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February 13th, 2013

Debating the future of food in Africa

FSE, FSI Stanford News

Africa owns 60% of the world’s uncultivated land suited for crop production, but accounts for 30% of the world’s malnourished and only 3% of global agricultural exports. If there is one thing global agricultural policy experts Paul Collier and Derek Byerlee can agree on, it’s that Africa’s food system is struggling. Read more »



April 19th, 2012

Biofuels have mixed impacts on food security

FSE, FSI Stanford News

In the first decade of the 21st century, global production of ethanol and biodiesel increased nearly tenfold. If that trend continues, says Rosamond L. Naylor, director of Stanford University’s Center on Food Security and the Environment, national biofuels policies will have an increasingly powerful impact on food prices, food security, energy security, and rural incomes in the developing world. Read more »



February 17th, 2012

Food security, climate change and climate variability focus of Stanford-led symposium at AAAS

FSE, FSI Stanford News

FSE director Roz Naylor leads symposium on the compound effects of climate change and climate variability on food security at the annual meeting of the 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read more »



October 11th, 2011

U.S. ethanol policy major contributor to global food price volatility

FSE, FSI Stanford News

U.S. ethanol policy may be the single most significant contributor to world food price instability, states a Stanford study on the global costs of American ethanol. The rapid rise of biofuels has tied energy and agricultural markets together, making it difficult to assess one without understanding the other. Read more »



February 17th, 2011

FSE senior fellow Scott Rozelle on China's ability to meet increasing demand

FSI Stanford, FSE in the news: KFGO on February 17, 2011

FSE senior fellow Scott Rozelle weighs in on the question: Will China be able to continue to boost production sufficiently to meet increasing demand for meat? Read more »



September 18th, 2008

Without public investment, the food crisis will only get worse, Naylor, Falcon say in Boston Review

FSI Stanford, FSE Op-ed: Boston Review on October 1, 2008

FSE director Rosamond Naylor and deputy director Walter Falcon discuss the food crisis in a lead article in the September/October 2008 issue of Boston Review. The food system is indeed global, Naylor and Falcon say, yet the principal actors are national governments, not international agencies. The latter can help with solutions, but fundamental improvements require more enlightened national policies. +HTML+
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May 21st, 2008

Fuel, food at odds in global food crisis, say FSE directors Naylor and Falcon

FSI Stanford, FSE Op-ed: San Francisco Chronicle on May 18, 2008

Energy self-sufficiency at home can mean widespread starvation abroad, FSE director Roz Naylor and deputy director Wally Falcon write in a May 18 San Francisco Chronicle op-ed. Read more »




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