Economics of Carbon Credits from Voluntary Practices on Rice Farms in the Sacramento Valley
(May 2011, pdf, 360kb) Cloe Garnache, John Thomas Rosen-Molina and Daniel A. Sumner
This report provides an economic analysis of Green House Gas emissions from alternative rice production practices in the Sacramento Valley.
Funding for Research into Specialty Crops (pdf)
This paper considers public funding for R&D directed to specialty crops.
Specific questions to be addressed include whether R&D for specialty crops
has been underfunded, both in absolute terms and relative to other crops and
agriculture more generally.
Authors: Julian M. Alston and Philip G. Pardey. May 2007
The Payoff to Public Investments in Pest-Management R&D: General Issues and a Case Study Emphasizing Integrated Pest Management in California
(December 2005, pdf) John D. Mullen, Julian M. Alston, Daniel A. Sumner, Marcia T. Kreith, and Nicolai V. Kuminoff. Using California as a case study, this paper describes the post–World War II history of agricultural pest-management technology, documents the development and use of chemical pesticides, describes the role of public research, and measures the benefits and costs for five important commodities, emphasizing integrated pest management.
An Analysis of the Costs and Benefits
to Consumers and Growers from the
Consumption of Recommended Amounts and Types of Fruits and
Vegetables for Cancer Prevention (pdf, html)
(Final Report prepared for the California Department
of Health Services Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Section)
by Karen M. Jetter, James A. Chalfant and Daniel A. Sumner,
This study examines the direct economic benefits and costs
of Californian consumers adopting four alternative recommended
diets: the very minimum 5-a-day recommendation for fruits
and vegetables, the 5-a-day commodity sub-group recommendations
for a cancer prevention diet, the 7-a-day minimum recommendation
for men and active women, and the 7-a-day commodity sub-group
recommendations for a cancer prevention diet.
Alternative Natural Beef Production System (pdf)
A Differentiation Strategy for California Producers
and Packers by Ricardo Verazza Paganini. ARE Update No.
8, Vol. 1, Sept./Oct. 2004. University of California Department
of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
in Exotic Pest Control Technology: The Case of Silverleaf
Whitefly in California, May 2001,(pdf)
Karen M. Jetter, Julian M. Alston, and Robert J. Farquharson
examine the economic benefits from the development and adoption
of the new pest management technology by several vegetable
industries that are susceptible to the silverleaf whitefly.
Specifically, broccoli, cauliflower, cantaloupe, head lettuce
and leaf lettuce, and fresh tomatoes are analyzed.
Agriculture in an E-Commerce World
This site contains presentations and background material
from the UC Executive Seminar "Agriculture in an E-Commerce
December 4th, 2000 in Sacramento, California and co-hosted
by the Agricultural Issues Center and the UC Center for
Agricultural R&D, Technological Change, and Food Security
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.
Trade Liberalization and Chinas Food Economy in the
Implications to Chinas 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,
1998 Web Survey Results
In 1998 AIC conducted a survey of internet use in California
agriculture. The more than 250 completed responses that we
received provide useful information on the adoption and diffusion
of Internet applications