UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs

Maneta, M.P., P.N. Singh, M. Wallender, S.A. Vosti, L.N. Rodrigues, L.H. Bassoi, and J.A Young. A Parsimonious Crop-Water Productivity Index: An Application to Brazil. London, England: Royal Geographical Society with The Institute of British Geographers, 2008.

Pardey, P.G., J.M. Alston, C. Chan-Kang, E.C. Magalhaes, and S.A. Vosti. Assessing and Attributing the Benefits from Varietal Improvement Research in Brazil. Research report no. 136, pp.90. Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2004.

Palm, C.A., S.A. Vosti, P.A. Sanchez, and P.J. Ericksen, eds. Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives. New York: Columbia University, 2005.

Lewis, J., S.A. Vosti, J. Witcover, P.J. Ericksen, R. Guevara, and T. Tomich, eds. Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn in Brazil: Summary Report and Synthesis of Phase II. Nairobi, Kenya: International Center for Research in Agroforestry, 2002.

Vosti, S.A., J. Witcover, and C.L. Carpentier. Agricultural Intensification by Small-holders in the Western Brazilian Amazon: From Deforestation to Sustainable Land Use. Research report no. 130, pp.135. Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2002.

Pardey, P.G., J.M. Alston, C. Chan-Kang, E.V. Magalhaes, and S.A. Vosti. Assessing and Attributing the Benefits from Varietal Improvement Research: Evidence from Embrapa, Brazil. Discussion paper no. 95, pp.40. Washington DC: Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, 2002.

Pardey P.G., S.A. Vosti, J.M. Alston, C. Chan-Kang, and E.C. Magalhaes. Calculando e atribuindo os beneficos da pesquisa de melhoramento de variedades: O caso Embrapa. Brasilia: Embrapa Informacao Technologica, 2002.

Pardey, P.G., J.M. Alston, C. Chan-Kang, E.C. Magalhaes, and S.A. Vosti. International and Institutional R&D spillovers: Attribution of Benefits among Sources for Brazil's New Crop Varieties. Presented at 8th Joint Conference on Food, Agriculture and the Environment, Aug. 25-28, 2002, Red Cedar Lake, WI. Working paper 02-6, pp.39. St. Paul, MN: Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy, 2002.

Vosti, S.A. amd T. Reardon, eds. Agricultural Sustainability, Growth, and Poverty Alleviation: A Policy and Agroecological Perspective. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Book Chapters

Börner, J., and S.A. Vosti. "Managing Tropical Forest Ecosystem Services: An Overview of Options," in Governing the Provision of Ecosystem Services, R. Muradian and L. Rival, (eds.). Studies in Ecological Economics (4), Springer Publishing Company, 2012.

Börner, J., and S.A. Vosti. "Managing Tropical Forest Ecosystem Services: An Overview of Options," in R. Muradian and L. Rival, eds. Governing the Provision of Ecosystem Services, Studies in Ecological Economics (4), Springer Publishing Company, 2012.

Mullally, C.C., J.M. Alston, D.A. Sumner, M.S. Townsend, and S.A. Vosti. "Proposed Modifications to the Food Stamp Program: Likely Effects and Their Policy Implications." Obesity: Causes, Mechanisms, Prevention, and Treatment. E.M. Blass, ed., pp. 319-269. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, Inc., 2008.

Börner, J., M. Hohnwald, and A.S. Vosti. "Critical Analysis of Options to Manage Ecosystem Services in the Andes/Amazon Region." Recursos Naturais e Crecimento Economico. A.B. Coelho, E.C. Texeira and M.J. Braga, eds., pp.75-123. Vicosa, Brazil: Federal University of Vicosa, 2008.

Borja, R.M. and S.A. Vosti. "Análisis Socio-Económico de Sistemas de Uso de Tierra Ricos en Biodiversidad en Carchi." Aprendizaje Participativo en el Bosque de Ceja Andina. K. Ambrose, Kelvin Cueva, Luís Ordoñez, Luís González and Ross Mary Borja, pp.209-236. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: IRDC, 2006.

