Fellows, for his research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security.

GMOs could have a role in preventing hunger, says FSE director Roz Naylor

September 2013

Consumers are wary of GMO crops, but FSE Director Rosamond Naylor says they may help fight hunger in the world's poorest places.

Stanford scholars find varying quality of education in BRICs

August 2013

In an effort to create world-class university systems, Brazil, Russia, India and China are funneling resources to higher education institutions.

Irrigation waters more than crops in Africa

August 2013

A new study by Center on Food Security and the Environment researchers finds that smallholder irrigation systems - those in which water access (via pump or human power), distribution (furrow,...

Commentary on "Water and Agriculture in a Changing Africa"

July 2013

I was honored and humbled to be asked to serve as a discussant for this final leg of the Gates Symposium Series, and in particular to have the opportunity to share the discussion with John Briscoe....

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