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Our faculty participate actively in the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. The broad mission of the Foundation is to promote and support research and outreach activities in agricultural economics and rural development relevant to California.

Continuing in celebration of the Ph.D. program's 50th anniversary, The UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics PhD Program: The First 50 Years by Alex F. McCalla, Julian M. Alston, and K. Aleks Schaefer is available to read.


Recent Publications

Impact of small‐quantity lipid‐based nutrient supplement on hemoglobin, iron status and biomarkers of inflammation in pregnant Ghanaian women

S. Adu‐Afarwuah, A. Lartey, H. Okronipa, P. Ashorn, M. Zeilani, L.M. Baldiviez, B.M. Oaks, S.A. Vosti, et al. Maternal & Child Nutrition (2017) 13 (2).

Targeting Technology to Increase Smallholder Profits and Conserve Resources: Experimental Provision of Laser Land-Leveling Services to Indian Farmers

T.J. Lybbert, N. Magnan, D.J. Spielman, et al. Economic Development and Cultural Change (2018) 66 (2).

Economic Effects of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act

J. Bovay and D.A. Sumner. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2017) October.

Commodity Storage and the Market Effects of Biofuel Policies

C.A. Carter, C. Rausser and A. Smith. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2017) 99 (4): 1027-1055.

About Us

We consistently rank at the top of the agricultural and applied economics profession and are part of the best university in the world for agriculture and forestry. The depth, breadth and rigor of our teaching, research and outreach enable us to make major contributions to society in the areas of agriculture, environment and natural resources, and international development. We offer a popular Managerial Economics undergraduate major and top-rated Ph.D. and Masters programs.


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The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access at UC Davis conducts and supports research on policies and programs designed to help poor and smallholder farmers and pastoralists worldwide to manage risk, adopt productive technologies and take an active part in economic growth. Operating with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), our researchers from UC Davis and across the globe are developing and testing solutions that empower small-scale agriculturalists and their communities to build a resilient future free of the need for emergency aid.

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