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All News: David Lobell

Agriculture in Africa
April 1, 2021 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Despite important agricultural advancements to feed the world in the last 60 years, a new study shows that global farming productivity is 21% lower... Read More
October 26, 2020 | Center for Food Security and the Environment
New management approaches and technology have allowed the U.S. Corn Belt to increase yields despite some changes in climate. However, soil... Read More
September 24, 2020 | Stanford News
Seventeen seed grants have been awarded to faculty pursuing a broad scope of sustainability research as part of the efforts of a Long-Range Vision... Read More
a man in a mask standing in a field with tall plants
July 29, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
The researchers hypothesize outcomes of the pandemic’s unprecedented socioeconomic disruption and outline research priorities for advancing our... Read More
May 5, 2020 | Center on Food Securirty and the Environment
COVID-19, combined with the effects of ongoing civil conflicts; hotter, drier weather in many areas; and an unfolding locust invasion in Africa and... Read More
April 22, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 20, Stanford researchers reflect on environmental success stories. 
December 6, 2019 | Center on Food Security and the Environment
By monitoring crops through machine learning and satellite data, Stanford scientists have found farms that till the soil less can increase yields of... Read More
satellite image of Earth at night
October 9, 2019 | Stanford School of Engineering
A model that processes satellite imagery can accurately predict whether homes have access to piped water and sanitation, what crop yields will look... Read More
October 7, 2019 | Center on Food Security and the Environment
New study finds small satellites can help target agricultural interventions in locations where impact will be greatest.

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