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José Benjamín Falck Zepeda Resume

 

WORK ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

 International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty

 

 

2033 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-1002 USA 
Telephone:   (1) 202 862-8158 
Fax: (1) 202 467-4439
Follow me on Twitter: @josefalck
Blog:Socioeconomics, Biosafety and Decision Making

http://socioeconomicbiosafety.wordpress.com/

  


Disclaimer: This Wiki is my own and is not associated in any way or form to my employer, the International Food Policy Research (IFPRI), its donors and/or its staff members


 

Education

Ph. D. Agricultural Economics                                                                              1993-1998

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

 

M. Sc. Agricultural Economics                                                                             1991-1993

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

 

B.S. Animal Science                                                                                            1987-1988

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

 

Agrónomo (Agronomist)                                                                                    1982-1984

Escuela Agrícola Panamericana (Zamorano), Honduras, Central America

 

Employment

Senior Research Fellow – Leader Policy Team Program for Biosafety Systems         2011- present                     

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Washington, DC

 

 

Research Fellow – Leader Policy Team Program for Biosafety Systems                   2007- 2011

Co-Leader Genetic Resources Policies (GRP1) theme                      

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Washington, DC

 

Research Fellow – Associate Director Program for Biosafety Systems                     2004-2006

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Washington, DC

 

Research Officer                                                                                                2001-2004

International Service for National Agricultura Research (ISNAR), The Hague

 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow                                                                            1998-2001

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University

 

Graduate Research Assistant                                                                               1991-1998

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University

 

Assistant Professor and Manager of the Poultry Farm                                           1988-1991

Escuela Agrícola Panamericana (Zamorano), Honduras

 

Instructor and Manager Feed Mill                                                                        1985-1986

Escuela Agrícola Panamericana (Zamorano), Honduras

 

Journals and Contributing Papers

  1. Gouse, M., Sengupta, D., Zambrano, P., & Zepeda, J. F. (2016). Genetically Modified Maize: Less Drudgery for Her, More Maize for Him? Evidence from Smallholder Maize Farmers in South Africa. World Development. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X16000498  
  2. Chambers, Judith A.; Zambrano, Patricia; Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; Gruère, Guillaume P.; Sengupta, Debdatta; Hokanson, Karen. 2014. GM agricultural technologies for Africa: A state of affairs. Report. Washington DC: African Development Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute.
  3. Kikulwe, E. J. Falck-Zepeda, J.  and J. Wesseler.“If labels for GM food were present, would consumers trust them?” Insights from a consumer survey in Uganda." Environment and Development Economics. Article pp 1-20, 2014. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9125863&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S1355770X13000636 
  4. Smyth S.J., McDonald J., Falck-Zepeda J.B. Investment, regulation, and uncertainty: Managing new plant breeding techniques. GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain 2014; 5:4 - 3; http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/gmcr.27465 
  5. Falck-Zepeda, J. J. Wesseler and S. Smyth. The current status of the debate on socio-economic regulatory assessments. 2013. World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development. 10(4): 203-227. http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=wrstsd 
  6. Smyth, S. and J. Falck-Zepeda. 2013. Socio-economic Considerations and International Trade Agreements. Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy by 14(1): 18-38. http://www.esteyjournal.com/j_pdfs/smythfalck14-1.pdf 
  7. Falck Zepeda, J., J. Yorobe, Jr., B. Amir Husin, A. Manalo, E. Lokollo, G. Ramon, P. Zambrano and Sutrisno "Estimates and Implications of the Costs of Compliance with Biosafety Regulations in Developing Countries: The case of the Philippines and Indonesia,".  GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology and Agriculture in the Food Chain. Volume 3, Issue 1   January/February/March 2012 http://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/gmcrops/article/18727/?nocache=668315680
  8. Falck-Zepeda, J., A. Sanders, C. Rogelio Trabanino, & R. Batallas-Huacon. 2012. Caught Between Scylla and Charybdis: Impact Estimation Issues from the Early Adoption of GM Maize in Honduras. AgBioForum, 15(2), 138-151. Available on the World Wide Web: http://www.agbioforum.org.
  9. “Farmers and Researchers Discovering Biotech Crops: Experiences Measuring Economic Impacts among New Adopters” A Special Issue of AgbioForum, Melinda Smale and José Falck-Zepeda, Guest Editors, Vol 15, Num 2, 2012. http://www.agbioforum.org
  10. Kikulwe, E. M., Wesseler, J., & Falck-Zepeda, J., Attitudes, Perceptions, and Trust: Insights from a Consumer Survey Regarding Genetically Modified Banana in Uganda, Appetite (2011),  http://doi:10.1016/j.appet.2011.06.001
  11. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. and P. Zambrano. 2011. Socio-economic Considerations in Biosafety and Biotechnology Decision Making: The Cartagena Protocol and National Biosafety Frameworks. Review of Policy Research. 28(2): 171-195. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-1338.2011.00488.x
  12. Kikulwe, E.M., E. Birol, J. Wesseler, J. Falck-Zepeda. 2010. A latent class approach to investigating demand for genetically modified banana in Uganda Agricultural Economics. 42(5):547-560. First published online 21 Jan 2011.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-0862.2010.00529.x
  13. Smyth, S.J., Falck-Zepeda, J.B., Gray, R.S., Nassem, A., Paarlberg, R., Phillips, P.W.B., et al. “Policy recommendations from the 13th ICABR conference on the emerging bioeconomy.” 2010. AgBioForum, 13(2), 98-103. Available on the World Wide Web: http://www.agbioforum.org.
  14. Bayer, J. C., G. W. Norton, and J. B. Falck-Zepeda. (2010). Cost of compliance with biotechnology regulation in the Philippines: Implications for developing countries. AgBioForum 13(1): 53-62. http://www.agbioforum.org/v13n1/v13n1a04-norton.htm 
  15. [Review of] "Developing Smallholder Agriculture: A Global Perspective, R.L. Tinsley, AgBé Publishing, Brussels, Belgium (2004). 440 pp., US$49 (Softcover), ISBN 981-05-0873-50," A book review by Jose Falck-Zepeda. 2009. Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 99(2-3), pages 142-143, February. 
  16. Falck Zepeda, J. B. Socio-Economic Considerations, Article 26.1 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: What are the Issues and What is at Stake?” 2009. AgBioForum. 12(1):90-107. http://agbioforum.org/v12n1/v12n1a09-falckzepeda.htm
  17. Smale, M., P. Zambrano, J. Falck-Zepeda, G. Gruère, I. Matushke. Economic impact of transgenic crops in developing countries: a note on the methods. 2008. International Journal of Biotechnology 10(6):519-555.
  18. Falck Zepeda, J.B., D. Horna, P. Zambrano and M. Smale. “Policy and Institutional Factors and the Distribution of Economic Benefits and Risk from the Adoption of Insect Resistant (Bt) Cotton in West Africa.” 2008. Asian Biotechnology Development Review 11(1):1-32.
  19. Falck Zepeda, J., D. Horna and M. Smale. “Distribution of economic benefits and risk from the adoption of insect resistant cotton in West Africa” 2008. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  20. Falck- Zepeda, J. B. “Coexistence, Genetically Modified Biotechnologies and Biosafety: Implications for Developing Countries.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics.  88 (Number 5, 2006): 1200–1208.
  21. Smale, M., De Groote, H. and J. B. Falck-Zepeda. “Biosafety and biodiversity risks.” 2006. Washington, D.C. / Rome / México, D.F., Mexico: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) / International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) / Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT). Research at a Glance- Genetic Resource Policies - Brief #26.
  22. Linacre N.A., Falck-Zepeda J., Komen J., MacLaren D. “Risk Assessment and Management of Genetically Modified Organisms under Australia’s Gene Technology Act: Considerations for Regulatory Development.” 2006. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review. 8(3):33-48.
  23. Linacre, N.A., J. Gaskell, M.W. Rosegrant, J. Falck-Zepeda, H. Quemada, M. Halsey, and R. Birner. “Strategic Environmental Assessments for Genetically Modified Organisms.” 2006. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. Vol 24. No.1. 35-43.
  24. Mehta-Bhatt, Purvi; Ebora, Reynaldo V.; Cohen, Joel I.; Falck-Zepeda, Jose; Zambrano, Patricia. “An Overview of Regulation, Perceptions and Priorities for GM crops in Asian Countries.” 2005. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review 7(3): 9-24.
  25. Lin, W, G. Price, J. Falck-Zepeda, J. Fernandez-Cornejo. “Economic Impacts of Adopting GM Crops in the United States.” 2004. Farm Policy Journal, Volume 1, Number 2, pp. 50 - 64 (15 pages).
  26. Cohen, J., J. Komen, and J. Falck Zepeda. “National Agricultural Biotechnology Research Capacity in Developing Countries” 2004.  FAO ESA Working Paper No. 04-14. Contributing paper to FAO State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2004. 
  27. Falck Zepeda, J. B., J. Cohen and J. Komen.Impact Assessment and Agricultural Biotechnology – Research Methodologies for Developing, Emerging and Transition Economies” 2002. Paper commissioned for the OECD Global Forum on Knowledge Economy- Biotechnology, Paris 18-19 November, 2002.
  28. Huang, J., R. Hu, Q.Wang, J. Keely and J. B. Falck-Zepeda. “Agricultural Biotechnology Development Policy and Impact in China” 2002. Economic and Political Weekly. July 2002. Pp. 2756-2761.
  29. Falck-Zepeda, J. B., G. Traxler and R.G. Nelson. “Surplus Distribution from the Introduction of a Biotechnology Innovation American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 82 (May 2000):360-369.
  30. Falck-Zepeda, J. B., G. Traxler, and R. G. Nelson. “Rent Creation and Distribution From Biotechnology Innovations: The Case of Bt Cotton and Herbicide-Tolerant Soybeans in 1997.” Agribusiness. February 2000.
  31. Traxler, G., J. B. Falck Zepeda, J. I. Monasterio, and K. Sayre. “Production Risk and the Evolution of High Yield Wheat Varieties.”  American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 77(February 1995):1-7.

