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June 6th, 2013

Seeds of Sustainability wins 2013 ESA Sustainability Science Award

FSE, FSI Stanford News

The Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee was unanimous in its recommendation that the Seeds of Sustainability team of authors (which included seven FSE affiliates) receive this year's award. The award recognizes a single scholarly contribution published in the last 5 years that represents the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences. 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.




November 28th, 2012

A 'call to arms' for a transition to sustainability

FSE affiliated faculty member Pamela Matson was the keynote speaker at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine. Her talk focuses on what is needed to transition to a sustainable world. She frames her lecture around FSE's agricultural sustainability research in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico.




November 27th, 2012

Charting a course to sustainable aquaculture

FSE, FSI Stanford News

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing animal food production sector and will soon supply more than half of the world's seafood. A recent study by FSE director Rosamond L. Naylor, and Stanford Ph.D. student Dane Klinger, explores potential solutions to the industry's range of resource and environmental problems. Read more »



April 23rd, 2012

Small-scale irrigation investments needed in sub-Saharan Africa

FSE, FSI Stanford News

95 percent of farms in sub-Saharan Africa are rainfed and rely on water from a short, 4-5 month rainy season. These conditions exist despite the fact that Africa has water, and that poor water access and distribution are closely connected to high rates of malnutrition and poverty. New investment strategies focused on small-scale irrigation systems are needed to curtail sub-Saharan Africa’s water and food security crisis. 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 »



March 1st, 2012

Benin solar market gardens: Inspiring innovation through imagery

FSE, FSI Stanford News

This annotated photo gallery displays the success story of a women's farming group in Nothern Benin who through the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps increased household income and nutritional intake in just one year. It is intended to inspire investment in innovative ideas that link food security, energy security, and water security in the world's poorest areas. Read more »




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