Economía del Desarrollo Agrícola
Romina Cavatassi

Romina's current research activities incude: survey design, data collection and data analysis for the economic component of the FAO-Netherlands Partnership Program on access, exchange and sustainable utilisation of crop gentic resources; estimation of the potential for poverty alleviation and carbon sequestration through land use change in Costa Rica; and alanysis of methodologies to assess forestry benefits.


Pfaff, A.; Kerr, S., Lipper, L., Cavatassi, R., Davis, B., Hendy, J. and Sanchez. A., (2007), Will Buying Tropical Forest Carbon Benefit The Poor? Evidence from Costa Rica, Land Use Policy 24:600-610.

L. Lipper and R. Cavatassi, (2004), Land Use Change, Poverty and Carbon Sequestration, Environmental Management, 33(S1): 374-387.

R. Cavatassi and G. Atkinson, (2003), "Social" and "Private" Determinants of Opposition to Landfill Siting in Italy, Journal of Environmental Policy Assessment and Management, JEAPM: vol. 5 n. 3.

L. Lipper and R. Cavatassi (2002): Harvesting Carbon Sequestration through Land Use Change: A Way out of Rural Poverty?, FAO, SOFA 2002.

R. Cavatassi (1999), Contingent Valuation Method: a case study on water resources in Bologna, Economia Pubblica N.3/99, Franco Angeli Ed.

Book chapters

C. Almekinders, R. Cavatassi, R. Perreira, L. Salazar, and F. Tercero, (2009), Potato seed supply and diversity: dynamics of local markets of Cochabamba Province, Bolivia: A case study, in: Seed Trade in Rural Markets: Implications for Crop Diversity and Rural Development, by Lipper, L., Anderson, L., and Dalton, T.J., (eds), Earthscan.

L. Lipper, R. Cavatassi and A. Keleman, (2009) The contribution of PGRFA to food security and sustainable agricultural development, chapter contribution to the State of the World on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Fao, Rome.

Pfaff A. S. Kerr R. Cavatassi, B. Davis, L. Lipper, A. Sanchez and J. Timmins, (2008), Effects of Poverty on Deforestation: distinguishing behavior from location, in: Dellink, R. B.; and Ruijs, A. (Eds.), Economics of poverty, environment and natural resource use. Wageningen University Environment UR Frontis Series, Vol. 25.

Lipper, L, Cavatassi, R., and Hopkins, J., (2008), The Role of crop genetic diversity in coping with drought Insights from eastern Ethiopia, in Kontoleon, A., Unai, P., and Smale, M., (eds) Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Economic Development, Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics Series.

Lipper, L., R. Cavatassi and P. Winters (2005) Seeds, Needs and Diversity: Assessing the links between seed systems, farmer welfare and genetic diversity in Ethiopia in Smale ed., Valuing crop Diversity: On-farm genetic resources and economic change, Cabi, Wallingford UK.