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 Food Security

RESEARCH WORKING PAPERS

Agricultural Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Yolo County (Preliminary)
Study objective: Document the history and projections of agriculturally relevant climate change in Yolo County and assess the impacts of climate and climate change on planted acreage of significant crops. AIC, June 2011.

Traceability, Liability and Incentives for Food Safety and Quality
February 2008 (American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 90 Is.1.:15-27) by Sébastien Pouliot and Daniel A. Sumner. Exogenous increases in food traceability create incentives for farms and marketing firms to supply safer food by increasing liability costs.

The direct economic effects of a policy to provide government subsidized price discounts for the purchase of fruit and vegetable by food stamp recipients.
January 2008 (pdf, 88kb) Karen M. Jetter.
This study evaluates the direct benefits and costs to consumers and producers from changes in prices, consumption and production, of a policy to offer government price discounts on fresh fruit and vegetable to food stamp recipients.

Are Agricultural Policies Making Us Fat? Likely Links between Agricultural Policies and Human Nutrition and Obesity, and Their Policy Implications (pdf, 240kb, Fall 2006) by Julian M. Alston, Daniel A. Sumner, and Stephen A. Vosti. This paper addresses the likely effects of agricultural subsidies on obesity both in the United States and abroad.

An Analysis of the Private Costs and Benefits to Californians from Eating the USDA Recommendations for Fruits and Vegetables 2001 (pdf)
Karen M. Jetter, James A. Chalfant, and Daniel A. Sumner discuss the potential costs and benefits to producers and consumers in California, should Californians increase their intake of fruit and vegetables to meet recommendations for a cancer prevention diet.

Ex ante Economics of Exotic Disease Policy: Citrus Canker in California (pdf)
Draft paper by Karen M. Jetter, Daniel A. Sumner and Edwin L. Civerolo, prepared for presentation at the Conference: “Integrating
Risk Assessment and Economics for Regulatory Decisions,” USDA, Washington, DC, December 7, 2000.

Food Security, Trade and Agricultural Commodity Policy (pdf)
Paper by Daniel A. Sumner presented at the symposium "Challenging the Agricultural Economics Paradigm," Columbus, Ohio, September 10, 2000.

Food Security and Food Assistance Programs
(pdf)
Chapter by Christopher B. Barrett in Bruce L. Gardner and Gordon C. Rausser, eds, Handbook of Agricultural Economics (Amsterdam: Elsevier Science).

Value of Improved Data for Agricultural Commodity Policy Analysis, with Emphasis on Food Security (pdf)
Revised paper from a seminar presented by Daniel A. Sumner at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, September 4, 2000.

Facts, Trends and Issues of Open Markets and Food Security (pdf)
Paper presented by D. Gale Johnson at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Workshop on Food Security, Berlin, August, 2000.

Agricultural &D, Technological Change, and Food Security (pdf)
Paper presented by Julian M. Alston at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Workshop on Food Security, Berlin, August, 2000. Also available in pdf format are slides from his presentation.

Evaluating Government Policy for Food Security: Indonesia (pdf)
Slides from the presentation by Rick Barichello to the International Association of Agricultural Economists Workshop on Food Security, Berlin, August, 2000.

Agricultural Trade Policy and Food Security (pdf)
Paper presented by Daniel A. Sumner at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Workshop on Food Security, Berlin, August, 2000.

Open Markets and Food Security (html)
Paper presented by Shu Geng at the meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington D.C., February, 2000.

Rice: Why it Deserves Special Attention (html)
Paper presented by Ronald P. Cantrell at the meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington D.C., February, 2000.

Are Open Food Systems Compatible with a Sustainable Agriculture? (html)
Paper presented by Dennis Keeney at the meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington D.C., February, 2000.

Trade Liberalization and China’s Food Economy in the 21st Century:
Implications to China’s National Food Security
(html)
Paper presented by Jikun Huang, Chunlai Chen, Scott Rozelle, and Francis Tuan at the meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington D.C., February, 2000.

References (pdf)
This is a partial list of some mainly recent economic references to the huge food security literature.  Following citations form the papers listed here and in the papers listed in this site should allow the user to track much of the important economics literature on food security.


How Serious is the Threat of Mad Cow Disease?
A video seminar held February 5, 2004 at UC Davis
On December 23, 2003 the U.S. was shocked by the news of a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or more commonly mad cow disease) found in a dairy farm in Washington state. To provide information about the implication of this event, AIC's Daniel Sumner and José Bervejillo and Dean Cliver of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine participated in a seminar discussion sponsored by the UC Davis Institute of Governmental Affairs. Cliver reviewed the basics of the BSE and provided an assessment of human and animal health consequences. Sumner and Bervejillo assessed the economic impact of this first case of mad cow disease in the U.S. and the implications of the new federal regulations on the livestock industry.
Play video. http://media.ucdavis.edu:8080/ramgen/MadCow/IGAMadCow02-05-04.rm
(requires RealPlayer http://www.real.com/)


RELATED LINKS

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

United States Department of Agriculture

AIC QUARTERLY ARTICLES
(You may have to browse the Quarterly to find the indicated article.)

Volume 17, No. 1, 2003 (pdf)
Food labeling lacks consistency Volume 16, No. 3, 2002 (pdf)
Research stresses importance of trade to food security

Volume 15, No. 2, 2001 (pdf)
AIC Co-sponsors look at Africa's Future
AIC Study on the Agricultural Benefits of Improved Nutrition
Nutrition Project in Low-income Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Volume 14, No. 4, 2000 (pdf)
Two Viewpoints on Biotechnology

Volume 13, No. 4, 1999 (html)
Biotechnology and the World's Poor

 

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