Academic Publications

 

 

2017

Bacon, Christopher M., William A. Sundstrom, Iris T. Stewart, David Beezer. (2017). Vulnerability to Cumulative Hazards: Coping with the Coffee Leaf Rust Outbreak, Drought, and Food Insecurity in Nicaragua. World Development, 93, 136–152. pdf

Méndez, V. Ernesto, Martha Caswell, Stephen R. Gliessman, Roseann Cohen. (2017). Integrating Agroecology and Participatory Action Research (PAR): Lessons from Central America. Sustainability 9, no. 5: 705. pdf

2016

Gómez, María Eugenia Flores, Christopher M. Bacon, Salatiel Valdivia, Misael Rivas, Ruddy Espinoza, Raúl Díaz, Erika Pérez. 2016. “Alimentación culturalmente preferida. Conocimiento local y transición agroecológica en Nicaragua.” LEISA Revista de Agroecologia (Peru) 32(2) 25–27. pdf.

2015

Babin, N. 2015. The Coffee Crisis, Fair Trade and Agroecological Transformation: Impacts on Land Use Change in Costa Rica. Journal of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems.39(1). pdf

Bacon, C. M. (2015). Food sovereignty, food security and fair trade: the case of an influential Nicaraguan smallholder cooperatives. Third World Quarterly, 36(3), 469-488. pdf

Bacon, C.M., Rice, R. and Maryanski, H. (2015). Fair Trade Coffee and Environmental Sustainability in Latin America. In Raynolds, L.T. and Bennett, E. (Eds) Handbook of Research on Fair Trade, 388-404. Edward Elgar: UK. pdf

Cálix de Dios, Hector, Susanne Kissmann, Santos Humberto Alvarado Dzul, Jean Luckson Pierre, Heather Putnam. 2015. Seguridad y Soberanía Alimentaria en la Zona Maya de Yucatán. José María Morelos, QR, México: Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo (ISBN: 978-607-96689-0-7). pdf

Goodall, K. E., Bacon, C. M., & Mendez, V. E. (2015). Shade tree diversity, carbon sequestration, and epiphyte presence in coffee agroecosystems: A decade of smallholder management in San Ramón, Nicaragua. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 199, 200-206. pdf

Méndez, V. Ernesto, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen. (2015). Introduction: Agroecology as a Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-Oriented Approach. Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, and Action-oriented Approach. CRC Press. pdf

Méndez, V. Ernesto, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen & Stephen R. Gliessman (eds). (2015). Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, and Action-oriented Approach. CRC Press

Prokopy, L.S., Carlton, J.S., Arbuckle, J., Haigh, T., Lemos, M.C., Mase, A.S. Babin, N., Dunn, M., Andresen, J.,   Angel, J., Hart, C., Power, R. 2015. Extension’s Role in Disseminating Information about Climate Change to Agricultural Stakeholders in the United States. Climatic Change. Retrieved from: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-015-1339-9.

Putnam, Heather, Roseann Cohen, and Roberta Jaffe. 2015. Agroecology as a Food Security and Sovereignty Strategy in Coffee Growing Communities: Opportunities and Challenges in San Ramón, Nicaragua.  In Mendez, V. Ernesto, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, and Stephen R. Gliessman (eds) Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action Oriented Approach. Taylor & Francis.  pdf

2014

Babin, N. 2014. Agroecology Saves the Farm (Where Fair Trade Failed): Surviving the Coffee Crisis in Costa Rica. Institute for Food and Development: Food First Backgrounder 20(4). pdf

Bacon, Christopher M., William Sundstrom, Maria Eugenia Flores Gomez, V. Ernesto Mendez, Rica Santos, Barbara Goldoftas, Ian Dougherty. Explaining the ‘hungry farmer paradox’: Smallholders and fair trade cooperatives navigate seasonality and change in Nicaragua’s corn and coffee markets. Global Environmental Change. pdf

Calix de Dios, Hector, Heather Putnam, Santos Alvarado Dzul, Wendy Godek, Susanne Kissmann, Jean Luckson Pierre, and Stephen Gliessman. 2014. The Challenges of Measuring Food Security and Sovereignty in Mayan Communities of the Yucatán Peninsula. Development in Practice. pdf

