William Wrigley Senior Fellow Rosamond Naylor (Environmental Earth System Science), director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE), brought Stanford food security research to the United Nations recently.

In early December, Naylor and FSE faculty affiliate Stephen Stedman met with representatives of the World Food Program, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development - organizations that often work together on issues of agriculture, food assistance and rural development. Naylor and Stedman  discussed global food security issues and presented key research highlights from Naylor's recent book, The Evolving Sphere of Food Security.

The book, published in September by Oxford University Press, brings together 19 Stanford faculty authors to examine the many facets of global food security from a multidisciplinary perspective. Naylor edited the volume and authored or co-authored several chapters, and Stedman contributed a chapter on the intersections between food security issues and traditional national security agendas.

In addition to meetings and presentations with representatives from the U.N.'s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP), Naylor and Stedman were the guests of honor at a dinner and reception hosted by Ambassador David Lane, the United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies in Rome.