 

 

 

 

Discussion and Briefing Papers

 

  1.  Socio-economic considerations of GM crops in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety-CBD. 2012. Jose Falck Zepeda .In EC-JRC-IPTS International Workshop Proceedings “Socio-Economic Impact s of Genetically Modified Crops” 23-24 November 2011, Seville Spain. http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/ap016e/ap016e.pdf  
  2. Delivering genetically engineered crops to poor farmers: Recommendations for improved biosafety regulations in developing countries. 2009. Falck-Zepeda, José; Cavalieri, Anthony; Zambrano, Patricia. IFPRI Policy Brief 14. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/bp014.pdf
  3.  La biotecnología agropecuaria en América Latina: Una visión cuantitativa. 2009. Falck-Zepeda, Jose´ Benjamin; Falconi, Cesar; Sampaio-Amstalden, Maria José; Solleiro Rebolledo, José Luis; Trigo, Eduardo; Verástegui, Javier. IFPRI Discussion Paper 860SP. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/ifpridp00860sp.pdf
  4.  A latent class approach to investigating consumer demand for genetically modified staple food in a developing country: The case of GM bananas in Uganda. 2009. Kikulwe, Enoch; Birol, Ekin; Wesseler, Justus; Falck-Zepeda, José. IFPRI Discussion Paper 938. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/ifpridp00938.pdf
  5.  Measuring the economic impacts of transgenic crops in developing agriculture during the first decade : Approaches, findings, and future directions. 2009. Smale, Melinda; Zambrano, Patricia; Gruère, Guillaume P.; Falck-Zepeda, Jose´ Benjamin; Matuschke, Ira; Horna, Daniela; Nagarajan, Latha; Yerramareddy, Indira; Jones, Hannah. Food Policy Review 10. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/pv10.pdfhttp://dx.doi.org/10.2499/0896295117FPRev10
  6.  Insecticide Use on Vegetables in Ghana Would GM Seed Benefit Farmers? 2008. Daniela Horna, Melinda Smale, Ramatu Al-Hassan,  José Falck-Zepeda, Samuel E. Timpo.  IFPRI Discussion Paper 785. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/dp/ifpridp00785.asp,
  7. Introducing a genetically modified banana in Uganda : Social benefits, costs, and consumer perceptions. 2008. Kilkuwe, Enoch; Wesseler, Justus, Falck-Zepeda, José. IFPRI Discussion Paper 767. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/dp/ifpridp00767.asp,
  8. Plant genetic resources for agriculture, plant breeding, and biotechnology: Experiences from Cameroon, Kenya, the Philippines, and Venezuela. 2008. Falck-Zepeda, José; Zambrano, Patricia; Cohen, Joel I.; Borges, Orangel; Guimarães, Elcio P.; Hautea, Desiree; Kengue, Joseph; Songa, Josephine. IFPRI Discussion Paper 762. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/dp/ifpridp00762.asp
  9. The Economic Impact and the Distribution of Benefits and Risk from the Adoption of Insect Resistant (Bt) Cotton in West Africa. Jose Falck-Zepeda, Daniela Horna, and Melinda Smale. IFPRI Discussion Paper No. 718. IFPRI, Washington, DC. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getfile/collection/p15738coll2/id/40700/filename/40629.pdf 
  10. Parables: Applied Economics Literature about the Impact of Genetically Engineered Crop Varieties in Developing Economies.  Smale, M., Zambrano, P., Falck-Zepeda, J. and Gruère, G. 2006. EPTD Discussion Paper 158.  IFPRI, Washington, D.C. 
  11. Risk Assessment and Management of Genetically Modified Organisms Under Australia’s Gene Technology Act. Linacre, N., J. Falck-Zepeda, J. Komen, and D. MacLaren. Environment and Production Technology Division Discussion Paper Number 1 57. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Washington, D. C. 2006. 
  12. An Exploration of the Potential Benefits of Integrated Pest Management Systems and the Use of Insect Resistant Potatoes to Control the Guatemalan Tuber Moth (Tecia solanivora Povolny) in Ventaquemada, Colombia.” José Falck Zepeda, Nancy Barreto-Triana, Irma Baquero-Haeberlin, Eduardo Espitia-Malagón, Humberto Fierro-Guzmán, and Nancy López. Environment and Production Technology Division Discussion Paper Number 152. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Washington, D. C. 2006. 
  13. Analysis for Biotechnology Innovations using Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA). Linacre, N.A., J. Gaskell, M.W. Rosegrant, J. Falck-Zepeda, H. Quemada, M. Halsey, and R. Birner. 2005. Environment and Production Technology Division Discussion Paper Number 140. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Washington, D. C. Available at http://www.ifpri.org/divs/eptd/dp/papers/eptdp140.pdf
  14. Security Analysis for Agro-terrorism: Applying the threat, Vulnerability, Consequence Framework to Developing Countries.  Linacre, N. A., B. Koo, M.W. Rosegrant, S. Msangi, J. Falck-Zepeda, J. Gaskell, J. Komen, M. J. Cohen, and R. Birner. 2005. and Production Technology Division Discussion Paper Number 138. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D. C. http://www.ifpri.org/divs/eptd/dp/papers/eptdp138.pdf
  15. To Reach The Poor: Results from the ISNAR-IFPRI Next Harvest Study on Genetically Modified Crops, Public Research, and Policy Implications. Atanassov, A., A. Bahieldin, J. Brink, M. Burachik, J. I. Cohen, V. Dhawan, R. V. Ebora, J. Falck-Zepeda, L. Herrera-Estrella, J. Komen, F. C. Low, E. Omaliko, B. Odhiambo, H. Quemada, Y. Peng, M. J. Sampaio, I. Sithole-Niang, A. Sittenfeld, M. Smale, Sutrisno, R. Valyasevi, Y. Zafar, and P. Zambrano. 2004. EPTD Discussion Paper 116. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute
  16. Biotechnology and Sustainable Livelihoods: Findings and Recommendations of an International Consultation. Falck Zepeda, J. B., J. Cohen, R. Meinzen-Dick and J. Komen.  ISNAR Briefing Paper 54. September 2002.

