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José Benjamín Falck Zepeda Resume

 

WORK ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

 International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty

 

 1201 Eye Street, NW

Washington, DC 20005-3915 USA

Telephone:   (1) 202 862-8158 
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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. Pixley, K.V., J. B. Falck-Zepeda, K. E. Giller, L. L. Glenna, F. Gould, C. A.Mallory-Smith, D. M. Stelly, and C. N. Stewart. 2019. Genome Editing, Gene Drives, and Synthetic Biology: Will They Contribute to Disease-Resistant Crops, and Who Will Benefit?.  Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 57:8.1–8.24 
  2. 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://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.03.008 
  3. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. 2016. "Experiences and Prospects of Genetically Engineered Crops." Choices. Quarter 2. Available online: http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/theme-articles/a-future-informed-by-agricultural-sciences/experiences-and-prospects-of-genetically-engineered-crops 
  4. Falck-Zepeda, J.B., S. Smyth, K. Ludlow.2016. Zen and the Art of Attaining Conceptual and Implementation Clarity: Socio-economic Considerations, Biosafety and Decision-Making. The Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, 17(2):117-136. http://law.usask.ca/documents/estey-journal/Falck-Zepeda-Smyth-Ludlow17-2lay.pdf 
  5. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2016). Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23395, https://nas-sites.org/ge-crops/2016/05/17/report/ 
  6. Smyth, S. Falck-Zepeda, J.B., K. Ludlow. 2016. The Costs of Regulatory Delays on Genetically Modified Crops. The Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, 117(2):173-195. http://law.usask.ca/documents/estey-journal/smyth-falck-zepeda-ludlow17-2lay.pdf 
  7. Ludlow, K.; S. Smyth, Falck-Zepeda, J.B. 2016. Consistency of Assessment of Socio-Economic Considerations under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety with Other International Obligations. The Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, 117(2):137-172. http://law.usask.ca/documents/estey-journal/ludlow-smyth-falck-zepeda17-2lay.pdf  
  8. 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 for the African Development Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute. Washington DC.
  9. 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  
  10. 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  
  11. 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  
  12. 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  
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15.  “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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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 
  21. [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. 
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. Falck Zepeda, J.B., D. Horna, P. Zambrano and M. Smale. “Policy and Institutional Factors and the Distribution of Economic Benefits and Riskfrom the Adoption of Insect Resistant (Bt) Cotton in West Africa.” 2008. Asian Biotechnology Development Review 11(1):1-32.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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).
  32. 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. 
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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. Kikulwe, Enoch Mutebi; Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; Oloka, Herbert Kefa; Chambers, Judith A.; Komen, John; Zambrano, Patricia; Wood-Sichra, Ulrike; and Hanson, Hillary. 2020. Benefits from the adoption of genetically engineered innovations in the Ugandan banana and cassava sectors: An ex ante analysis. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1927. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133716
  2. Yirga, Chilot; Nin-Pratt, Alejandro; Zambrano, Patricia; Wood-Sichra, Ulrike; Habte, Endeshaw; Kato, Edward; Komen, John; Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; and Chambers, Judith A. 2020. GM maize in Ethiopia: An ex ante economic assessment of TELA, a drought tolerant and insect resistant maize. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1926. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133714
  3. Ruhinduka, Remidius D.; Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; Wood-Sichra, Ulrike; Zambrano, Patricia; Semboja, Haji; Chambers, Judith A.; Hanson, Hillary; and Lesseri, Gerald. 2020. Ex ante economic assessment of impacts of GM maize and cassava on producers and consumers in Tanzania. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1911. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133636 
