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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?

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.

Increase in crop losses to insect pests in a warming climate

August 2018

Crop responses to climate warming suggest that yields will decrease as growing-season temperatures increase.

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.

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.

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...

Sell Low and Buy High: Arbitrage and Local Price Effects in Kenyan Markets

April 2018

Large and regular seasonal price fluctuations in local grain markets appear to offer African farmers substantial inter-temporal arbitrage opportunities, but these opportunities remain largely...

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...

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.

Handbook of International Food and Agricultural Policies

December 2017

Handbook of International Food and Agricultural Policies is a three-volume set that aims to provide an accessible reference for those interested in the aims and implementation of food and farm...

Improving environmental practices in agricultural supply chains: The role of company-led standards

December 2017

Food retailers and manufacturers are increasingly committing to address agricultural sustainability issues in their supply chains.

Using satellite data to identify the causes of and potential solutions for yield gaps in India's Wheat Belt

September 2017

Food security will be increasingly challenged by climate change, natural resource degradation, and population growth.

Challenges in the Process of China’s Urbanization

May 2017

The same institutions that enabled China’s massive urbanization and spurred its economic growth now require further reform and innovation.To address the issues facing the next phase of the nation’s...

Assessing the heterogeneity and persistence of farmers’ maize yield performance across the North China Plain

March 2017

The gap between yield potential and average farmers’ yield measures the capacity for yield improvement with current technology.

Opportunity for marine fisheries reform in China

January 2017

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan, launched in March 2016, provides a sound policy platform for the protection of marine ecosystems and the restoration of capture fisheries within China’s exclusive...

Satellite detection of rising maize yield heterogeneity in the U.S. Midwest

January 2017

The future trajectory of crop yields in the United States will influence food supply and land use worldwide. We examine maize and soybean yields for 2000–2015 in the Midwestern U.S.

The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

November 2016

Over the last two decades global production of soybean and palm oil seeds have increased enormously.

Assessing climate adaptation options and uncertainties for cereal systems in West Africa

September 2016

In the coming decades, the already fragile agricultural system in West Africa will face further challenges in meeting food security, both from increasing population and from the impacts of climate...

Gender and Off-farm Employment: Evidence from Rural China

July 2016

Abstract: The goal of the present paper is to examine how the expansion of the economy from 2000 has affected rural off-farm labor market participation.

Pharaoh's Dream Revisited: An Integrated US Midwest Field Research Network for Climate Adaptation

January 2016

We're being warned of future grain failures—not by the dreams of a biblical Pharaoh, but by modern computer model predictions.

Transatlantic Food and Agricultural Trade Policy: 50 Years of Conflict and Convergence

July 2015

Transatlantic Food and Agricultural Trade Policy traces the past fifty years of transatlantic trade relations in the area of food and agricultural policy, from early skirmishes over chicken exports...

The Role of Markets, Technology, and Policy in Generating Palm-Oil Demand in Indonesia

March 2015

Indonesia produces more palm oil and consumes more palm oil per capita than any country in the world.

A Triple-Hurdle Model of Production and Market Participation in Kenya's Dairy Market

March 2015

People

Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
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
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
George Azzari Affiliated scholar
Pamela Ronald Affiliated scholar