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Sub-Saharan Africa

Scholarly Publications

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...

The Elusive Goal of Global Food Security

February 2018

Ending world hunger is a universal goal, yet progress and social awareness of the issue waxes and wanes in the course of broader political and economic developments.

Feed conversion efficiency in aquaculture: do we measure it correctly?

February 2018

Globally, demand for food animal products is rising.

Other Publications

FSE Brochure

February 2018

Download the Center on Food Security and the Environment brochure

Africa in post-Brexit Europe

August 2017

Some see the popular vote in the UK to withdraw from the European Union as a major blow that diminishes the future of Europe.

Data Science for Food Security

August 2017

Using agricultural and economic characteristics in African nations as test cases, new research by David Lobell and Marshall Burke demonstrates the use of satellite data to address the long-standing...

News

The fog of development: Evaluating the Millennium Villages Project

April 2018

Renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs launched an ambitious — some would say audacious — experiment back in 2005 in his quest to prove that we can end global poverty if we take a holistic, community-led...

United States Institute of Peace Panel Discusses 'Ending Civil Wars'

April 2018

On April 13, the United States Institute of Peace hosted a panel discussion titled “Ending Civil Wars: How Can We Succeed with Limited Opportunities?” The session was moderated by the director of...

How Kenya’s Elections Went from Fraud to Hope to Sham

April 2018

CDDRL senior fellow Larry Diamond talks with Kenyan lawyer and human rights activist Maina Kiai about the state of democracy in Kenya and how it can progress beyond its current flaws. Listen here.

Events

Kofi Annan, in conversation with Francis Fukuyama

May 1, 2018

Co-sponsor: WSD HANDA Center Speaker(s) Bio:Kofi Annan is the Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation which mobilizes political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights. Mr.

Mercy Corps Internship Info Session

March 26, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 20181:30 – 2:30pmEncina Hall, Philippines RoomFSI and the Ford Dorsey IPS program will be hosting Mercy Corps as they visit campus to speak about their Global Internship...

How Kenya’s Elections Went from Fraud to Hope to Sham

March 6, 2018

Co-sponsor: Center for African Studies Abstract:Join the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in partnership with the Center for Africa Studies for a rare opportunity to...

Projects

Rules and tools for the econometric analysis of geocoded data

The increasing availability of high resolution geocoded data on key outcomes (e.g. incomes) and potential drivers of these outcomes (e.g.
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Program on Human Rights

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be phasing out its program in 2015 with the retirement of PHR’s Director Helen...
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Leadership Academy for Development Workshops

The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) trains government officials and business leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and...
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Multimedia

Ertharin Cousin, Tales from the War on Hunger

February 2018

 After the 2007 Global Food Crisis, President Barack Obama in his Inaugural Address committed to the world’s poor nations: “We pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed...

Can Africa rise to the challenge of feeding itself in the 21st century?

November 2017

 Food security experts from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) gathered for the symposium "Can Africa rise to the challenge of feeding itself in the 21st century?" This is the first of our new Global Food Security Symposium...

Children in Crisis

October 2017

Stanford Professor Paul H.

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
David Lobell Senior Fellow Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Jonathan Shaw Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Raymond Levitt Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tess Ryckman Pre-doctoral Student, SHP
Sam Heft-Neal Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Elsa Ordway PhD candidate, Earth System Science
Katrina ole-MoiYoi PhD student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR