Food Security

Scholarly Publications

Project Timeline: Program for the Study of Biofuels, Poverty and Food Security

February 2007

A concept note about setting up an international program for studying the effects of the emergence of biofuels on global poverty and food security.  The recent global expansion of biofuels...

Irrigation Water Pricing Policy in China

February 2007

As water becomes scarcer in northern China, designing policies that can induce water users to save water has become one of the most important tasks facing China's leader.

Cultivated Land Conversion and Potential Agricultural Productivity in China

July 2005

In China there is a growing debate on the role of cultivated land conversion on food security.

Other Publications

Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis

November 2012

SummaryClimate change can reasonably be expected to increase the frequency and intensity of a variety of potentially disruptive environmental events-slowly at first, but then more quickly.

Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation

May 2010

Although China and the United States are the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, China’s emissions on a per capita basis are significantly lower than those of the U.S.: in 2005, per capita...

Impacts of Agricultural Trade and Related Reforms on Domestic Food Security in China

July 2003

In this report, we will attempt to answer the following three main questions: What economicand trade policy reforms have been introduced?

News

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Indonesian economist named Shorenstein APARC/Asia Foundation Visiting Fellow for 2009-2010

August 2008

Sudarno Sumarto has been selected to become the second Shorenstein APARC/Asia Foundation Visiting Fellow. He will be in residence at Stanford during the 2009-2010 academic year.

Events

China and Africa: Are there Lessons for Development?

April 17, 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.

Neither Rebels nor Dupes: The New Politics of Thai Peasants

October 25, 2012

Since Thailand’s coup of September 2006, which forced the controversial government of billionaire businessman Thaksin Shinawatra out of office, pro- and anti-Thaksin forces have waged an intense...

Insights into North Korea

May 11, 2012

Katharina Zellweger will share her insights into North Korea based on her experience as a development and humanitarian aid worker and a resident of Pyongyang.