All pages with keywords: Food security

Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

a research article by Christian Siderius 10 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, according to this paper published in Nature Sustainability. read more »


Millions of farmers depend on meltwater from Himalaya glaciers

Press release 9 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, new research published in Nature Sustainability reveals. read more »


National fishing industries rely on other countries to the tune of £8 billion a year

Press release 21 June, 2019

New study maps how ocean currents connect the world’s fisheries A new study published in the journal Science finds that the world’s marine fisheries form a single network, with over … read more »


Can subjective resilience indicators predict future food security? Evidence from three communities in rural Kyrgyzstan

Can subjective resilience indicators predict future food security? Evidence from three communities in rural Kyrgyzstan

a working paper by Abbie Clare, Lira Sagynbekova, Gregor Singer, Chris Bene, Akyl Rahmanberdi 19 November, 2018

This paper is the first to quantitatively compare the power of subjective and objective resilience measures to predict future wellbeing in the face of socio-environmental shocks and stressors. It uses data from rural Kyrgyzstan. read more »


Bjorn Lomborg’s lukewarmer misinformation about climate change and poverty

a commentary by Bob Ward 30 August, 2018

On 27 August, the ‘New York Post’ published an article by Dr Bjorn Lomborg that was filled with misrepresentations and false claims, under the headline ‘How the war on climate … read more »


Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Ben Groom 23 May, 2018

A key policy debate is whether agricultural production should be geared towards input-intensification or diversity of crops. Using data from Ethiopia this paper investigates the effects of crop diversity on production and finds that the impact on productivity may be lower than previously thought. read more »


Resilience in the global food system

Resilience in the global food system

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni 9 February, 2017

Ensuring food security requires food production and distribution systems function throughout disruptions. Understanding the factors that contribute to the global food system’s ability to respond and adapt to such … read more »


Global population growth, technology and Malthusian constraints: a quantitative growth theoretic perspective

Global population growth, technology and Malthusian constraints: a quantitative growth theoretic perspective

a research article by Bruno Lanz, Simon Dietz, Tim Swanson 2 December, 2016

Lanz, Bruno, Dietz, Simon and Swanson, Tim (2016) Global population growth, technology and Malthusian constraints: a quantitative growth theoretic perspective. International Economic Review . ISSN 0020-6598 (In Press)


Economic growth and agricultural land conversion under uncertain productivity improvements in agriculture

Economic growth and agricultural land conversion under uncertain productivity improvements in agriculture

a working paper by Bruno Lanz, Simon Dietz, Tim Swanson 3 June, 2016

We study how stochasticity in the evolution of agricultural productivity interacts with economic and population growth, and the associated demand for food. We use a two-sector Schumpeterian model of growth, … read more »


The expansion of modern agriculture and global biodiversity decline: an integrated assessment

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Bruno Lanz, Tim Swanson 2 June, 2016

This paper considers the macro-economic consequences of the continued expansion of particular forms of intensive, modern agriculture, with a focus on how the loss of biodiversity affects food production. Meeting … read more »