- Author: Stephen J. Vasquez
Labor Trajectories in California's Produce Industry
Philip Martin and Linda Calvin
ABSTRACT: If wages increased, California fruit and vegetable growers would have to adapt. Possible adjustments include, mechanization, imports, and labor aids.
Meeting a Growing Demand for Food and Fuel in a Sustainable Manner
David Zilberman and Gal Hochman.
ABSTRACT: Production of biofuel from grains has reached a limit, resulting from concerns about food and fuel trade-offs. Several nonfood biofuel feedstocks show promise. The introduction of new feedstocks and the adoption of new biofuels by consumers will be gradual.
Water and Jobs: The Role of Irrigation Water Deliveries on Agricultural Employment
David L. Sunding, Kate Foreman and Maximilian Auffhammer.
ABSTRACT: Decreased irrigation water deliveries from the federal and state water projects are shown to have a significant negative impact on agricultural employment in California’s Central Valley.
The Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics was founded in 1930 from a grant made by the Bancitaly Corporation to the University of California in tribute to its organizer and past president, Amadeo Peter Giannini of San Francisco. Members of the Giannini Foundation are University of California faculty and Cooperative Extension specialists in agricultural and resource economics on the Berkeley, Davis and Riverside campuses. The broad mission of the Foundation is to promote and support research and outreach activities in agricultural economics and rural development relevant to California.