Carlton, J.S., Angel, J.R., Fei, S., Huber, M., Koontz, T., MacGowan, B.J., Mullendore, N.D., Babin, N., & L.S. Prokopy. 2014. State service foresters’ attitudes toward using climate and weather information when advising forest landowners. Journal of Forestry 112(1). Retrieved: pdf

Jha, Shalene, Christopher M. Bacon, Stacy M. Philpott, V. Ernesto Mendez, Peter Laderach, and Robert A. Rice. 2014. Shade Coffee: Update on a Disappearing Refuge for Biodiversity. Bioscience 64(5): 416-428.

Prokopy, L.S., D. Towery, & N. Babin. 2014 Adoption of Agricultural Conservation Practices: Insights from Research and Practice. Purdue Extension. FNR-488-W.  pdf

Putnam, Heather and J. Christopher Brown. 2014. The Importance of Process in Achieving Food Sovereignty: Participatory Action Research (PAR) in Coffeelands of Nicaragua. In Schanbacher, William (ed) The Global Food System: Issues and Solutions. www.amazon.com/The-Global-Food-System-Solutions/dp/144082911X

2013

Putnam, Heather, Wendy Godek, Susanne Kissmann, Jean Luckson Pierre, Santos Humberto Alvarado Dzul, Hector Calix de Dios and Stephen Richard Gliessman. 2013. Coupling Agroecology and PAR to Identify Appropriate Food Security and Sovereignty Strategies in Indigenous Communities. Journal of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. pdf

Morris, K.S., V.E. Méndez, S.T. Lovell & M. Olson. 2013. Conventional food plot management in an organic coffee cooperative: explaining the paradox. Journal of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37(7): 762-787. pdf

Erickson, D.L., S.T. Lovell & V.E. Méndez. 2013. Identifying, quantifying and classifying agricultural opportunities for land use planning . Landscape & Urban Planning 118(1): 29-39. pdf

Méndez, V.E., C.M. Bacon, M.B. Olson, K.S. Morris & A. Shattuck. 2013. Conservación de
agrobiodiversidad y medios de vida en cooperativas de café bajo sombra en Centroamérica [Conservation of agrobiodiversity and livelihoods in shade coffee cooperatives of Central America]. Ecosistemas (Spain) 22(1): 16-24. pdf

Morris, K.S., V. E. Méndez & M.B. Olson. 2013. ‘Los meses flacos’: seasonal food insecurity in a Salvadoran organic coffee cooperative. Journal of Peasant Studies 40(2): 457-480. pdf

Sales, E.F., V. E. Méndez, F.R. Caporal & J.C. Faria. 2013. Agroecological transition of Conilon coffee (Coffea canephora) agroforestry systems in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37(4): 405-429. pdf

Fernandez, M., K. Goodall, M.B. Olson & V.E. Méndez. 2013. Agroecology and alternative agrifood movements in the United States: towards a sustainable agrifood system. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37(1): 115-126. pdf

Méndez, V.E., C.M. Bacon and R. Cohen. 2013. Agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory and action-oriented approach. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37(1): 3-18. pdf

Méndez, V.E., C.M. Bacon and R. Cohen (Guest Editors). 2013. Agroecology and the transformation of agro-food systems: Transdisciplinary and participatory perspectives. Invited Special Inaugural Issue of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37(1). www.tandfonline.com/toc/wjsa21/37/1

2012

Caswell, M., V.E. Méndez & C.M. Bacon. 2012. Food security and smallholder coffee production: current issues and future directions. ARLG Policy Brief # 1. Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group (ARLG), University of Vermont: Burlington, VT. pdf

Schattman, R., V.E. Méndez & K.E. Westdijk. 2012. Vermont farm resilience in a changing climate: survey of Vermont agricultural service providers. ARLG Research Brief # 1. Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group (ARLG), University of Vermont: Burlington, VT. pdf