  4. Zambrano, Patricia; N. Paul, J.A. Chambers, J.B. Falck-Zepeda, H. Hanson. 2019. bEcon 4 Africa: An overview of the literature on the economic assessment of GE crops in the continent, 1996-2016. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1841. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133275 
  5. Phillip, Dayo; Nin-Pratt, Alejandro; Zambrano, Patricia; Wood-Sichra, Ulrike; Kato, Edward; Komen, John; Hanson, Hillary; Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; Chambers, Judy A. 2019. Insect-resistant cowpea in Nigeria: An ex ante economic assessment of a crop improvement initiative. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1896. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/133541/rec/2 
  6. Dzanku, Fred M.; Zambrano, Patricia; Wood-Sichra, Ulrike; Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; Chambers, Judith A.; Hanson, Hillary; and Boadu, Paul. 2018. Adoption of GM crops in Ghana: Ex ante estimations for insect-resistant cowpea and nitrogen-use efficient rice. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1775. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/133007
  7. “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.
  8. Falck-Zepeda, José; Cavalieri, Anthony; Zambrano, Patricia. Delivering genetically engineered crops to poor farmers: Recommendations for improved biosafety regulations in developing countries. 2009. IFPRI Policy Brief 14. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/bp014.pdf
  9.  La biotecnología agropecuaria en América Latina: Una visión cuantitativa. 2009. Falck-Zepeda, Jose´ Benjamin; Falconi, Cesar; Sampaio-Amstalden, Maria José; Solleiro Rebolledo, José ; 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
  10. 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
  11. 11. 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.pdf http://dx.doi.org/10.2499/0896295117FPRev10
  12. "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,
  13. “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
  14. "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 
  15. “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, D.C. 
  16. “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.  
  17. “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 157. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Washington, D. C. 2006.  
  18. “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.  
  19. “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
  20. “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
  21. “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
  22. “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, J.B. and M. Gouse. 2017 Regulation of GMOs in developing countries – why socioeconomic considerations matter for decision making. In Genetically modified organisms in developing countries: Risk analysis and governance, Cambridge University Press. Ademola A. Adenle, E. Jane Morris and Denis J. Murphy, Editors.  
  2. 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
  3. Kikulwe, E.M. J. Falck- Zepeda, and J. Wesseler. 2014. “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.
  4. Falck-Zepeda, Jose Benjamin. “Non-adopters of GM crops in Latin America”. 2014. In Edward Elgar Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development Edited by Stuart J. Smyth, David Castle and Peter W. B. Phillips.
  5. 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 
    1. 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/420
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. Ludlow, Karinne; Smyth, Stuart J.; and Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin. 2014. Assessing the SEC landscape and moving forward. 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 20. Pp. 295-305. New York, NY, USA: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9440-9_20
    5. Ludlow, Karinne; Smyth, Stuart J.; and Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin. 2014. Introduction to socio-economic considerations in 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 1. Pp. 3-14. New York, NY, USA: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/0.1007/978-1-4614-9440-9_1
    6. Ludlow, Karinne; Smyth, Stuart J.; and Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin. 2014. Ensuring functional biosafety systems. 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 19. Pp. 277-293. New York, NY, USA: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9440-9_19
    7. Smyth, Stuart J.; Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; and Ludlow, Karinne. 2014. The state of science-based regulation and genetically modified crops. 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 2. Pp. 15-36. New York, NY, USA: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9440-9_2
  6. 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 