 

 

Book Chapters, Commissioned Reviews and Monographs

 

  1. Falck-Zepeda, Jose Benjamin; Zambrano, Patricia; McLean, Denisse; Sanders, Arie; Roca, Maria Mercedes; Chi-Ham, Cecilia; and Bennett, Alan. 2015. Honduras and Bt/HT maize- a small country model for GM crop adoption? In Analyses: Africa's future ... can biosciences contribute? Mitton, Patrick; Bennett, David (Eds.). Chapter 11. Pp. 106-118. http://www.nepadbiosafety.net/abne/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/B4FA-Analyses-FINAL.pdf#page=108 
  2. Kikulwe, E.M. J. Falck- Zepeda, and J. Wesseler. “Incremental Benefits of Genetically Modified Bananas in Uganda.”  In Edward Elgar Handbook  on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development Edited by Stuart J. Smyth, David Castle and Peter W. B. Phillips.
  3. Falck-Zepeda, Jose Benjamin. “Non-adopters of GM crops in Latin America”. In Edward Elgar Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development Edited by Stuart J. Smyth, David Castle and Peter W. B. Phillips.
  4. Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulation.” Edited by Karinne Ludlow (Monash University), Stuart J. Smyth (University of Saskatchewan) and José Falck-Zepeda (International Food Policy Research Institute).  http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4614-9440-9 Book published early 2014 by Springer Editors
  5. Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; and Smale, Melinda. 2014. Benefits to producers and society. In Socio-economic considerations in biotechnology regulation, ed. Karinne Ludlow, Stuart J. Smyth, and José Benjamin Falck-Zepeda. Natural Resource Management and Policy, Vol. 37. Chapter 4. Pp. 55-66. New York, NY, USA: Springer. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll5/id/4206
  6. Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; Ludlow, Karinne; and Smyth, Stuart J. 2014. International context of socioeconomic considerations and the regulation of genetically modified organisms. In Socio-economic considerations in biotechnology regulation. ed. Karinne Ludlow, Stuart J. Smyth, and José Benjamin Falck-Zepeda. Natural Resource Management and Policy, Vol. 37. Chapter 3. Pp. 37-52. New York, NY, USA: Springer. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll5/id/4199
  7. Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; Zambrano, Patricia; and Smale, Melinda. 2014. Impact on biodiversity. In Socio-economic considerations in biotechnology regulation, ed. Karinne Ludlow, Stuart J. Smyth, and José Benjamin Falck-Zepeda. Natural Resource Management and Policy, Vol. 37. Chapter 10. Pp. 145-158. New York, NY, USA: Springer http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll5/id/4202
  8. Genetically modified crops in Africa - Economic and policy lessons from countries south of the Sahara.  Editors: Jose Falck-Zepeda, Guillaume Gruere, and Idah Sithole-Niang. http://www.ifpri.org/publication/genetically-modified-crops-africa
  9. Daniela Horna, Patricia Zambrano, Jose Falck-Zepeda, Theresa Sengooba, and Miriam Kyotalimye Chapter 3 “Genetically Modified Cotton in Uganda: An Ex-ante Evaluation”
  10. Enoch Kikulwe, Ekin Birol, Justus Wesseler, and Jose Falck-Zepeda Chapter 5. Consumer perceptions of the potential introduction of a fungal resistant banana in Uganda and policy implications
  11. Jose Falck Zepeda and Patricia Zambrano Chapter 10. Estimates and implications of the costs of compliance with biosafety regulations for African agriculture, Jose Falck-Zepeda and Patricia Zambrano.
  12. Socioeconomic considerations in biosafety decisionmaking - Methods and implementation. Daniela Horna, Patricia Zambrano, José Falck-Zepeda, Editors. IFPRI Research Monographs. 2013. http://www.ifpri.org/publication/socioeconomic-considerations-biosafety-decisionmaking
  13. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. and A. Cavalieri. 2012. “Risk Assessment Approaches for Biosafety.” In The Role of Biotechnology in a Sustainable Food Supply” Editors Jennie Popp (U. of Arkansas), Maty Matlock (U. of Arkansas), Nathan Kemper (Southern Center Risk Management),  Molly Jahn (U. of  Wisconsin- Madison),  Cambridge University Press.
  14.  Falck-Zepeda, J.B. and P. Zambrano Bio-innovations and the Economics of Biosafety Regulatory Decision Making and Design in Developing Countries.”. In Environmental Safety of Genetically Engineered Crops, Edited by: Rebecca Grumet, Jim Hancock, Karim Maredia, Cholani Weebaddee, Michigan State University Press. Publication forthcoming 2011
  15. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. and A. Cavalieri. “Risk Assessment Approaches for Biosafety.” In The Role of Biotechnology in a Sustainable Food Supply Editors Molly (U. of Wisconsin) and Sheerin Popp (U. of Arkansas), Cambridge University Press. Publication forthcoming 2011.
  16. Trigo, E. J. Falck-Zepeda, and C. Falconi. 2010. Biotecnología Agropecuaria  para el Desarrollo en América Latina: Oportunidades y Retos. Documento de Trabajo LAC/01/10, Programa de Cooperación, FAO/Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, Servicio para América Latina y el Caribe, División del Centro de Inversiones.
  17.  Falck-Zepeda, J. S. Msangi, T. Sulser P. Zambrano, C. Falconi. 2010. Biofuels and Rural Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Working Paper LAC/02/10, Cooperative Programme, FAO/Inter-American Development Bank, Latin America and Caribbean Service, Investment Centre Division.
  18. Kikulwe, E., E. Birol, J. Falck-Zepeda and J. Wesseler. 2009. Rural consumers’ preferences for banana attributes in Uganda: Is there a market for GM staples? 2009.  In Bennett, J.W. and E. Birol (Eds.) Choice Experiments in Developing Countries: Implementation, Challenges and Policy Implications.  Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.
  19.  “Assessing the potential economic impact of genetically modified crops in Ghana : A methodological framework” 2007. Horna, Daniela; Smale, Melinda; Falck-Zepeda, Jose. PBS Policy Brief 1. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pbs/pdf/pbsbriefghana01.pdf
  20. “Assessing the potential economic impact of genetically modified crops in Ghana : Virus resistant tomato” 2007. Horna, Daniela; Smale, Melinda; Falck-Zepeda, Jose. PBS Policy Brief 2. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pbs/pdf/pbsbriefghana02.pdf
  21. 14.    “Assessing the potential economic impact of genetically modified crops in Ghana : Insect-resistant cabbage.” 2007. Horna, Daniela; Smale, Melinda; Falck-Zepeda, Jose. PBS Policy Brief 3. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pbs/pdf/pbsbriefghana03.pdf
  22. “Assessing the potential economic impact of genetically modified crops in Ghana : Insect-resistant garden egg.” 2007. Horna, Daniela; Smale, Melinda; Falck-Zepeda, Jose. PBS Policy Brief 4. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pbs/pdf/pbsbriefghana04.pdf
  23. “Assessing the potential economic impact of genetically modified crops in Ghana : Virus-resistant cassava.” 2007. Horna, Daniela; Smale, Melinda; Falck-Zepeda, Jose. PBS Policy Brief 5. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pbs/pdf/pbsbriefghana05.pdf
  24. “Estado de la biotecnología agropecuaria en Argentina” Trigo, Eduardo; Falck-Zepeda, José; Falconi, César; Villarreal, Federico. 2007. Working Papers Series Washington, D.C. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Rural Development Unit, Sustainable Development Dept.
  25. “Estado de la biotecnología agropecuaria en Chile.” Trigo, Eduardo; Falck-Zepeda,José; Falconi, César; Villarreal, Federico. 2007. Working Papers Series Washington, D.C. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Rural Development Unit, Sustainable Development Dept.
  26.  “Estado de la biotecnología agropecuaria en Uruguay.” Trigo, Eduardo; Falck-Zepeda,José; Falconi, César; Villarreal, Federico. 2007. Working Papers Series Washington, D.C. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Rural Development Unit, Sustainable Development Dept.
  27. “Biosafety Regulation of Genetically Modified Orphan Crops in Developing Countries: A Way Forward.”  Falck Zepeda, J., and J. Cohen. In Economics of Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnologies. Julian Alston, David Zilberman, and Richard Just, eds. Springer Editors. 2006.
  28. “Size and Distribution of Market Benefits From Adopting Biotech Crops.” Gregory, K. Price, W. Lin, J. B. Falck-Zepeda, and J. Fernandez-Cornejo. 2003. USDA-ERS Technical Bulletin No. (TB1906) 44 pp.
  29. “Cotton GMO adoption and Private Profitability.” Falck-Zepeda, J. B., G. Traxler, and R. G. Nelson. In Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture-Economics and Politics. G. Nelson ed. Academic Press, London, U.K. 2001.
  30. "The Role of Federal, State, and Private Institutions in Seed Technology Generation in the United States: The Case of Cotton." Falck-Zepeda, J.B. and G. Traxler. In Public Private Collaboration in Agricultural Research: New Institutional Arrangements and Economic Implications, K. Fuglie and D. Schimmelpfenning, eds. Iowa State University Press, 2000.

 

 

Selected Presentations and Capacity Strengthening Activities

  1.  Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentations “The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and its Relationship to National Biosafety Systems: General Considerations” & “An Overview of Economic Impacts of GM crops” at the “Biosafety in Agricultural Biotechnology Information Exchange Workshop for Parliamentarians and Decision Makers in Ethiopia” 27 – 29 March 2015, Harmony Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  2. Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentations “Conceptual and Implementation Clarity of SECs and Biosafety Decision-Making with Karinne Ludlow (Monash University) – with Stuart Smyth (U. of Saskatchewan) &  “Contrasting Investments in Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa and Latin America: Technological Triumphs with Institutional Challenges” with Patricia Zambrano, Geoffrey Arinaitwe, Cesar Falconi, Virginia Kimani, Muffy Kock, Eduardo Trigo Sylvia Uzochukwu” At the International Bioeconomy Research Consortium (ICABR) Conference, Ravello, Italy, June 2015.
  3. Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Next Harvest II -Agricultural Biotechnology Capacity and Development in Africa” Patricia Zambrano, Geoffrey Arinaitwe, Muffy Kock, Virginia Kimani, Sylvia Uzochukwu. Presentation made at the event “Next Harvest II: Biotechnology Capacity in Africa, A Way Forward”, OFAB-PBS Roundtable, June 5, 2015 Kampala Uganda.
  4. Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentations “Introduction to socioeconomic considerations and biosafety”, “Case study example: Genetically Modified Cotton in Uganda: An Ex-ante Evaluation” with Daniela Horna, Patricia Zambrano, Jose Falck-Zepeda, Theresa Sengooba, Guillaume Gruere, Miriam Kyotalimye. “Case studies on biosafety in socioeconomics in Brazil, Argentina, the EU and the USA”. “Towards a Roadmap for Socio-Economics Implementation in a Decision Making Regulatory Process” with Samuel Timpo. Presentations made the Kenya National Biosafety Authority and the Africa Union NEPAD Agricultural Biotechnology Network of Experts sponsored event “Socioeconomic workshop for Kenya”, Maanzoni Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, March 25, 2015
  5. José Falck-Zepeda made the following presentations at the International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) in Nairobi, Kenya, June 18, 2014, Nairobi, Kenya
  6. “Adoption Impacts and Access to Innovation in Honduras” with Denisse McLean, Patricia Zambrano, Arie Sanders, Maria Mercedes Roca, Cecilia Chi-Ham Allan Bennett
  7. Jose Falck-Zepeda organized the Policy Panel “Next Harvest II Agricultural Biotechnology Capacity and Development in Africa” Presenters included Patricia Zambrano, Geofrey Arinaitwe, Virginia Kimani, Muffy Koch, Sylvia Uzochukwu. Policy Panel at the International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) in Nairobi, Kenya, June 18, 2014, Nairobi, Kenya
  8. José Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Socio-economic Considerations - An Overview of Socio-Economic Impacts of Biotechnology and Biosafety Regulatory Processes” at the Michigan State University Short Course on Environmental Biosafety, August 7, 2014.

