IFRI’s Jennifer Zavaleta accepted the U. S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program award for $24,000! Jennifer will use these funds to continue her research in India on climate adaptation by learning more about the process of livelihood diversification and its impacts on food security.
IFRI’s Sarah Wilson presented “Timelines and Trajectories: A researched history of events, interactions, and innovations in community rainforest stewardship,” a joint paper with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Pilot Projects, at the Yale International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) Conference.
IFRI’s Anil Bhargava presented “The Effect of Soil Quality on Agricultural Returns and Input Use: Linking Remote-Sensing Land Data with Living Standards Measurement Surveys in Tanzania,” a joint paper with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), at the Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
IFRI’s Sarah Wilson assisted the Wildlife Conservation Society and Pilot Projects to organize the Wood at Work Conference. Situated in NYC, the global center of innovative urban thinking, Wood at Work is positioned to radically impact the discourse around wood and forest policy in American cities. The intimate setting at the Bronx Zoo and multidisciplinary lineup of speakers, panels, and activities will offer the solutions and professional connections that represent the best of cross-disciplinary collaboration.
IFRI’s Anil Bhargava received the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for $1,000! At the 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA., he will also be presenting his paper, “The Effect of NREGA on Agricultural Production, Labor, and Technology Adoption: New Evidence from a Detailed Indian Household-Plot Panel.”
IFRI’s Sarah Wilson received the Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation’s Alwyn Gentry prize for best presentation! Her presentation was social-science based titled, “Replanting a Future: Ecosystem Service Scarcity Drives Local Forest Transitions in the Ecuadorian Andes.”
IFRI’s Johan Oldekop’s paper “A Global Assessment of the Social and Conservation Outcomes of Protected Areas” published in Conservation Biology.
IFRI’s Johan Oldekop’s paper “Linking Brazil’s Food Security Policies to Agricultural Change” published in Food Security Food Sec.
IFRI’s Johan Oldekop will be participating in a consultation titled, “Barriers, Priorities, Opportunities: Latin American Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda” planned by the Sheffield Institute for International Development, taking place in Quito, Ecuador.
IFRI’s Jennifer Zavaleta accepted the National Science Foundation – Graduate Research Fellowship Program award for $150,000! Over the next three years, she will use these funds to conduct research in Chile to compare how economic incentives will affect internal motivations to conserve natural resources both before and after individuals are paid to protect ecosystem services.
IFRI’s Jennifer Zavaleta accepted the Marshall Weinberg Population, Development, and Climate Change Fellows Program award for $7,500! This summer, she will use these funds to conduct research in India to learn more about how farmers make decisions about diversification, a strategy they adopt to minimize risks and risk-induced vulnerability.
IFRI’s Anil Bhargava will be presenting his paper, “Public Benefits of Private Technology Adoption: Localized Spatial Externalities of Water Conservation in India,” at the Pacific Development Conference, taking place at the University of California San Diego.