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Rural Health & Development at the Food-Water Nexus

More than two-thirds of the population in Africa must leave their home to fetch water for drinking and domestic use.
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Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series

*/ FSE's Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium series brought the world's leading policy experts in the fields of food and agricultural development to Stanford to participate in an...
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Food Price Spikes in a Warming World

There are reasons to expect more frequent price spikes, given that it will be more common to see conditions that are considered extreme. Other factors could dampen rises, however, including...
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Rethinking the Balance Between Future Obesity and Malnutrition with Climate Change

As India's middle class has expanded, the nation's public health concerns have shifted. Obesity rates have risen, coinciding with a surge in diabetes.
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Solar Market Gardens as a Tool for Rural Development

In the northern region of Benin, in the Sudano-Sahel region of West Africa, the dry season between rains can last six to nine months at a time.
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Evolving US Energy Policies: Promise or peril for tropical conservation

Tropical forests store more than 340 billion tons of carbon, which is 40 times the total current worldwide annual fossil fuel emissions.
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Global Education Network on Food Policy, Food Security, and the Environment

Providing food security for a world that will be warmer, more populous, and continually developing requires the implementation of sound policies that enhance food and agricultural consumption,...
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Agricultural applications of multi-year remote sensing

While remote sensing has been widely used for broad-scale production forecasts and early famine warning, its potential contribution to agricultural management is still far from realized.
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Deadly Connections: Climate, Disease, Poverty and Conflict

Violent conflicts claim 3,000 lives per day through wars, bombings and attacks that dominate the news media.
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Social and environmental transformation in Chile's aquaculture industry, 1950-2000

Chile's once-fledgling salmon aquaculture industry is now the second largest in the world. Since 1990, the industry has grown 24-fold and now annually exports more than half-a-million tons of fish...
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China's Impact on Forage Fisheries: Aquaculture and feed use in China

Forage fish supplies are limited and pressure on them is increasing, in large part due to China’s dominant demand for fishmeal for aquaculture feeds.
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Prioritizing Investments in Food Security Under a Changing Climate

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.
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Climate Change and Conflict: What are the links and where is the evidence?

Despite recent high-level statements suggesting that climate change could worsen the risk of civil conflict, until now we had little quantitative evidence linking the two. Unfortunately, our study...
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Agricultural Lives of the Poor

This project seeks to summarize, systematize, and make publicly available basic data on the agricultural production and consumption behavior of the global poor.
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Biofuels and Food Security in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: Pathways of impacts and assessments of investments

Biofuel development contributes most effectively to rural income growth when you can have vertical integration. People all along the value chain have to be making money.
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Biomass Energy: The climate protective domain

Biomass energy sources are among the most promising, most hyped, and most heavily subsidized future energy sources.
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Climate and Agriculture: Models, Impacts, and Adaptation Strategies

There is little disagreement now that the climate is changing, and that such changes could fundamentally affect humanity's collective ability to feed itself.
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Modeling of waste dispersal associated with marine aquaculture production

We discovered that the state of the natural environment around fish pens can dramatically affect how far waste plumes travel from the source.
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Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Exploring the Connections between Food Production, Health, Environmental Resources, and International Security

This project involves political scientists, economists, and medical researchers to address the question of whether hunger, poverty, disease and agricultural resource constraints foster civil...
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Globalization, Trade, and the Environment: The case of Brazil

Soybean production has become a significant force for economic development in Brazil, but has come at the cost of expansion into non-protected forests in the Amazon and native savanna in the...
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Biofuels, Climate, and Global Food Markets

Biofuels are a hot topic in both the academic literature and the popular press.
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Orphan crops

Orphan (or minor) crops are those crops which are typically not traded internationally but which can play an important role in regional food security.
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Fertilizer Use and the Epidemiology and Evolution of Cholera in Bangladesh

The use of chemical fertilizers in developing countries made possible the Green Revolution, and as a result many regions once visited by periodic famines are now food self-sufficient.
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People

Elsa Ordway PhD candidate, Earth System Science
Christopher Seifert PhD student, Earth System Science
Rodrigo Pizarro Visiting Scholar
Katrina ole-MoiYoi Affiliated scholar
Anthony Louis D'Agostino Affiliated scholar
Barry Riley Visiting Scholar
Jennifer Burney Affiliated scholar
Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Wolfram Schlenker Visiting Scholar
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE
Quentin Grafton Affiliated scholar