10.  José Falck-Zepeda made the presentations “An Overview of Socio-Economic Impacts of Biotechnology” and “Socio-Economics and the Regulatory Process” at the workshop organized UNEP-GEF and the University of the West Indies on Biosafety Capacity in the Caribbean, Bridgeport, Barbados, September 10-12, 2014

11.  Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Biotechnology and Developing Countries”  at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, Cambridge UK, December 2014.

12.  Jose Falck-Zepeda with Denisse McLean, Patricia Zambrano, Arie Sanders, Maria Mercedes Roca, Cecilia Chi-Ham Allan Bennett made the presentation “Adoption Impacts and Access to Innovation in Small Resource Poor Countries: Results from a Second Round Survey and Institutional Assessment in Honduras” Presentation made at Biosciences for Africa project meeting, Cambridge, UK April 2014.

13.  José Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Biotechnology and Developing Countries” at Georgetown University, April 2014.

14.  José Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Low Level Presence, Trade, Biosafety and Decision Making: Issues for Developing Countries” at the FAO Technical Consultation on Low Levels of Genetically Modified (GM) Crops in International Food and Feed Trade”, Rome, Italy, 20-21 March 2014.

15.  José Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Biotechnology and Developing Countries” at Georgetown University, April 2014.

16.  José Falck-Zepeda made the following presentations at the International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) in Nairobi, Kenya, June 18, 2014, Nairobi, Kenya “Adoption Impacts and Access to Innovation in Honduras” with Denisse McLean, Patricia Zambrano, Arie Sanders, Maria Mercedes Roca, Cecilia Chi-Ham Allan Bennett. Jose Falck-Zepeda organized the Policy Panel “Next Harvest II Agricultural Biotechnology Capacity and Development in Africa” Presenters included Patricia Zambrano, Geofrey Arinaitwe, Virginia Kimani, Muffy Koch, Sylvia Uzochukwu.

17.  José Falck-Zepeda made the presentations

  1. a.     Introduction to socioeconomic considerations and biosafety
  2. b.     Examples of socioeconomic assessments
  3. c.     Case study example: Genetically Modified Cotton in Uganda: An Ex-ante Evaluation (with Daniela Horna, Patricia Zambrano, Jose Falck-Zepeda, Theresa Sengooba, Guillaume Gruere, Miriam Kyotalimye)
  4. d.     Case studies on biosafety in socioeconomics in Brazil, Argentina, EU and USA

at the ATT workshop on Biosafety for Ghana Decision Makers and Regulators, organized by Iowa State University, Ames Iowa, July 2, 2014.

18.  José Falck-Zepeda made the presentations “Impacto Económico de la Adopción de la Biotecnología en Países en Vías de Desarrollo” and “Consideraciones socioeconómicas en la toma de decisiones” at the V Foro de Biotecnología Moderna “Cultivos Biotecnológicos, Aspectos Económicos y Sociales "organized by the Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego del Perú, INIA, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, REDBIO, APPISemillas. Lima, Perú, August 1, 2014.

19.  “Adoption Impacts and Access to Innovation in Honduras” with Denisse McLean, Patricia Zambrano, Arie Sanders, Maria Mercedes Roca, Cecilia Chi-Ham Allan Bennett

20.  José Falck-Zepeda made the presentations “An Overview of Socio-Economic Impacts of Biotechnology” and “Socio-Economics and the Regulatory Process” at the workshop organized UNEP-GEF and the University of the West Indies on Biosafety Capacity in the Caribbean, Bridgeport, Barbados, September 10-12, 2014

21.  Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Biotechnology and Developing Countries”  at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, Cambridge UK, December 2014.

22.  Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Implications of Biosafety Regulatory Costs and Time Delays on R&D” Presentation made at the Sixth International Conference on Coexistence between Genetically Modified (GM) and non-GM based Agricultural Supply Chains GMCC 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, on November 12-15, 2013.

23.  José Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Implications of Biosafety Regulatory Costs and Time Delays on R&D.” Presentation made at the Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference - ABIC 2013, Calgary, Canada, September 18, 2013. http://www.abic.ca/abic2013/PDF/SPEAKER_PRESENTATION/JoseFalckZepeda.pdf

24.  Falck-Zepeda, J., D. McLean, P. Zambrano, A. Sanders, M. M. Roca, C. Chi-Ham.  “Adoption Impacts and Access to Innovation in Small Resource Poor Countries: Results from a Second Round Survey and Institutional Assessment in Honduras”. Presentation made at the 17th ICABR conference: INNOVATION AND POLICY FOR THE BIOECONOMY, Ravello Italy, June 21 2013.

25.  Patricia Zambrano, Isidore Lobnibe, Daylinda Cabanilla, Jorge Maldonado, and José Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Hiding in Plain Sight . Women and GM Crop Adoption.” Paper presented at the 17th ICABR Conference: INNOVATION AND POLICY FOR THE BIOECONOMY , Ravello (Amalfi Coast – Italy) June 18-21, 2013

26.  Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Socio-economic considerations of GM crops in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety-CBD and National Regulations”. Presentation made at the APEC High Level Policy Dialogue, Kazan Russia, May 26 and 27, 2012

27.  José Falck Zepeda, Judith A. Chambers, Guillaume Gruere, Patricia Zambrano, Debdatta Sengupta and Karen Hokason made the presentation “The Determinants of National GM Biotechnology Innovative Capacity and the Policy and Political Reality in Africa: A “State of Affairs” . Presentation made at ICABR Conference Ravello, Italy, June 24-27 2012.

28.  Stuart Smyth and Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Socio-economic Considerations and International Trade Agreements”. Presentation to the International Political Science Association Conference July 8-12, 2012, Madrid, Spain.

29.  Jose Falck-Zepeda and Patricia Zambrano organized the side event “Gender, Public Health, Nutrition and Biotechnology - A symposium on issues and views” at the IAAE conference Iguazu Falls, Brazil, August 19-24, 2012.

30.  Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “The challenges of segregation between GM and Non-GM Crops along the food supply chains: Experiences in developing countries” Presentation made at the side event at the IAAE conference Iguazu Falls, Brazil.

