Scott Rozelle, PhDHelen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow, FSI; Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL; and Co-director, REAP
Stanford China expert supports China's purchase of Smithfield FoodsFSE, FSI Stanford in the news: Los Angeles Times on May 29, 2013
Chinese agricultural policy expert Scott Rozelle sees China's purchase of the world's largest pork producer, Smithfield Foods, as a sign of a maturing agriculture industry in China. Chinese companies want more control over food, and we're going to see a lot more deals like this, he said. The U.S. has for years struggled to attract foreign investment in agriculture. A big investment such as this will help protect American jobs and also introduce Chinese companies to better technology and food safety practices.
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Over the last thirty years, China’s rural income per capita has risen an astounding 20 times. Millions have been lifted out of poverty and have moved from the rural sector to China's thriving big cities. China expert Scott Rozelle credits this remarkable growth to the government's decision to put land in the hands of farmers, deregulate markets, and heavily invest in the agricultural sector. Read more »
Finding common threads in global water crisesFSE, FSI Stanford News
What does drought in Kansas have to do with underutilized groundwater in sub-Saharan Africa? Potentially a lot, according to a new study by researchers with the Global Freshwater Initiative (GFI), a program of the Stanford Woods Institute. The study, co-authored by FSE senior fellow Scott Rozelle, is the first to systematically analyze and classify water crises around the world. It finds that water systems have a limited set of patterns or "syndromes" which can be classified into one of four categories: unsustainability, vulnerability, chronic scarcity or adaptation. These syndromes have their root causes in just a few factors that influence demand, supply, infrastructure and governance - a finding that challenges long-held views that freshwater issues require highly individualized solutions.
- » The nature and causes of the global water crisis: Syndromes from a meta-analysis of coupled human-water studies
- » Stanford Woods: Finding common threads in global water crises
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FSI's Scott Rozelle says 80 percent of urban Chinese students have Internet access, compared to 2 percent of their rural peers. That gap threatens to leave too many children behind and jeopardizes China’s economic future. Read more »
China must invest more in rural children, say Stanford scholarsShorenstein APARC, AHPP, SCP in the news: YaleGlobal Online on March 14, 2012
As China's economy grows so does the prevalence of social inequality. In a YaleGlobal Online article, a team of Shorenstein APARC China experts says the country must invest more now in education and public health programs for its rural children or it will face major growth challenges in the near future.