    1. Daniela Horna, Patricia Zambrano, Jose Falck-Zepeda, Theresa Sengooba, and Miriam Kyotalimye Chapter 3 “Genetically Modified Cotton in Uganda: An Ex-ante Evaluation” 
    2. 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 
    3. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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. 2011
  10. 1Falck-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.
  11. 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. 
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Horna, Daniela; Smale, Melinda; Falck-Zepeda, Jose.“Assessing the potential economic impact of genetically modified crops in Ghana : A methodological framework” 2007.  PBS Policy Brief 1. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pbs/pdf/pbsbriefghana01.pdf
  15. Horna, Daniela; Smale, Melinda; Falck-Zepeda, Jose. “Assessing the potential economic impact of genetically modified crops in Ghana : Virus resistant tomato” 2007. PBS Policy Brief 2. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pbs/pdf/pbsbriefghana02.pdf
  16. Horna, Daniela; Smale, Melinda; Falck-Zepeda, Jose. “Assessing the potential economic impact of genetically modified crops in Ghana : Insect-resistant cabbage.” 2007. PBS Policy Brief 3. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pbs/pdf/pbsbriefghana03.pdf
  17. Horna, Daniela; Smale, Melinda; Falck-Zepeda, Jose. “Assessing the potential economic impact of genetically modified crops in Ghana : Insect-resistant garden egg.” 2007. PBS Policy Brief 4. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pbs/pdf/pbsbriefghana04.pdf
  18. Horna, Daniela; Smale, Melinda; Falck-Zepeda, Jose.“Assessing the potential economic impact of genetically modified crops in Ghana : Virus-resistant cassava.” 2007.  PBS Policy Brief 5. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/pbs/pdf/pbsbriefghana05.pdf
  19. Trigo, Eduardo; Falck-Zepeda, José; Falconi, César; Villarreal, Federico. “Estado de la biotecnología agropecuaria en Argentina” 2007. Working Papers Series Washington, D.C. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Rural Development Unit, Sustainable Development Dept. 
  20. Trigo, Eduardo; Falck-Zepeda,José; Falconi, César; Villarreal, Federico. “Estado de la biotecnología agropecuaria en Chile.” 2007. Working Papers Series Washington, D.C. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Rural Development Unit, Sustainable Development Dept. 
  21. Trigo, Eduardo; Falck-Zepeda,José; Falconi, César; Villarreal, Federico.“Estado de la biotecnología agropecuaria en Uruguay.”  2007. Working Papers Series Washington, D.C. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Rural Development Unit, Sustainable Development Dept.
  22. Falck Zepeda, J., and J. Cohen. “Biosafety Regulation of Genetically Modified Orphan Crops in Developing Countries: A Way Forward.”  In Economics of Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnologies. Julian Alston, David Zilberman, and Richard Just, eds. Springer Editors. 2006.
  23. Price, G. K., W. Lin, J. B. Falck-Zepeda, and J. Fernandez-Cornejo.“Size and Distribution of Market Benefits From Adopting Biotech Crops.”  2003. USDA-ERS Technical Bulletin No. (TB1906) 44 pp.
  24. Falck-Zepeda, J. B., G. Traxler, and R. G. Nelson.“Cotton GMO adoption and Private Profitability.”  In Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture-Economics and Politics. G. Nelson ed. Academic Press, London, U.K. 2001.
  25. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. and G. Traxler. "The Role of Federal, State, and Private Institutions in Seed Technology Generation in the United States: The Case of Cotton." 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. Falck-Zepeda, J. B. 2018. Genetic Engineering Approaches for Animal and Crop Improvement in the Global Agricultural Context: Economic Impact and Policies. Presented at the Pennsylvania State University October 18, 2018, State College Pennsylvania. 
  2. Falck-Zepeda, J. B. 2018.Genetic Engineering Approaches for Cultivar Development: Economic Impact and Policies. Presented at the American Society of Horticultural Sciences Annual Meeting in Washington DC. August 3, 2018.
  3. Ruhinduka, R., F. Dzanku, P. Zambrano, U. Wood-Sichra, H. Hanson, J. B. Falck-Zepeda, J.  Komen, J. Chambers. 2018, “Innovations for Africa: An ex ante economic assessment of Genetically Modified cowpea, cassava, maize and rice” Presented at the ICABR 2018 Conference, June 2018, The World Bank Washington DC. 
  4. Falck-Zepeda, J. B. and D. Spielman. 2018. Presented at CIMMYT’s 50th anniversary celebration “Equitable Access to Technology on September 29, 2017, El Batan, Texcoco, Mexico. 
  5. Falck-Zepeda, J.B., P. Zambrano, D. Spielman, M. Rosegrant and J. Chambers made the presentation “Developing Efficient Regulations: Implications of the Cost of Compliance and Regulatory Delays for Genome Editing Techniques (GETs)” at the 20th ICABR CONFERENCE TRANSFORMING THE BIOECONOMY: BEHAVIOR, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE; , Ravello (Amalfi Coast – Italy), June 26–29, 2016; Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium.