31.  Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Socioeconomic considerations in the Context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and National Regulations” made at the ISBGMO Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, September 19, 2012.

32.  Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Socio-economic consideration and biosafety”at the PRRI/ISAAA/IFPRI-PBS workshop as preparation of southeast Asia delegates to the COP-MOP6, Bangkok, Thailand, January 10-11, 2012.

33.  Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Socio-economic consideration and biosafety in developing countries” Presentation made at the VALGEN Workshop “Bioproducts and Crops Regulation: Challenges and Opportunities” in Vancouver, Canada, March 6-7, 2012,

34.  Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentations “Articulo 26: Aspectos socio económicos y la bioseguridad” and “Temas claves para debate/negociaciones en del Protocolo de Cartagena (COP-MOP6)” “Protocolo de Cartagena para la bioseguridad: puntos de convergencia con la agricultura y el ambiente” at the CIAA conference and preparatory workshop for the Central American delegates to the COP-MOP6, Zamorano Honduras, May 9-11, 2012.

35.  Jose Falck-Zepeda and Patricia Zambrano organized the side event “Socioeconomic Considerations and Biosafety Decision Making: Assessments, Positions, Processes and Practical Experiences” at the Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP6) in Hyderabad, India Octobre 3-5, 2012.

36.  Jose Falck-Zepeda and Patricia Zambrano Participated  in closing events for IDRC project on Gender and Health. Delivered presentations at SEARCA/SEAMEO (Los Baños) and at the Department of Agriculture (Makati City, Philippines). Los Banos and Manila, Philippines. Nov28 - Dec 8, 2012.

37.  J. Falck-Zepeda. Special Seminar  of the SEARCA Agriculture & Development Seminar Series (ADSS) co-organized by the Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines –Los Baños and National Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH), 2 August 2011.  This presentation is partially funded by IDRC Canada and USAID, through the “Gender and Biotechnology “ and the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) projects.

 

“Socio-economic considerations of GM crops in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety-CBD”. 2012. Jose Falck Zepeda .In EC-JRC-IPTS International Workshop Proceedings “Socio-Economic Impact s of Genetically Modified Crops” 23-24 November 2011, Seville Spain.

