Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change




Innovative ways to improve access to food resources


The Last Hunger Season

In The Last Hunger Season, Roger Thurow shares the experience of a year in Africa with four smallholder farmers.

By Roger Thurow | Sep. 14, 2012

The New Chinese Underclass

Due to the rapid growth of its cities, China's middle class is growing—but so is its urban poor.


A Win-Win for Haiti

Partners in Health and Abbott Laboratories are building a new plant in Corporant, Haiti to produce a therapeutic food called Nourimanba.


Retailing with Heart

At Panera Cares cafés, there’s a donation box where customers pay on the honor system.

By Suzie Boss | 10 | Spring 2011

Beyond the Purple Berry

Sambazon’s commitment to social entrepreneurship creates a fair market for farmers in the Amazon

By Ryan Black & Jeremy Black | Spring 2011

Disseminating Orphan Innovations

Disseminating innovations takes a distinct, sophisticated skill set, one that often requires customizing the program to new circumstances, not replicating.

By Susan H. Evans & Peter Clarke | 2 | Winter 2011
FAMINE: The Global
Food Crisis and What
We Can Do to Avoid It
Julian Cribb

Food Solutions

The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It by Julian Cribb

Reviewed By Janine Yorio | Winter 2011

Fermenting Innovation

New public-private partnerships have led to big leaps in the exportation of Argentinian wine.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Summer 2010

Local Warming

Global warming may end up helping some poor farmers who will be able to sell their crops for higher prices.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Summer 2010

Sell the Wind

What are social marketers to do when their target audience couldn’t care less about the change they want to make? Here's how one group got everyday people to care about alternative energy.

By Cathy L. Hartman & Edwin R. Stafford | Winter 2010