Valentim, J.F. and S.A. Vosti. "The Western Brazilian Amazon." Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives. C.A. Palm, S.A. Vosti, P.A. Sanchez, and P.J. Ericksen, eds., pp.265-290. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

Vosti, S.A., J. Gockowski, and T.P. Tomich. "Land Use Systems at the Margins of Tropical Moist Forest: Addressing Smallholder Concerns in Cameroon, Indonesia, and Brazil." Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives. C.A. Palm, S.A. Vosti, P.A. Sanchez, and P.J. Ericksen, eds., pp.387-414. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

Tomich, T.P., C. Cattaneo, S. Chater, H.J. Geist, J. Gockowski, D. Kaimowitz, E.F. Lambin, J. Lewis, and S.A. Vosti. "Balancing Agricultural Development and Environmental Objectives: Assessing Tradeoffs in the Humid Tropics." Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives. C.A. Palm, S.A. Vosti, P.A. Sanchez, and P.J. Ericksen, eds., pp.415-440. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

Sanchez, P.A., C.A. Palm, S.A. Vosti, T.P. Tomich, and J. Kasyoki. "Alternatives to Slash and Burn: Challenge and Approaches of an International Consortium." Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives. C.A. Palm, S.A. Vosti, P.A. Sanchez, and P.J. Ericksen, eds., pp.3-37. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

Carpentier, C.L., S.A. Vosti, and J. Witcover. "Coffee, Pastures, and Deforestation in the Western Brazilian Amazon." Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives. C.A. Palm, S.A. Vosti, P.A. Sanchez, and P.J. Ericksen, eds., pp.233-247. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

Vosti, S.A., J. Gockowski, and T.P. Tomich. "Land Use Systems of the Margins of Tropical Moist Forest: Addressing Smallholder Concerns at the Margins of Tropical Moist Forests in Brazil, Cameroon and Indonesia." Alternatives to Slash and Burn: A Global Synthesis. P.A. Sanchez, C.A. Palm, S.A. Vosti, P.J. Ericksen, and A.S.R. Juo, eds., pp.387-414. ASA Special Publication, 2003.

Vosti, S.A., C.L. Carpentier, and J. Witcover. "Coffee Production in the Western Brazilian Amazon." Alternatives to Slash and Burn: A Global Synthesis. P.A. Sanchez, C.A. Palm, S.A. Vosti, P.J. Ericksen and A.S.R. Juo, eds. ASA Special Publication, 2003.

Vosti, S.A. and J.F. Valentim. "The Western Brazilian Amazon." Alternatives to Slash and Burn: A Global Synthesis. P.A. Sanchez, C.A. Palm, S.A. Vosti, P.J. Ericksen and A.S.R. Juo, eds. ASA Special Publication 2003.

Intensified Small-scale Livestock Systems in the Western Brazilian Amazon (with Chantal Line Carpentier, Julie Witcover, and Judson F. Valentim). Chapter 7 in Agricultural Technologies and Tropical Deforestation. Arild Angelsen and David Kaimowitz, eds., Wallingford, UK: CAB International, 2001.

Vosti, S.A., J. Witcover, C.L. Carpentier, S. Oliveira, and J. Amaral, et. al. "Intensifying Small-Scale Agriculture in the Western Brazilian Amazon: Issues, Implications and Implementation." Tradeoffs or Synergies? Agricultural Intensification, Economic Development and the Environment. D. Lee and C. Barrett eds., pp.245-264. Wallingford, UK: CAB International, 2001.

Reardon, T. and S.A. Vosti. "Poverty-environment Links in Rural Areas of Developing Countries." Agricultural Sustainability, Growth, and Poverty Alleviation: A Policy and Agroecological. S.A. Vosti and T. Reardon, eds., pp.47-65. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Reardon, T. and S.A. Vosti. "Policy Analysis of Conservation Investments: Extensions of Traditional Technology Adoption Research." Agricultural Sustainability, Growth, and Poverty Alleviation: A Policy and Agroecological Perspective. S.A. Vosti and T. Reardon, eds., pp.135-145. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Vosti, S.A. "Climate Change and Rural Development: A View from the Farm Household." Institute on the Economics of the Climate Resource: Final Report. K. Miller and R. Parkins, eds. Boulder, CO: National Center for Atmospheric Research, 1995.

Vosti, S.A. and J. Witcover. "Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: Household Perspectives." Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Agriculture. P. Sanchez and H. van Housten, eds. Symposium ID-6, 15th International Soil Science Congress, Acapulco, Mexico. Nairobi, Kenya: International Centre for Research in Agroforestry and International Society of Soil Science, 1994.

Scherr, S.J. and S.A. Vosti. "Data Needs for Food Policy in Developing Countries: Towards Criteria for Choice of Approaches." Data Needs for Food Policy in Developing Countries: New Directions for Household Surveys. J. von Braun and D. Puetz, eds., pp.44-79. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 1994.