  1. Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Socio-economic considerations of GM crops in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety-CBD and National Regulations”. Presentation made at the APEC High Level Policy Dialogue, Kazan Russia, May 26 and 27, 2012
  2. José Falck Zepeda, Judith A. Chambers, Guillaume Gruere, Patricia Zambrano, Debdatta Sengupta and Karen Hokason made the presentation “The Determinants of National GM Biotechnology Innovative Capacity and the Policy and Political Reality in Africa: A “State of Affairs” . Presentation made at ICABR Conference Ravello, Italy, June 24-27 2012.
  3. Stuart Smyth and Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Socio-economic Considerations and International Trade Agreements”. Presentation to the International Political Science Association Conference July 8-12, 2012, Madrid, Spain.
  4. Jose Falck-Zepeda and Patricia Zambrano organized the side event “Gender, Public Health, Nutrition and Biotechnology - A symposium on issues and views” at the IAAE conference Iguazu Falls, Brazil, August 19-24, 2012.
  5. Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “The challenges of segregation between GM and Non-GM Crops along the food supply chains: Experiences in developing countries” Presentation made at the side event at the IAAE conference Iguazu Falls, Brazil.
  6. Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Socioeconomic considerations in the Context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and National Regulations” made at the ISBGMO Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, September 19, 2012.
  7. Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Socio-economic consideration and biosafety”at the PRRI/ISAAA/IFPRI-PBS workshop as preparation of southeast Asia delegates to the COP-MOP6, Bangkok, Thailand, January 10-11, 2012.
  8. Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Socio-economic consideration and biosafety in developing countries” Presentation made at the VALGEN Workshop “Bioproducts and Crops Regulation: Challenges and Opportunities” in Vancouver, Canada, March 6-7, 2012,
  9. Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentations “Articulo 26: Aspectos socio económicos y la bioseguridad” and “Temas claves para debate/negociaciones en del Protocolo de Cartagena (COP-MOP6)” “Protocolo de Cartagena para la bioseguridad: puntos de convergencia con la agricultura y el ambiente” at the CIAA conference and preparatory workshop for the Central American delegates to the COP-MOP6, Zamorano Honduras, May 9-11, 2012.
  10. Jose Falck-Zepeda and Patricia Zambrano organized the side event “Socioeconomic Considerations and Biosafety Decision Making: Assessments, Positions, Processes and Practical Experiences” at the Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP6) in Hyderabad, India Octobre 3-5, 2012.
  11. Jose Falck-Zepeda and Patricia Zambrano Participated  in closing events for IDRC project on Gender and Health. Delivered presentations at SEARCA/SEAMEO (Los Baños) and at the Department of Agriculture (Makati City, Philippines). Los Banos and Manila, Philippines. Nov28 - Dec 8, 2012.
  12. J. Falck-Zepeda. Special Seminar  of the SEARCA Agriculture & Development Seminar Series (ADSS) co-organized by the Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines –Los Baños and National Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH), 2 August 2011.  This presentation is partially funded by IDRC Canada and USAID, through the “Gender and Biotechnology “ and the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) projects 
  13. “Assessment of genetically engineered organisms in developing countries and biosafety regulatory processes: Socio-economic impact assessment issues, methods and empirical approaches". J. Falck Zepeda. RAEIN-AFRICA Stakeholder  Consultation Workshop on Socio-Economic Biosafety Risk Assessment and Public Awareness and Participation Workshop, Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 31ST August – 2ND September 2010.
  14.  “The Current Status of the Debate on Socio-Economic Assessments and BiosafetyHighlighting Different Positions and Policies in Canada and the US, the EU and Developing Countries”. Jose Falck Zepeda, J. Wesseler, S. Smyth. Paper presented at the World Environmental and Resource Economics Congress in Montreal, Canada, July 2, 2010.
  15. Invited as expert on socio economic impact assessment of agricultural biotechnologies at the workshop “Biosafety Socio-Economic Risk Assessment Training Workshop” organized by RAEIN Africa and University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, February 15-19, 2010
  16. “Cotton Production in Uganda: Would GM technologies be the Solution.?” Horna, D., M. Kyotalimye, J. Falck-Zepeda. 2009. Contributed Paper prepared for presentation at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Conference, Beijing, China, August 16-22, 2009.
  17. “Small “Resource-Poor” Countries Taking Advantage of the New Bioeconomy and Innovation: The Case of Insect Protected/Herbicide Tolerant Maize in Honduras.” Jose Falck Zepeda, Arie Sanders, Rogelio Trabanino, Oswaldo Medina and Rolando Batallas-Huacon. Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009
  18. Insect resistant cotton in Colombia:  impact on farmers. Patricia Zambrano, Iván Cardona, Luz Amparo Fonseca, Eduardo Magalhaes, and José Falck- Zepeda.  Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009.
  19.  GM soybeans in Bolivia. Willy Fernandez, Rodrigo Paz, Patricia Zambrano and Jose Falck Zepeda .  Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009
  20. “A Latent Class Approach to Investigating Developing Country Consumers’ Demand for Genetically Modified Staple Food Crops: The Case of GM Banana in Uganda.” Kikulwe, Enoch, Ekin Birol, Justus Wesseler, José Falck-Zepeda.  Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009.
  21. The X-Factor: Estimates and Implications of the Costs of Compliance with Biosafety Regulations”September Presentation made  the Conference“Measures of Hope and Promises Delivered: An International Conference on Socioeconomic and Environmental Impact Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops” organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), the Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project, and IFPRI,  29-October 30, 2009. Bangkok, Thailand.
  22. “Impact of insect resistant maize in Honduras” Presentation made at the IFPRI-OXFAM America mini-symposia “A Method to this Madness: Measuring the Economic Impacts of Transgenic Crops on Farmers in Developing Economies” in the 27th meeting of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), August 15-22, 2009. Beijing, China.
  23.  Invited to present “Biotecnología, Bioseguridad y la Crisis Alimentaria: Nuevos Paradigmas, Oportunidades y Costo para la Agricultura en el Ecuador y América Latina.” Jose Falck Zepeda. Presentation made at the Annual Convention of the “Asociacion de Graduados Escuela Agrícola Panamericana of Ecuador”, March 18-22, 2009. Quito, Ecuador
  24. Small Resource-Poor Countries Taking Advantage of the New Bioeconomy and Innovation: The Case of Insect Protected/Herbicide Tolerant Maize in Honduras.  Jose Falck Zepeda, Arie Sanders, Rogelio Trabanino, Oswaldo Medina and Rolando Batallas-Huacon. Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009.
  25. Insect resistant cotton in Colombia:  impact on farmers. Patricia Zambrano, Iván Cardona, Luz Amparo Fonseca, Eduardo Magalhaes, and José Falck- Zepeda.  Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009.
  26. GM soybeans in Bolivia. Willy Fernandez, Rodrigo Paz, Patricia Zambrano and Jose Falck Zepeda .  Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009.
  27.  A Latent Class Approach to Investigating Developing Country Consumers’ Demand for Genetically Modified Staple Food Crops: The Case of GM Banana in Uganda. Kikulwe, Enoch, Ekin Birol, Justus Wesseler, José Falck-Zepeda.  Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009