  6. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. 2015. “An Overview of Economic Impacts of GM crops”. Presentation made at the “Biosafety in Agricultural Biotechnology Information Exchange Workshop for Parliamentarians and Decision Makers in Ethiopia”organized by ABNE and PBS, 27 – 29 March 2015, Harmony Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  7. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. and K. Hokason. “The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and its Relationship to National Biosafety Systems: General Considerations.” Presentation made at the “Biosafety in Agricultural Biotechnology Information Exchange Workshop for Parliamentarians and Decision Makers in Ethiopia”organized by ABNE and PBS, 27 – 29 March 2015, Harmony Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  8. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. ““Biotechnology and Developing Countries” Presentation made in Georgetown University, April 2015.
  9. Falck-Zepeda, J.B., P. Zambrano, G. Arinaitwe, C. Falconi, V. Kimani, M. Kock, E. Trigo S. Uzochukwu 2015. “Contrasting Investments in Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa and Latin America: Technological Triumphs with Institutional Challenges”. Paper presented at the ICABR conference, Ravello, Italy June 2015. 
  10. Falck-Zepeda, J.B., S. Smyth, and K. Ludlow. 2015. Conceptual and Implementation Clarity of SECs and Biosafety Decision-Making. Paper presented at the ICABR conference Ravello Italy June 2015.
  11. Falck-Zepeda, J.B., G. Arinaitwe, P. Zambrano, , M. Kock, V. Kimani, S. Uzochukwu, Next Harvest II: Agricultural Biotechnology Capacity and Development in Africa. Presentation made at the IFPRI-PBS workshop presenting results for the Next Harvest II study, Kampala Uganda June 2015.  
  12. Zambrano, P., S. Uzochukwu, G. Arinaitwe, M. Kock, V. Kimani, Falck-Zepeda, J.B.  Next Harvest II: Agricultural Biotechnology Capacity and Development in Africa. Presentation made at the IFPRI-PBS workshop presenting results for the Next Harvest II study, Abuja Nigeria May 2015.  
  13. Zambrano, P., G. Arinaitwe, M. Kock, V. Kimani, S. Uzochukwu, Falck-Zepeda, J.B.  Next Harvest II: Agricultural Biotechnology Capacity and Development in Africa. Presentation made at the IFPRI-PBS workshop presenting results for the Next Harvest II study, Nairobi, Kenya February 2015.  
  14. Nair, R. and J. Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Implementing Issues in the Marketplace:  Co-existence, Segregation, Traceability and Labeling” at a workshop organized by IFPRI-PBS and USDA-FAS, Amman Jordan May 2016. Jose Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “An Overview of Socio-Economic Impacts of Biotechnology”.
  15. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. “The case of Bt maize in Honduras: report from a study” Talk delivered at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and John Templeton Foundation event Analyses, Africa's Future... Can Biosciences Contribute?, November 2015. 
  16. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. “ An Overview of Economic Impacts of GM crops”. National Biosafety Council of the Philippines (NCBP) 25th Anniversary Celebration, Manila Philippines October 2015. 
  17. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. and P. Zambrano. 2015. Perú -  Una Evaluación de los Impactos Potenciales de Políticas y Regulaciones en la Innovación Agrícola y el Comercio Exterior. Presentation made in Lima and Ica Peru at the workshop organized by APPISemillas, COMEX, and Ministerio de Agricultura.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. José Falck-Zepeda made the following presentations at the International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) in Nairobi, Kenya, June 18, 2014, Nairobi, Kenya
  22. Falck-Zepeda, J.  “Adoption Impacts and Access to Innovation in Honduras” with Denisse McLean, Patricia Zambrano, Arie Sanders, Maria Mercedes Roca, Cecilia Chi-Ham Allan Bennett
  23. Falck-Zepeda, J. 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
  24. Falck-Zepeda, J. 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.
  25. Falck-Zepeda, J. 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.
  26. Falck-Zepeda, J.  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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. José Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Biotechnology and Developing Countries” at Georgetown University, April 2014.
  30. 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.
  31. José Falck-Zepeda made the presentation “Biotechnology and Developing Countries” at Georgetown University, April 2014.
  32. 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.
