Category Archives: Agriculture & Food

Thesis Research Profile on UC Davis Website

UC Davis is running a series of profiles of graduate student research. The latest in the series focuses on four studies in the food sector. I’m humbled that it includes my thesis research on the costs and benefits of cacao … Continue reading

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Empirical Assessment of the System of Rice Intensification

Haven’t blogged in a while, as graduate school (M.S. in International Agricultural Development, UC Davis, with plans to add a second M.S in Agricultural and Resource Economics) has been pretty time consuming. For an assignment in a agronomic systems assessment … Continue reading

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Cacao Travels: Dominican Republic – Yamasá Region & Development Agencies

Welcome to blog #6 on my cacao trip to Grenada and the Dominican Republic (DR), covering visits to development agencies in Santo Domingo; and cacao development projects, YACAO (processor) and FEDOPO (producers) in Yamasá. 1/26/12: USAID-REDDOM. En route to  USAID, … Continue reading

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