  28. "Socio-Economic Considerations of Biotechnology R&D, Biosafety Regulations and Technology Deployment" Present at Michigan State University’s biosafety short course "Best Practices for GMO Confined Field Trials." August 13-14, 2009. East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
  29. “Impact of insect resistant maize in Honduras” Presentation made at the IFPRI-OXFAM  America mini-symposia “A Method to this Madness: Measuring the Economic Impacts of Transgenic Crops on Farmers in Developing Economies” in the 27th meeting of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), August 15-22, 2009. Beijing, China
  30. The X-Factor: Estimates and Implications of the Costs of Compliance with Biosafety Regulations”September Presentation made  the Conference“Measures of Hope and Promises Delivered: An International Conference on Socioeconomic and Environmental Impact Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops” organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), the Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project, and IFPRI,  29-October 30, 2009. Bangkok, Thailand
  31. “Introduction to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety,” “Comparisons of National Biosafety Frameworks,” “Implications of the Costs of Compliance with Biosafety Regulations” and “Socioeconomic Impact of Genetically Modified Crops” Presentation made for IFPRI hosted biosafety and agricultural biotechnology workshop for laboratory specialists from Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, October 13-22, 2009. Washington, DC.
  32. “Socioeconomic Assessments of GM Crops as Related to Biosafety Regulatory Processes” Cali, Colombia. Presentations made at the workshop organized by the Latin America and the Caribbean  Biosafety Project coordinated by CIAT and the World Bank "Harmonizing  Data Collection and Data Analysis Techniques for Biosafety.”  November 8-12, 2009.
  33.  “Increasing Production: What role for Agricultural and GM Technologies in Developed and Developing Countries?.” Jose Falck Zepeda. Presentation made at the 927th Wilton Park Conference “Feeding the World: Are New Global Agricultural Policies Needed?” 24 – 26 November 2008. Falck Zepeda invited by the partnership between Wilton Park and The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Syngenta Foundation, and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) of the UK
  34. “Biotechnology risk assessments.” Jose Falck Zepeda and Anthony Cavalieri. Presentation made at the conference “The Agricultural Sustainability and Rural Prosperity Workshop Series – The Role of Biotechnology in a Sustainable Food Supply” November 19, 2008.Embassy Suites Rogers, Arkansas, Co- Hosted by the University of Arkansas Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability and the University of Wisconsin Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
  35.  “The Regulatory Pipeline in Selected Developing Countries.”Jose Falck Zepeda. Presentation made at the “Workshop on Global commercial pipeline of new GM crops” organized by the European Commission -Joint Research Centre-Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (EC-JRC-IPTS) the 12 and 13 November 2008 in Seville Spain.
  36. “Regional Workshop on Development of a Biosafety Communication Strategy for the COMESA Region” Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, August 14-15, 2008. Co-organized between ASARECA, ISAAA, COMESA, IFPRI-PBS
  37. "Biofuels and Rural Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean" Falck-Zepeda, Jose; Msangi, Siwa; Sulser, Timothy; Zambrano, Patricia. Selected Paper 470282 prepared for presentation at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, July 27-29, 2008.
  38. "The Cost of Biotechnology Regulation in the Philippines" Bayer, Jessica C.,Norton, George W. and Falck-Zepeda, Jose. Selected paper 469973 prepared for presentation at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, July 27-29, 2008.
  39. "Insecticide Use on Vegetables in Ghana: Would GM Seed Benefit Farmers?"Horna, Daniela; Smale, Melinda; Al-Hassan, Ramatu; Falck-Zepeda, Jose, and Timpo, Samuel E. Selected Paper 462466 prepared for presentation at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, July 27-29, 2008.
  40. “Socio-Economic Considerations, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and WTO: What are the issues and what is at stake for developing countries of Article 26.1?.” Jose Falck Zepeda. Presentation made at the 12th ICABR Conference The Future of Agricultural Biotechnology: Creative Destruction, Adoption, or Irrelevance? in Honor of Vittorio Santaniello organized by the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), June 12-14, 2008.
  41. “A Quantitative Assessment of Agricultural Biotechnology Capacity and Innovation in 18 Latin American and the Caribbean Countries.” Jose Falck Zepeda, Cesar Falconi, Maria Jose Sampaio, Jose Luis Solleiro, Eduardo Trigo and Javier Verastegui.  Presentation made at the 12th ICABR Conference The Future of Agricultural Biotechnology: Creative Destruction, Adoption, or Irrelevance? in Honor of Vittorio Santaniello organized by the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), June 12-14, 2008.
  42. “Household's Perceptions towards Introducing GM Banana in Uganda.” Enoch Kikulwe, Justus Wesseler, Jose Falck Zepeda. Presentation made at the 12th ICABR Conference The Future of Agricultural Biotechnology: Creative Destruction, Adoption, or Irrelevance? in Honor of Vittorio Santaniello organized by the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), June 12-14, 2008.
  43. “Socio-economic Considerations of Genetically Modified Crops” Jose Falck Zepeda. Presentation made at the Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP 4) of the Conventional on Biological Diversity (CBD) Side Event Implementing the Protocol in Developing Countries: The Impacts of Legal, Trade, and Economic Issues on Biosafety Policy and Regulation, Bonn, Germany, May 13, 2008.
  44.   “The Impact of GM maize in Honduras – Introduction to case study”, Arie Sanders, Rogelio Trabanino, Jose Falck Zepeda. Presentation made at the Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP 4) of the Conventional on Biological Diversity (CBD) Side Event When biotech crops grow, does knowledge flow? Institutions and the impacts of biotech crops on poor farmers, Bonn, Germany, May 12, 2008.
  45. “Economic Impact of Regulations” José Falck Zepeda. Presentation made at the APEC’s High Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology, February 27 and 28, 2008, Lima Peru.
  46. “Policy and Biosafety Regulatory Lessons”, “Options for Regional Approaches to Biosafety”, “Brief Stories on the Biosafety Regulatory Experience in Selected Countries” José Falck Zepeda. Presentations made at the SEARCA/BIOTECH THAILAND/PBS SEASIA “Rationalizing and Harmonizing Plant Biotechnology Regulations in SEA: A Learning Forum”, 4-7 March, 2008, Bangkok, Thailand.  
  47.    "Biotechnology, Biofuels, Bioinnovation and the World Development Report 2008 Agriculture for Development José Falck Zepeda " UP-LB Seminar sponsored by the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Extension UP-LB and the Deparment of Agricultural Economics, College of Economics and Management. December 2007.
  48.    “The New Realities and Opportunities of Latin American Agriculture: Biotechnology, Biofuels, Innovation and Science Policy, New Actors and Financial Systems, and the World Development Report 2008.” A set of four full day class modules presented at the Department of Socio Economic Development and Environment, Panamerican Agricultural School (Zamorano University), Zamorano, Honduras. November, 2007.
  49. Presentations before November 2007 are available upon request.

