All pages with keywords: Food security

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 »


Crop-specific seasonal estimates of irrigation-water demand in South Asia

Crop-specific seasonal estimates of irrigation-water demand in South Asia

a research article by Christian Siderius 17 May, 2016

Biemans, H., Siderius, C., Mishra, A., and Ahmad, B. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1971-1982, doi:10.5194/hess-20-1971-2016, 2016.


The role of rainfed agriculture in securing food production in the Nile Basin

a research article by Christian Siderius 13 May, 2016

Siderius, C., Van Walsum, P.E.V., Roest, C.W.J., Smit, A.A.M.F.R., Hellegers, P.J.G.J., Kabat, P. and Van Ierland, E.C. (2016) The role of rainfed agriculture in securing food production in the Nile … 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 working paper by Simon Dietz, Bruno Lanz, Tim Swanson 3 May, 2016

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


Grantham Workshop | Carole Dalin & Daniel Heyen

Grantham Workshop | Carole Dalin & Daniel Heyen

Grantham Workshop Carole Dalin, Daniel Heyen 27 Apr 2016

This week’s Grantham Workshop will feature two speakers from the Grantham Research Institute: Carole Dalin, a Research Officer, will give a presentation entitled “Who is eating up the world’s aquifers? … read more »