Agriculture

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The impact of agricultural interventions can be doubled by using satellite data

October 2019

Feeding a growing population while reducing negative environmental impacts is one of the greatest challenges of the coming decades.

The role of irrigation in changing wheat yields and heat sensitivity in India

September 2019

Irrigation has been pivotal in wheat’s rise as a major crop in India and is likely to be increasingly important as an adaptation response to climate change.

Integrating satellite and climate data to predict wheat yield in Australia using machine learning approaches

May 2019

Wheat is the most important staple crop grown in Australia, and Australia is one of the top wheat exporting countries globally.

Smallholder maize area and yield mapping at national scales with Google Earth Engine

May 2019

Accurate measurements of maize yields at field or subfield scales are useful for guiding agronomic practices and investments and policies for improving food security.

Water Use Efficiency as a Constraint and Target for Improving the Resilience and Productivity of C3 and C4 Crops

April 2019

The ratio of plant carbon gain to water use, known as water use efficiency (WUE), has long been recognized as a key constraint on crop production and an important target for crop improvement.

Satellite mapping of tillage practices in the North Central US region from 2005 to 2016

February 2019

Low-intensity tillage has become more popular among farmers in the United States and many other regions.

Crop type mapping without field-level labels: Random forest transfer and unsupervised clustering techniques

January 2019

Crop type mapping at the field level is necessary for a variety of applications in agricultural monitoring and food security.

Oil palm expansion and deforestation in Southwest Cameroon associated with proliferation of informal mills

January 2019

Oil palm expansion resulted in 2 million hectares (Mha) of forest loss globally in 2000–2010.

Decentralization and the environment: Assessing smallholder oil palm development in Indonesia

January 2019

Indonesia’s oil palm expansion during the last two decades has resulted in widespread environmental and health damages through land clearing by fire and peat conversion, but it has also contributed...

Model vs. experiment to predict crop losses—Response

December 2018

Our Report draws attention to a complex but understudied issue: How will climate warming alter losses of major food crops to insect pests?

Satellite mapping of tillage practices in the North Central US region from 2005 to 2016

December 2018

Low-intensity tillage has become more popular among farmers in the United States and many other regions.

Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Fruit and Vegetable Productivity and Consumption are Needed to Achieve Global Nutrition Security

November 2018

Increased intake of fruits and vegetables (F&V) is recommended for most populations across the globe.

A move beyond sustainability certification: The evolution of the chocolate industry's sustainable sourcing practices

September 2018

Companies' sustainable sourcing practices play an increasing role in addressing the social and environmental challenges in agricultural supply chains.

The paradox of irrigation efficiency

August 2018

Reconciling higher freshwater demands with finite freshwater resources remains one of the great policy dilemmas.

Estimating global agricultural effects of geoengineering using volcanic eruptions

August 2018

Solar radiation management is increasingly considered to be an option for managing global temperatures1,2, yet the economic effects of ameliorating climatic changes by scattering sunlight back to...

Anticipated burden and mitigation of carbon-dioxide-induced nutritional deficiencies and related diseases: A simulation modeling study

July 2018

Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations are anticipated to decrease the zinc and iron concentrations of crops.

Hierarchical Modeling of Seed Variety Yields and Decision Making for Future Planting Plans

June 2018

Eradicating hunger and malnutrition is a key development goal of the twenty first century.

Deep Transfer Learning for Crop Yield Prediction with Remote Sensing Data

June 2018

Accurate prediction of crop yields in developing countries in advance of harvest time is central to preventing famine, improving food security, and sustainable development of agriculture.

The important but weakening maize yield benefit of grain filling prolongation in the US Midwest

June 2018

A better understanding of recent crop yield trends is necessary for improving the yield and maintaining food security.

Satellite detection of cover crops and their effects on crop yield in the Midwestern United States

June 2018

The practice of planting winter cover crops has seen renewed interest as a solution to environmental issues with the modern maize- and soybean-dominated row crop production system of the US Midwest...

Future warming increases probability of globally synchronized maize production shocks

June 2018

Climate-induced shocks in grain production are a major contributor to global market volatility, which creates uncertainty for cereal farmers and agribusiness and reduces food access for poor...

Unprecedented rates of land-use transformation in modelled climate change mitigation pathways

May 2018

Integrated assessment models generate climate change mitigation scenarios consistent with global temperature targets.

Differences, or lack thereof, in wheat and maize yields under three low-warming scenarios

March 2018

The availability of climate model experiments under three alternative scenarios stabilizing at warming targets inspired by the COP21 agreements (a 1.5 ºC not exceed, a 1.5 ºC with overshoot and a 2...

Eyes in the sky, boots on the ground : assessing satellite- and ground-based approaches to crop yield measurement and analysis in Uganda

March 2018

Crop yields in smallholder systems are traditionally assessed using farmer-reported information in surveys, occasionally by crop cuts for a sub-section of a farmer's plot, and rarely using full...

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
Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Anthony Louis D'Agostino Affiliated scholar
Katrina ole-MoiYoi Affiliated scholar
Pamela Ronald Affiliated scholar
George Azzari Affiliated scholar
Vincent Tanutama Research Data Analyst, Center on Food Security and the Environment