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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 »



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 »



May 30th, 2013

Bringing a green and blue revolution to Africa

FSE, FSI Stanford News

Food and water security in sub-Saharan Africa remain a challenge despite the region’s abundance of arable land and untapped water resources. In FSE’s final global food policy and food security symposium, water expert John Briscoe delivered a personal assessment of the issues facing Africa and suggestions for the way forward. Read more »



May 16th, 2013

Water and agriculture in a changing Africa: What might be done?

FSE, FSI Stanford Announcement

Join us for our final Global Food Policy and Food Security symposium Thursday, May 23. John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering at Harvard University will lead a lecture on water and agriculture in a changing Africa. FSE fellow Jennifer Burney will provide commentary.




April 30th, 2013

Expert says Obama's food aid reform has good ideas, bad chance for passage

FSE, FSI Stanford Q&A

FSE visiting fellow and food aid expert Barry Riley comments on the importance of the President's new food aid reforms, chances of passage, and the US's current role in international food aid. Read more »



April 24th, 2013

Stagnation to modernization: How agriculture vitalized China's economy

FSE, FSI Stanford, REAP News

Over the last thirty years, China’s rural income per capita has risen an astounding 20 times. Millions have been lifted out of poverty and have moved from the rural sector to China's thriving big cities. China expert Scott Rozelle credits this remarkable growth to the government's decision to put land in the hands of farmers, deregulate markets, and heavily invest in the agricultural sector. Read more »



January 15th, 2013

Benin solar market garden project one of five most hopeful energy projects of 2012

FSE, FSI Stanford News

FSE's Benin solar market garden project was picked as one of the most five hopeful energy stories of 2012 by National Geographic. Jennifer Burney, FSE fellow and lead on the Benin project, is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. FSE began its partnership with the Solar Electric Light Fund in 2007 and continues to work together to spread the technology into new villages in West Africa.





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