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July 7th, 2014

New book offers insights into global food policy

FSE, FSI Stanford News

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. Read more »



March 17th, 2014

Crop yields likely to fall with rising temperatures

FSE, FSI Stanford News

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. Early adaptation could increase projected yields by up to 15 percent. Read more »



September 10th, 2013

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

FSE, FSI Stanford News

Consumers are wary of GMO crops, but FSE Director Rosamond Naylor says they may help fight hunger in the world's poorest places. She's part of a debate about genetically engineered food in Boston Review. Read more »



July 24th, 2013

Smallholder irrigation a development priority in sub-Saharan Africa

FSE, FSI Stanford News

FSE study finds smallholder irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has great potential to reduce hunger, raise incomes, and improve development prospects. But investment is needed to better understand water resources and provide financial services to farmers. Read more »



July 16th, 2013

Stuck in the mud: Stanford’s scholarly farmer on the soggy fortunes of Midwest growers

FSE, FSI Stanford News

FSE deputy director Walter Falcon shares field notes from his farm in Iowa a year after the region experienced its worst drought in decades. Now farmers are recovering from the wettest spring on record, eclipsing the 1892 record. "The riskiness of farming is something to see in real time; it is also very instructive to listen as farmers talk about coping with uncertainty," writes Falcon. Read more »



June 14th, 2013

World's staple crops to see increasing exposure to extreme heat, say Stanford researchers

FSE, FSI Stanford News

Climate change is already affecting crop production around the world through rising temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns and increasing CO2 in the atmosphere. A new Stanford study published today in Environmental Research Letters examines extreme heat effects on crops during the flowering period and finds the world's staple crops are increasingly at risk. Read more »



June 6th, 2013

Seeds of Sustainability wins 2013 ESA Sustainability Science Award

FSE, FSI Stanford News

The Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee was unanimous in its recommendation that the Seeds of Sustainability team of authors (which included seven FSE affiliates) receive this year's award. The award recognizes a single scholarly contribution published in the last 5 years that represents the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences. Read more »




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