Vosti, S.A. "Sustainability, Growth, and Poverty Alleviation: Research and Policy Issues for Tropical Moist Forests." Agriculture and the Environment Bridging Food Production and Environmental Protection in Developing Countries. A.S.R. Juo and R.D. Freed, eds. ASA Special Publication No. 60., 1993.

Selected Recent Professional Journal Articles

Gillison, A., D. Bignell, S.A. Vosti, et al. "Plant Functional Types and Traits as Biodiversity Indicators for Tropical Forests: Two Biogeographically Separated Case Studies including Birds, Mammals and Termites." Biodiversity and Conservation, 2013. IN PRESS

Chaidez, V., L. Kaiser, S. McNiven, and S.Vosti. "Sweetened Food Purchases and Indulgent Feeding Are Associated with Increased Toddler Anthropometry." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2013. Forthcoming

Brown, Kenneth H., S.Y. Hess, S.A. Vosti, and S.K. Baker. "Comparisons of the Estimated Cost-Effectiveness of Preventive and Therapeutic Zinc Supplementation Strategies for Reducing Child Morbidity and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 2013. Forthcoming.

Wilson, S.E., C.T. Ouédraogo, L. Prince, A. Ouédraogo, S.Y. Hess, N. Rouamba, J.B. Ouédraogo, S.A. Vosti, K.H. Brown. "Caregiver Recognition of Childhood Diarrhea, and Related Care Seeking Behaviors and Home Treatment Practices in Rural Burkina Faso: A Cross-Sectional Survey." PLoS ONE 7(3)(2012): e33273.

Young, S., M. Mbuya, C. Chantry, E. Geubbels, K. Israel-Ballard, D. Cohan. S.A. Vosti, M. Latham. "Current Knowledge and Future Research on Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV: Basic, Clinical, Behavioral, and Programmatic Perspectives." Adv. Nutr. 2(2011):1-19.

Torres, M., S.A. Vosti, M.P. Maneta, W.W. Wallender, L.N. Rodrigues, L.H. Bassoi and J.A. Young. "Spatial Patterns of Rural Poverty: An Exploratory Analysis in the São Francisco River Basin, Brazil." Nova Economia, 2011.

Young, S., C.J. Chantry, S.A. Vosti, and W.A. Rennie. "Infant Feeding Counseling: A Neglected Strategy for the Reduction of Mother-to-Child Transmission." AIDS 23(18)(2009): 2543-2544.

Maneta, M.P., M.O. Torres, W.W. Wallender, S. Vosti, R. Howitt, L. Rodrigues, L.H. Bassoi, and S. Panday. "A Spatially Distributed Hydroeconomic Model to Assess the Effects of Drought on Land Use, Farm Profits, and Agricultural Employment." Water Resources Research 45(2009): 1-19.

Young, S.L., C.J. Chantry, S.A. Vosti, and W.A. Rennie. "Infant Feeding Counseling: A Neglected Strategy for the Reduction of Mother-to-Child Transmission." AIDS (Correspondence) 23(18)(2009): 2543-2544.

Maneta, M., M. Torres, S.A. Vosti, W.W. Wallender, S. Allen, L.H. Bassoi, L. Bennett, R. Howitt, and J. Young. "Assessing Agriculture -- Water Links at the Basin Scale: Hydrologic and Economic Models of the São Francisco River Basin, Brazil." Water International 34(1)(2009):88-103.

Alston, J.M., C.C. Mullally, D.A. Sumner, M. Townsend, and S.A. Vosti. "Likely Effects on Obesity from Proposed Changes to the US Food Stamp Program." Food Policy 34(2)(2009):176-184.

Maneta, M.P., M. Torres, W.W. Wallender, S. Vosti, M. Kirby, L.H. Bassoi, and L.N. Rodrigues. "Water Demand and Flows in the São Francisco River Basin (Brazil) with Increased Irrigation." Agricultural Water Management 96(8)(2009):1191-1200.

Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti. "Farm Subsidies and Obesity in the United States: National Evidence and International Comparisons." Food Policy 33(6)(2008):470-479.

Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti. "Farm Subsidies and Obesity in the United States." Coastal Grower (2008).

Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti. "Farm Subsidies and Obesity in the United States." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 11(2)(2008):1-4.

Börner, J., A. Mendoza, and S.A. Vosti. "Ecosystem Services, Agriculture, and Rural Poverty in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon: Interrelationships and Policy Prescriptions." Ecological Economics 64(2007):356-373.

Witcover, J., S.A. Vosti, C.L. Carpentier, and T. Gomes. "Impacts of Soil Quality Differences on Deforestation, Use of Cleared Land, and Farm Income." Environment and Development Economics 11(3)(2006): 343-370.

Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti. "Are Agricultural Policies Making Us Fat? Likely Links between Agricultural Policies and Human Nutrition and Obesity, And Their Policy Implications." Review of Agricultural Economics 28(3)(2006): 313-322.

Pardey, P.G., J.M. Alston, C. Chan-Kang, E.C. Magalhaes, and S.A. Vosti. "International and Institutional R&D Spillovers: Attribution of Benefits among Sources for Brazil's New Crop Varieties." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 88(1)(2006): 104-123.

Palm, C., T. Tomich, M.V. Noordwijk, S.A. Vosti, J. Gockowski, J. Alegre, and L. Verchot. "Mitigating GHG Emissions in the Humid Tropics: Case Studies from the Alternatives to Slash-And-Burn Program." Environment, Development and Sustainability 6(2004): 145-162.

Vosti, S.A., E.M. Braz, C.L. Carpentier, M.V.N. D’Oliveira, and J. Witcover. "Rights to Forest Products, Deforestation and Smallholder Income: Evidence from the Western Brazilian Amazon." World Development 31(11)(2003): 1889-1901.

Vosti, S.A., J. Witcover, C.L. Carpentier, S. Oliveria, and J. Santos. "Agriculture and the Environment in the Brazilian Amazon." ARE Update 5(5)(2002): 3-6.

Carpentier, C.L., S.A. Vosti, and J. Witcover. "Intensified Production Systems on Western Brazilian Amazon Settlement Farms: Could They Save the Forest?" Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 82(2000):73-88.

Vosti, S.A., J. Witcover, S. Oliveira, and M. Faminow. "Policy Issues in Agroforestry: Technology Adoption and Regional Integration in the Western Brazilian Amazon." Agroforestry Systems 38(1998): 195-222.

Tomich, T.P., M.v. Noordwijk, S.A. Vosti, and J. Witcover. "Agricultural Development with Rainforest Conservation: Methods for Seeking Best Bet Alternatives to Slash-And-Burn, with Applications to Brazil and Indonesia." Agricultural Economics 19(1-2)(1998):159-174.

Vosti, S.A. and J. Witcover. "Slash-and-Burn Agriculture C Household Perspectives." Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 58 (1996): 23-38.

Bartolome, C. and S.A. Vosti. "Choosing between Public and Private Health-Care: A Case Study of Malaria Treatment in Brazil." Journal of Health Economics 14 (1995): 191-205.

Reardon, T. and S.A. Vosti. "Links between Rural Poverty and Environment in Developing Countries: Asset Categories and ‘Investment Poverty’." World Development 23(9) (1995): 1495-1506.

Alderman, H., L. Haddad, J. Hoddinott, and S.A. Vosti. "Strengthening Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy through Intrahousehold Analysis: An Introduction." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 76 (1994): 1208-1212.

Deolalikar, A.B. and S.A. Vosti. "The Demand for Inputs and the Supply of Output in Pakistan: Estimating a Fixed-Effects, Distributed-Lag Model for Wheat Farmers." Pakistan Development Review, Winter 1993.

Vosti, S.A. and M. Lipton. "Population Change in the Wake of Agricultural Improvement: Lessons for Pakistan." Pakistan Development Review 31(4)(1992):715-728.

Vosti, S.A. and T. Reardon. "Issues in the Analysis of the Effects of Policy on Conservation and Productivity at the Household Level in Developing Countries." Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 31(4)(1992).

Vosti, S.A. "Malaria among Goldminers in Southern Pará: Preliminary Estimates of Determinants and Individual Costs. Social Science and Medicine 30(10)(1990):1097-1105.

Manuscripts Under Preparation, Revision and Review

Lucas, N., C. Vasseur, S.A. Vosti, and M. Zeilani. "LNS Production Costs: Effects of Scale, Production Location and Input Price Variation." Manuscript under preparation for submission to World Development, 2013.

Prado, E.L., A. Abubakar, S. Abbeddou, E. Yakes, J. Somé, J-B Ouedraogo, S. Hess, S. Vosti, Z. Ouedraogo and K. Brown. "The DMC-II: An Extension of the Developmental Milestones Checklist into a New Context." Submitted to Acta Pædiatrica, 2013.

Carter, C.A. and Kevin Novan. "Shale Gas Boom: Implications for California Agriculture." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 16(3)(2013): 1-3.

Carson, R., and K. Novan. "The Private and Social Economics of Bulk Electricity Storage." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. IN PRESS

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