  33. José Falck-Zepeda made the presentations at the ATT workshop on Biosafety for Ghana Decision Makers and Regulators, organized by Iowa State University, Ames Iowa, July 2, 2014.
    1. Introduction to socioeconomic considerations and biosafety
    2. Examples of socioeconomic assessments
    3. 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
  34. 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.
  35. “Adoption Impacts and Access to Innovation in Honduras” with Denisse McLean, Patricia Zambrano, Arie Sanders, Maria Mercedes Roca, Cecilia Chi-Ham Allan Bennett
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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.
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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,
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. J. Falck-Zepeda developed and presented a 1 day workshop on socio-economics and biosafety at the request of the Indonesian Biosafety Commission, Jakarta, Indonesia,
  55. J. Falck Zepeda. “Assessment of genetically engineered organisms in developing countries and biosafety regulatory processes: Socio-economic impact assessment issues, methods and empirical approaches". 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
  56.  Jose Falck Zepeda, J. Wesseler, S. Smyth.“The Current Status of the Debate on Socio-Economic Assessments and Biosafety Highlighting Different Positions and Policies in Canada and the US, the EU and Developing Countries”.  Paper presented at the World Environmental and Resource Economics Congress in Montreal, Canada, July 2, 2010.
  57. 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.
  58. “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.
  59. “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.
  60. "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.
  61. 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.
  62.  Kikulwe, Enoch, Ekin Birol, Justus Wesseler, José Falck-Zepeda.“A Latent Class Approach to Investigating Developing Country Consumers’ Demand for Genetically Modified Staple Food Crops: The Case of GM Banana in Uganda.”  Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009.
  63. J.Falck-Zepeda. "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.
  64. Falck-Zepeda, J. “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.
  65. Falck-Zepeda, J. Invited to present “Biotecnología, Bioseguridad y la Crisis Alimentaria: Nuevos Paradigmas, Oportunidades y Costo para la Agricultura en el Ecuador y América Latina.” Presentation made at the Annual Convention of the “Asociacion de Graduados Escuela Agrícola Panamericana of Ecuador”, March 18-22, 2009. Quito, Ecuador. 
  66. Falck-Zepeda, J., Arie Sanders, Rogelio Trabanino, Oswaldo Medina and Rolando Batallas-Huacon66. Small Resource-Poor Countries Taking Advantage of the New Bioeconomy and Innovation: The Case of Insect Protected/Herbicide Tolerant Maize in Honduras.  . Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009.
  67. Zambrano, P., Iván Cardona, Luz Amparo Fonseca, Eduardo Magalhaes, and José Falck- Zepeda.67. Insect resistant cotton in Colombia:  impact on farmers.   Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009.
  68. Fernandez,W., Rodrigo Paz, Patricia Zambrano and Jose Falck Zepeda . 68. GM soybeans in Bolivia.  Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009.
  69.  Kikulwe, Enoch, Ekin Birol, Justus Wesseler, José Falck-ZepedaA Latent Class Approach to Investigating Developing Country Consumers’ Demand for Genetically Modified Staple Food Crops: The Case of GM Banana in Uganda..  Paper presented at the 13th ICABR Conference “The Emerging Bio-Economy”, Ravello, Italy June 17-20, 2009.
  70. Falck-Zepeda, J. "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.
  71. Falck-Zepeda, J. “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.
  72. Falck-Zepeda, J.B. "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.
  73. 73. “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.
  74. 74. “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.
  75. 75. “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.
  76. “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.
  77. "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.
  78. “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.
  79. "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.
  80. "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.
  81. "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.
  82. “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.
  83. “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.
  84. “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.
  85. “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.
  86. “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.
  87.  “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.
  88. “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.  

