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The Double-Edged Sword of Palm Oil

January 2019

Nearly ubiquitous in products ranging from cookies to cosmetics, palm oil represents a bedeviling double-edged sword.

Connecting food and agriculture professionals

October 2018

The recently launched Stanford Alumni in Food & Ag group aims to bring together Stanford graduates with a background or interest in food and agriculture issues.

Notes from an Iowa Farm: Prices, Politics, and Precipitation

September 2018

These field notes constitute my seventh summer report from our Iowa farm.  As readers of prior postings may remember, my wife and I own a medium-sized farm in east-central Iowa that produces corn,...

David Lobell and Marshall Burke Talk Food Security, Human Health and the Importance of Mitigation

September 2018

When it comes to food security, health and poverty, the impacts of climate change already are evident.

How More Carbon Dioxide In The Air Could Lead To More Human Disease

July 2018

The rising level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere means that crops are becoming less nutritious, and that change could lead to higher rates of malnutrition that predispose people to various...

Feeding Africa and the World in the 21st Century

December 2017

Food security experts from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) gathered to discuss transforming food production in Africa at Stanford on Nov. 29.

Revolutionizing Food Security in Africa

November 2017

Food security experts from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) will gather at Stanford for meetings and a symposium on transforming food production on that continent. R.S.V.P by...

Notes From the Farm: Blue Skies and Dark Clouds

September 2017

September means that it is time again for my annual Iowa farm report, the sixth edition in this series.

FSE in the Field: Casey Maue Oil Palm Research in Ghana

June 2017

Casey Maue, a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources alogn with Woods Institute Senior Fellow, Erica Plambeck, spent time this spring examining the oil...

Tropical Oil Crops - a More Sustainable Future?

February 2017

An interview with authors of the “The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution” predicts the future of soy and palm oil booms by examining the past and present.

Stanford researchers measure African farm yields using high-resolution satellites

February 2017

Stanford researchers have developed a new way to estimate crop yields from space, using high-resolution photos snapped by a new wave of compact satellites. The approach, detailed in the Feb.

Milestones, Markets and Malaise

September 2016

It is now the end of summer for what has been a milestone year for my wife and me. This essay, itself a mini-milestone, is the fifth annual report from our farm.

Monitoring crops from space

November 2015

 As Earth's population grows toward a projected 9 billion by 2050 and climate change puts growing pressure on the world's agriculture, researchers are turning to technology to help safeguard the...

Roz Naylor gives opening talk at Global Food Security Conference

October 2015

FSE director Roz Naylor will give the opening plenary lecture at the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security on October 12, 2015 at Cornell University.

A Global Perspective on Food Policy

October 2015

Read the original post on Medium.com:A Global Perspective on Food PolicyI applaud Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador, and Olivier de Schutter for advocating the introduction of a...

Rolling Through Iowa

September 2015

It is the end of summer and time for another Iowa report. My wife and I own a medium-sized farm in East Central Iowa that produces corn and soybeans, and beef from a cow/calf herd.

David Lobell named William Wrigley Senior Fellow

May 2015

FSE deputy director David Lobell has been named the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI...

FSE director Roz Naylor to give Ned Ames Honorary Lecture

April 2015

FSE director Roz Naylor has been selected to deliver the 6th annual Ned Ames Honorary Lecture at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY on Friday, April 24.

Understanding market participation among Kenyan dairy farmers

March 2015

A new statistical model developed by Stanford researcher Bill Burke helps identify barriers that keep farmers in Kenya from participating in the dairy industry.

Crop yield research by David Lobell named best of 2014

March 2015

A July 2014 research paper co-authored by FSE deputy director David Lobell is one of 25 articles selected by the editors of the scientific journal Environmental Research Letters to be featured in...

Pioneer of sustainable agriculture calls for intensification of farming

February 2015

In a lecture to the Stanford community Tuesday night, Professor Sir Gordon Conway argued that sustainably intensifying agriculture, especially in Africa, is the only way to feed a growing global...

Climate change could expand double cropping in the U.S.

February 2015

In a new study in the journal Environmental Research Letters, Stanford PhD student Christopher Seifert and professor David Lobell find that between 1988 and 2012, the area of farmland in the United...

Blowin' in the wind: Dispatches from the Iowa farm

September 2014

It is August again, and my wife and I are back on our farm.

People

Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Steven Gorelick Cyrus F. Tolman Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Zhenong Jin Affiliated scholar
Elsa Ordway PhD candidate, Earth System Science
Christopher Seifert PhD student, Earth System Science
George Azzari Affiliated scholar
Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Anthony Louis D'Agostino Affiliated scholar
Katrina ole-MoiYoi Affiliated scholar
Pamela Ronald Affiliated scholar
Vincent Tanutama Research Data Analyst, Center on Food Security and the Environment