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General Outputs

USING MARKETS TO PROMOTE THE SUSTAINABLE UTILIZATION OF CROP GENETIC RESOURCES  

 

Methodology

Guidelines for Value Chain Analysis

Policy briefs

 

Country-Specific Outputs:

Bolivia

India

Mali

Mexico

Kenya

 

 
SEED SYSTEMS, FARMERS' WELFARE AND CGR
Books and book chapters

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.

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.

Working papers

R. Cavatassi, J. Hopkins, L. Lipper The role of crop genetic diversity in coping with agricultural production shocks: Insights from eastern Ethiopia, Presented at the 8th Annual BIOECON Conference on “Economic Analysis of Ecology and Biodiversity,” Kings College, Cambridge, August 29-30 2006. ESA-Working paper n. 06-17

Dalton, T. and Udayanganie, D., (2008), Spatial Association among Peasant Groups in the Hararghe Region of Ethiopia. Forthcoming ESA working paper.

Winters, P., Cavatassi, R., and Lipper, L., (2006), Sowing the seeds of Social Relations: The Role of Social Capital in Crop Diversity, ESA-Working paper n. 06-16

Dalton, Timothy J., Lipper, L., and Cavatassi, R., Seed Systems, Household Welfare and Crop Genetic Diversity in Three Woredas of Ethiopia:Household and Plot-level Descriptive Statistics, Forthcoming ESA working paper

Narloch, U., and U. Pascual, Modelling household decisions on agro-biodiversity and livelihood diversification under climatic risks: An example from Eastern Ethiopia, Forthcoming ESA working paper

Narloch, U., and U. Pascual, Livelihood diversity and vulnerability under extreme drought: An example from Eastern Ethiopia, Forthcoming ESA working paper

Reports and technical publications

Lipper, L., R. Cavatassi and P. Winters, (2005), Seed Systems, Household Welfare and Crop Genetic Diversity: An Economic Methodology applied in Ethiopia ESA technical publication

Lipper L., (2004), An Economic Approach to Assessing Seed Systems in Seed Multiplication by resource-limited farmers, FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper No. 180, FAO Rome.

Policy Briefs

T. Dalton (2008), Key findings on a seed system intervention in the Hararghe Region of Ethiopia, Forthcoming

 

 
TRANSACTION COSTS IN FORMAL AND INFORMAL
SEED SECTOR : MEXICO

Badstue L. B., (2004), Identifying the Factors that Influence Small-scale Farmers’ Transaction Costs in Relation to Seed Acquisition An ethnographic case study of maize growing smallholders in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, ESA Working Paper No. 04-16,

Anderson, L., Lipper, L., and Bellon, M., (2006) The Effect of Environmental Sources of Crop Loss on Farmers' Willingness to Pay in Chiapas, Mexico Working Paper No. 2006-02 , C. Evans School

Anderson, L., (2007), Farmers’ Cost of Maize in Chiapas, Mexico, Internal FAO document

Becerril, J., (2008), Economic analysis of Chiapas Maize 2006 Dataset, FAO Technical Report

 

 

 

Other publications produced under this ESA program of work include:

Lipper, L., and Cooper, D., (2008), Managing Agricultural Biodiversity for Sustainable Use: Balancing the Benefits in the Field in Kontoleon, A., Pascual, U., and Smale, M., (eds) Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Economic Development, Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics Series

Smale, M., L. Lipper, and P. Koundouri, (2005), Valuing Agricultural Biodiversity: Scope, Limitations and Future Directions in Smale ed., Valuing crop Diversity: On-farm genetic resources and economic change, Cabi, Wallingford UK.

Cooper, J., L. Lipper and D. Zilberman (eds), (2005), Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Development, Springer Natural Resource Management and Policy Series, Springer NY USA

Includes the following ESA authored chapters:

    • Policies for Promoting Biodiversity Conservation L. Lipper and D. Zilberman
    • Managing Plant Genetic Diversity and Agricultural Biotechnology for Development: A Synthesis Chapter L. Lipper, D. Zilberman and J. Cooper
    • Genetic Resources and Biodiversity: Economic Issues and Framework for Analysis J. Cooper, L. Lipper and D. Zilberman.
    • Major Economic Processes Shaping the Evolution of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Biodiversity D. Zilberman and L. Lipper

Benin, S., Gebremedhin, B., Smale, M., Pender, J., Ehui, S., (2003), Determinants of Cereal Diversity in Communities and on Household Farms of the Northern Ethiopian Highlands, ESA Working Paper No. 03-14,

Nagarajan, L., Smale, M. and Glewwe, P., (2005), Comparing Farm and Village-Level Determinants of Millet Diversity in Marginal Environments of India The Context of Seed Systems

Nagarajan, L., Smale, M., (2005), Local Seed Systems and Village-Level Determinants of Millet Crop Diversity in Marginal Environments of India,IFPRI discussion paper n. 139