 

 

 

Selected Project Reports

 

  1. “A State of Affairs Assessment of GM Agricultural Biotechnology for Africa” for The African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia, 2012.
  2. “Evaluation of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy Project Biosafety Management of Genetically Modified Crops –China (IDRC Grant Number: 103783-001)” Falck-Zepeda, J. 2009. Final evaluation report submitted to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Singapore.
  3. “Supporting Biosafety Policy Decisions: Best Practices for Assessing the Social and Economic Impacts of Transgenic Crops Varieties on Small Scale Farmers.” Smale, M. and J. Falck-Zepeda. 2009. Final technical report submitted to International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Singapore by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  4. “Millions Fed - Proven Successes in Global Agriculture: A Common Quantitative Impact Assessment Platform.” Falck-Zepeda, J., D. Horna and D. Sengupta.A Millions Fed Report. 2009.
  5. “Assessing the Potential Impact of Genetically Modified Cotton in Uganda Horna, D., P. Zambrano, J. Falck-Zepeda, T. Sengooba, G. Gruère, M. Kyotalimye, J. Komen, E. Schiffer. .” A PBS Policy Report.
  6. “Biotecnología Agropecuaria para el Desarrollo en América Latina: Oportunidades y Retos” Eduardo Trigo, José Falck-Zepeda y César Falconi. A report prepared for the Inter American Development Bank by IFPRI in partial fulfillment of Contract #2006P042, July 2008.
  7. “Biotecnología Agropecuaria en América Latina: Una visión cuantitativa” José Falck Zepeda, Cesar Falconí, Maria Jose Sampaio, José Luis Solleiro, Eduardo Trigo, y Javier Verastegui. A report prepared for the Inter American Development Bank by IFPRI in partial fulfillment of Contract #2006P042, January 2008.
  8. “Biofuels and Rural Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean” José Falck-Zepeda, Siwa Msangi, Timothy Sulser, and Patricia Zambrano (authors listed in alphabetical order). A report prepared for the Inter American Development Bank in partial fulfillment of Contract # 2006P167. 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Consulting and Relevant Reviewer Experience

 

  1. Consultant and member of Expert committees at the OECD, FAO,  and the World Bank
  2.  Member of the US National Academies of Sciences Committee on GE Crops 
  3. Book and journal article reviewer for international peer reviewed publications such as AgBioForum,Transgenic Research, Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Systems and Food Policy. In addition, internal reviewer for publications such as ISNAR Issue Briefs, IFPRI Environment and Production Technology Discussion Papers.
  4. Evaluator for project proposal for grants at the DfID/ESRC program in the UK. .
  5. Member of the Ph.D. Dissertation Committee of Enoch Kikulwe Mutebi at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Tentative title: “Comparing the potential costs and benefits of biosafety regulatory frameworks: Consumer and producer perceptions of transgenic banana varieties in Uganda.”
  6. Member of the M. Sc. Thesis Committee of Jessica C. Bayer at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics. Thesis title: “GMOs in the Philippines: The Cost of Regulation.”

 

Selected Project Activity

 

  1. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
  2. John Templeton Foundation 
  3. IDRC - Gender and Health Impacts from GM Crops Adoption in Developing Countries. Jointly with Center for Chinese Agricultural Policies - Chinese Academy of Sciences (CCAP-CAS) 
  4. Inter American Development Bank “Capacity of Biotechnology in Latin America”
  5. Inter American Development Bank “Biofuels and Economic Rural Development in Latina America and the Caribbean.”
  6. IDRC-IFPRI on “Best Practices for the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Developing Countries.” Leader of the case study with Escuela Agricola Panamericana in Honduras.
  7. USAID Program for Biosafety Systems and its Policy Development and Implementation Component.
  8. ISNAR Biotechnology Service (IBS) with funding from the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden and other sources.

 

 

Awards, Honors and Scholarships

 

1.      Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Value Addition Through Genomics and GE3LS (VALGEN), Project lead by the University of Saskatchewan and University of Ottawa, Canada, 2009-

2.      Member of the Board International Consortium of Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), 2009-

3.     Gamma Sigma Delta, 1993

4.      Visiting Scholar Fulbright  Scholarship, 1991-1993

5.      Encyclopaedia Britannica Scholarship, 1991-1993

6.      Central American Peace Scholar (CAPS) Scholarship, 1987-1988

 

 

 

Membership in Professional Associations

  1. American Association of Agricultural Economists
  2. International Association of Agricultural Economics
  3. Texas A&M University  Association of Former Students
  4. Asociación de Graduados Escuela Agrícola Panamericana (AGEAP)

 

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