 

Presentations before 2008 available upon request. 

 

 

 

Selected Project Reports

  1. Project report for the InterAmerican Development Bank (IADB).2019. E. Díaz-Bonilla, F. Paz, J. Falck-Zepeda, V. Piñeiro. Honduras: Aspectos generales de una visión estratégica y propuesta de políticas e inversiones para el desarrollo agropecuario, el desarrollo rural/territorial y la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional (SAN).  
  2. Annual Reports to USAID for project Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) 2004-2019. 
  3. Annual Report to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation  for project BioRAPP project, 2016-2019
  4. Project report for the African Development Bank. 2012. “A State of Affairs Assessment of GM Agricultural Biotechnology for Africa” for The African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia, 2012.
  5. Project report for International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Singapore. 2009. J.B. Falck-Zepeda. “Evaluation of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy Project Biosafety Management of Genetically Modified Crops –China (IDRC Grant Number: 103783-001)”   
  6. Project report to International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Singapore. 2009. Smale, M. and J. Falck-Zepeda “Supporting Biosafety Policy Decisions: Best Practices for Assessing the Social and Economic Impacts of Transgenic Crops Varieties on Small Scale Farmers.”. 
  7. Report submitted to IFPRI’s Millions Fed Report. 2009. Falck-Zepeda, J., D. Horna and D. Sengupta. “Millions Fed - Proven Successes in Global Agriculture: A Common Quantitative Impact Assessment Platform.” .
  8. PBS Policy Report .2009.  Horna, D., P. Zambrano, J. Falck-Zepeda, T. Sengooba, G. Gruère, M. Kyotalimye, J. Komen, E. Schiffer “Assessing the Potential Impact of Genetically Modified Cotton in Uganda.” 
  9. Project report prepared for the Inter American Development Bank by IFPRI in partial fulfillment of Contract #2006P042. 2008. Trigo, E., J. B. Falck-Zepeda and C. Falconi. “Biotecnología Agropecuaria para el Desarrollo en América Latina: Oportunidades y Retos” 
  10. Project report prepared for the Inter American Development Bank by IFPRI in partial fulfillment of Contract #2006P042. 2008.  Falck Zepeda, J., C. Falconí, M. J. Sampaio, J. L. Solleiro, E. Trigo, and J. Verastegui. “Biotecnología Agropecuaria en América Latina: Una visión cuantitativa” 
  11. Project report prepared for the Inter American Development Bank in partial fulfillment of Contract # 2006P167. 2008. Falck-Zepeda, J. B., S. Msangi, T. Sulser, and P. Zambrano. “Biofuels and Rural Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean” 

 

Selected Consulting and Relevant Reviewer Experience

  • Member of the Committee commissioned by the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering of the United States that wrote a report on Genetically Engineered Crops. Co-Lead of a Chapter on Socioeconomic Considerations.
  • Member of the Board of the International Consortium of Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), 2009-2018
  • 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, 2009-2014
  • Consultant and member of Expert committees at OECD, FAO, and the World Bank
  • Book and journal article reviewer for international peer reviewed publications such as Transgenic Research, Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Systems, Food Policy, Research Policy, Review of Policy Research, AgBioForum, Crop Protection.
  • External Evaluator, Ph.D. Dissertation University of Guelph, Canada and Ph.D. dissertation committee member at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Member of M.Sc. thesis committee Virginia Tech University

 

 

 

Selected Project Activity 

 

Title grant

Years active

Amount

Institution responsible

Role

Granting institution

Biotechnology & Biosafety Rapid Assessment and Policy Platform (BioRAPP).

2016-2019

US$ 6,000,000 over 4 years.

IFPRI

Project Co-Lead, Leader of the Rapid Assessment  Component of the project

Gates Foundation

A proposal for the evaluation of socio-economic impacts, regulatory and institutional factors insect resistant / herbicide tolerant ( Bt/RR) maize in Honduras

2013

US$ 60,000

UC-Davis PIPRA

Case study leader as a sub-grant from UC-Davis -PIPRA

John Templeton Foundation

Gender and Health Impacts from the Adoption of Biotechnology in Developing Countries

 

2009-2012

CAN $330,000

IFPRI, jointly with the Chinese Center for Agricultural Policy(CCAP)

Project Co-Leader

IDRC

Global Value Chain, Information Flows and GM Cotton Impacts in Burkina Faso, South Africa and Kenya: A planning grant proposal

2013-2014

US$199,000

IFPRI (Joint project with Cambridge University

Project Leader

John Templeton Foundation

Africa’s Next Harvest II –Biotechnology R&D driving agriculture productivity and economic development

2013-2015

US$499,000

IFPRI

Project Leader

John Templeton Foundation

Biotechnology Capacity in Latin America

 

2007-2008

US$ 20,000 total project budget of US$ 100,000.

IFPRI

Project Leader

Inter-American Development Bank

Biofuels and Economic Rural Development in Latina America and the Caribbean.”

2007-2008

US$ 25,000 with a total project cost of US$110,000

IFPRI

Project Leader

Inter-American Development Bank

ISNAR Biotechnology Service (IBS)

2001-2004

600K – 1.2 million per year

ISNAR

Researcher

Netherlands, Japan, Sweden and other sources

Program for Biosafety Systems and its Policy Development and Implementation Component

2004-present

1-2 million US$ per year

IFPRI

Researcher

Proposal development

USAID

Best Practices for the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Developing Countries.”

2007-2008

50,000 US$ for 1 case study out of $400,000 of total project

IFPRI

Researcher

IDRC

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