Cayuela, L., L. Gálvez-Bravo, R. Pérez Pérez, F.S. de Albuquerque, D.J.Golicher, R.A. Zahawi, N. Ramírez-Marcial, C. Garibaldi, R. Field, J.M. Rey Benayas, M. Gónzalez-Espinosa, P. Balvanera, M.A. Castillo, B.L. Figueroa-Rangel, D.M. Griffith, G.A. Islebe, D.L. Kelly, M.Olvera-Vargas, S.A. Schnitzer, E. Velázquez, G. Williams-Linera, S.W.Brewer, A. Camacho-Cruz, I. Coronado, B. de Jong, R. del Castillo, I. de la Cerda, J. Férnandez, W. Fonseca, L. Galindo-Jaimes, T. W.Gillespie, B. González-Rivas, J.E. Gordon, J. Hurtado, J. Linares, S.G. Letcher, S. Mangan, J.A. Meave, V. E. Méndez, V. Meza, S. Ochoa-Gaona,C.J. Peterson, V. Ruiz-Gutierrez, K.A. Snarr, F. Tun Dzul, M. Valdez-Hernández, K.M. Viergever, D.A. White, J.N. Williams, F.J. Bonet & R. Zamora. 2012. The Tree Biodiversity Network (BIOTREE-NET): prospects for biodiversity research and conservation in the Neotropics. Biodiversity and Ecology (Germany) 4: 211-224. pdf

Cayuela, L., L. Gálvez-Bravo, R. Pérez Pérez, F.S. de Albuquerque, D.J.Golicher, R.A. Zahawi, N. Ramírez-Marcial, C. Garibaldi, R. Field, J.M. Rey Benayas, M. Gónzalez-Espinosa, P. Balvanera, M.A. Castillo, B.L. Figueroa-Rangel, D.M. Griffith, G.A. Islebe, D.L. Kelly, M.Olvera-Vargas, S.A. Schnitzer, E. Velázquez, G. Williams-Linera, S.W.Brewer, A. Camacho-Cruz, I. Coronado, B. de Jong, R. del Castillo, I. de la Cerda, J. Férnandez, W. Fonseca, L. Galindo-Jaimes, T. W.Gillespie, B. González-Rivas, J.E. Gordon, J. Hurtado, J. Linares, S.G. Letcher, S. Mangan, J.A. Meave, V. E. Méndez, V. Meza, S. Ochoa-Gaona,C.J. Peterson, V. Ruiz-Gutierrez, K.A. Snarr, F. Tun Dzul, M. Valdez-Hernández, K.M. Viergever, D.A. White, J.N. Williams, F.J. Bonet & R. Zamora. 2012. La Red Internacional de Inventarios Forestales (BIOTREE-NET) en Mesoamérica: avances, retos y perspectivas futuras [The Tree Biodiversity Network (BIOTREE-NET) in Mesoamerica: progress, challenges and future perspectives]. Ecosistemas (Spain) 21(1-2): 126-135. pdf

Olson, M.B., K.S. Morris & V. E. Méndez. 2012. Cultivation of maize landraces by small-scale shade coffee farmers in western El Salvador. Agricultural Systems 111: 63-74. pdf

Méndez, V. E., Castro-Tanzi, S., Goodall, K., Morris, K. S., Bacon, C.M., Läderach, P., Morris, W. B. & Georgeoglou-Laxalde, M. U. 2012. Livelihood and environmental trade-offs of climate mitigation in smallholder coffee agroforestry systems.pp. 370-381. In E. K. Wollenberg, A. Nihart, M. Grieg-Gran & M. L.Tapio-Biström (Eds.) Climate change mitigation and agriculture. London: Earthscan.

2011

Cook, Ian, Kersty Hobson, Lucius Hallett IV, Julie Guthman, Andrew Murphy, Alison Hulme, Mimi Sheller, Louise Crewe, David Nally, Emma Roe, Charles Mather, Paul Kingsbury, Rachel Slocum, Shoko Imai, Jean Duruz, Chris Philo, Henry Buller, Mike Goodman, Allison Hayes-Conroy, Jessica Hayes-Conroy, Lisa Tucker, Megan Blake, Richard Le Heron, Heather Putnam, Damian Maye and Heike Henderson. 2011. Food: Afters. Progress in Human Geography 35: 104-120.

