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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.

Recent Publications

Secure Sustainable Seafood from Developing Countries

G.S. Sampson, J.N. Sanchirico, C.A. Roheim, S.R. Bush, J.E. Taylor, et al. Science (2015) 348 (6234): 504-506.

Effect of Zinc Added to a Daily Small-quantity Lipid-based Nutrient Supplement on Diarrhea, Malaria, Fever and Respiratory Infections in Young Children in Rural Burkina Faso: A Cluster-randomised Trial

J.W. Somé, S. Abbeddou, E.Y. Jimenez, S.Y. Hess, Z.P. Ouédraogo, R.M Guissou, S.A. Vosti, et al. British Medical Journal (2015) 5 (9).

What Happens When Food Marketers Require Restrictive Farming Practices?

T.L. Saitone, R.J. Sexton, and D.A. Sumner. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2015) 97 (4): 1021-1043.

Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Plus Malaria and Diarrhea Treatment Increase Infant Development Scores in a Cluster-Randomized Trial in Burkina Faso

E.L. Prado, S. Abbeddou, E. Yakes Jimenez, J.W. Somé, Z.P. Ouédraogo, S.A. Vosti, et al. The Journal of Nutrition (2016) 146 (4): 814-822.

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 BASIS Assets and Market Access Collaborative Research Support Program (AMA CRSP) is a virtual institute comprised of researchers from around the globe that operates in support of USAID's Bureau of Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade. The AMA CRSP aims to improve the agricultural competitiveness and quality of life of the rural poor in the developing world through policy-relevant research that is dedicated to improving access to resources and enhancing the operation of markets.

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