Environment

Environment

FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

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How to Keep Green Policies from Crashing the Electricity Grid

May 2015

Many Californians still remember the electricity crisis in 2000 and 2001, when a combination of tangled state and federal regulations and opportunistic behavior by market participants led to...

Projects

IET/CORE电脑协助教学奖学金项目:奖学金“提前承诺”能否改变一切?

在中国,上大学的花费总额每年需10000-12000元不等。大学这四年的开销,相当于一般贫困线家庭年收入的60倍。尽管相较5年前,现在大学生可以获得的资助和奖学金机会越来越多,然而那些真正需要资助的学生并没有获得这些资助和奖学金。另一方面,即使存在一些针对农村贫困学生的资助项目,但实际上贫困学生对资助项目可获得性知之甚少,导致这些奖学金项目没有发挥其真正的作用。
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Water and agriculture in a changing Africa: What might be done?

May 2013

Effective water management is one key element of agricultural innovation and growth.

China and Africa: Are there Lessons for Development?

April 2013

The lost decades for China in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s look remarkably like the lost decades of Africa in the 1980s and 1990s. Poor land rights, weak incentives, incomplete markets and inappropriate investment portfolios.

Africa's Food Systems in 2030

February 2013

Paul Collier will talk about how to manage the difference between helpful and damaging commercialisation, and puts forth three arguments.