Bacon, C. M., D. Mulvaney, T. B. Ball, E. M. DuPuis, S. R. Gliessman, R. D. Lipschutz, and A. Shakouri. 2011. The creation of an integrated sustainability curriculum and student praxis projects. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 12(2): 193-208. pdf

Bacon, C. M. 2011. Disaster Risk and Sustainable Development. In Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction, by B. Wisner, JC Gaillard, and Ilan Kelman, 872. London & New York: Taylor & Francis. Link to Book.

Jha, S., C. M. Bacon, S. M. Philpott, R. A. Rice, V. E. Méndez, and P. Läderach. 2011. A Review of Ecosystem Services, Farmer Livelihoods, and Value Chains in Shade Coffee Agroecosystems. In Integrating Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism: Examples from the Field, by B. W. Campbell and S. L. Ortiz, 141-208. Netherlands: Springer. Link to Book.

Bacon, C.M. 2010. Who decides what is fair in Fair Trade?: Agri-Environmental Governance of Standards, Access and Price. Journal of Peasant Studies 37(1): 111-147. pdf

Bacon, C.M. 2010. A Spot of Coffee in Crisis: Nicaraguan Smallholder Cooperatives, Fair Trade, and Gendered Empowerment. Latin American Perspectives. Latin American Perspectives 37(2): 50-71.

Méndez, V. E. (2010). Agroecology. In B. Warf (ed.) Encyclopedia of Geography. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. pdf

Lovell, S. T., V.E. Méndez, D. L. Erickson, C. Nathan & S. DeSantis. 2010. Extent, pattern, and multifunctionality of treed habitats on farms in Vermont, USA. Agroforestry Systems 80(2): 153-171. pdf

Méndez, V.E., C.M. Bacon, M. Olson, S. Petchers, D. Herrador, C. Carranza, L. Trujillo, C. Guadarrama-Zugasti, A. Cordón & A. Mendoza. 2010. Effects of Fair Trade and organic certifications on small-scale coffee farmer households in Central America and Mexico. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 25(3): 236-251. pdf

Méndez, V.E., C.M. Bacon, M. Olson, K.S. Morris & A.K. Shattuck. 2010. Agrobiodiversity and shade coffee smallholder livelihoods: A review and synthesis of ten years of research in Central America Special Focus Section on Geographic Contributions to Agrobiodiversity Research. Professional Geographer 62(3): 357-376. pdf

Lovell, S.T., S. DeSantis, C.A. Nathan, M.B. Olson, V.E. Méndez, H.C.Kominami, D.L. Erickson, K.S. Morris & W.B. Morris. 2010. Integrating agroecology and landscape multifunctionality in Vermont: An evolving framework to evaluate the design of agroecosystems. Agricultural Systems 103: 327-341. pdf

Putnam, Heather R. and Jill S.M. Coleman. 2010. Certification. In Golson, J. Geoffrey, Paul Robbins and Dustin Mulvaney (eds). Green Business. 68-72. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Putnam, Heather R. 2010. Integrated Pest Management. In Golson, J. Geoffrey, Paul Robbins and Dustin Mulvaney (eds). Green Business. 333-362. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Putnam, Heather R. 2010. Production and Commodity Chains. In Golson, J. Geoffrey, Paul Robbins and Dustin Mulvaney (eds). Green Consumerism. 360-362. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Putnam, Heather R. 2010. Sugar Cane. In Golson, J. Geoffrey, Paul Robbins and Dustin Mulvaney (eds). Green Food. 410-412. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Putnam, Heather R. 2010. Underdevelopment. In Warf, Barney (ed) Encyclopedia of Geography, V.6. 2895-2899. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Putnam, Heather R. 2010. Dependency Theory. In Warf, Barney (ed) Encyclopedia of Geography, V2. 712-714. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Putnam, Heather R. 2009. Book Review: Brewing Justice: fair trade coffee, sustainability, and survival by Dr. Daniel Jaffee. Cultural Geographies 17(1). http://cgj.sagepub.com/content/17/1/135.1.extract

Méndez, V.E., E.N. Shapiro & G.S. Gilbert. 2009. Cooperative management and its effects on shade tree diversity, soil properties and ecosystem services of coffee plantations in western El Salvador. Special Issue on Agroforestry for Ecosystem Services and Environmental Benefits. Agroforestry Systems 76(1): 111-126. DOI 10.1007/s10457-009-9220-3 pdf

Méndez, V.E. 2008. Farmer livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in a coffee landscape of El Salvador. pp. 207-236. In C.M. Bacon, V.E. Mendez, S.R. Gliessman, D. Goodman & J.A. Fox (eds.) Confronting the coffee crisis: Fair Trade, sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems in Mexico and Central America. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. pdf

Méndez, V.E., S. Petchers & M. Portillo. 2008. Certificaciones de cafe: Version popular (Coffee certifications, a popular version for audiences with low educational levels). San Salvador, El Salvador: Oxfam America & Equipo Maíz.

Bacon, C.M., V. E. Méndez, S.R. Gliessman, D. Goodman & J. A. Fox (eds.). 2008. Confronting the coffee crisis: Fair Trade, sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems in Mexico and Central America. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, USA. Order from MIT Press

Bacon, C.M., V.E. Méndez & J.A. Fox. 2008. Cultivating sustainable coffee: Persistent paradoxes. pp. 337-372. In C.M. Bacon, V.E. Mendez, S.R. Gliessman, D. Goodman & J. A. Fox (eds.) Confronting the coffee crisis: Fair Trade, sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems in Mexico and Central America. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Bacon, C.M., V.E. Méndez, M.E. Flores, D. Stuart & S.R. Diaz. 2008. Are sustainable coffee certifications enough to secure farmer livelihoods? The millenium development goals and Nicaragua’s Fair Trade cooperatives. Globalizations 5(2): 259-274. pdf

Bacon, C., V.E. Méndez, M.E. Flores & M. Brown. 2008. Will “we” achieve the millenium development goals with small-scale coffee growers and their cooperatives? A case study evaluating Fair Trade and organic coffee networks in northern Nicaragua. Center Research Brief # 12. Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. University of California: Santa Cruz, CA, USA. pdf

Bacon, C.M., E. Whitlow-Inman & V. E. Méndez. 2008. Agroecology, a next step in sustainable coffee. Fresh Cup, February: 82-87. pdf

Méndez, V.E., S.R. Gliessman, and G.S. Gilbert. 2007. Tree biodiversity in farmer cooperatives of a shade coffee landscape in western El Salvador. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 119 (1-2): 145-159. pdf

Méndez, V.E. 2007. Procesos ecologicos y medios de vida agricolas en el cultivo de cafe bajo sombra. LEISA Revista de Agroecologia (Peru) 22, 26-28. pdf

Gliessman, S. R., F. Rosado-May, C. Guadarrama-Zugasti, J. Jedlicka, A. Cohn, V. E. Méndez, R. Cohen, L. Trujillo, C. Bacon & R. Jaffe. 2007. Agroecologia: Promoviendo una transicion hacia la sostenibilidad (Agroecology: promoting a transition towards sustainability). Ecosistemas (Spain) 16(1): 13-28. pdf

Gómez, I. & V.E. Méndez. 2007. Association of forest communities of Petén, Guatemala: context accomplishments and challenges. 2nd Ed. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and PRISMA. pdf

Méndez, V.E. & S.T. Lovell. 2007. Ecosystem Services Conservation and Farmer Livelihoods in a Shade Coffee Landscape of Western El Salvador. Electronic Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on “Multi-Strata Agroforestry Systems with Perennial Crops: Making ecosystem services count for farmers, consumers and the environment”. September 17 – 21, 2007. CATIE, Turrialba, Costa
Rica. pdf

Méndez, V. E. & C.M. Bacon. 2006. Ecological processes and farmer livelihoods in shaded coffee production. Invited Article. LEISA (The Netherlands) 22(4): 22-23. pdf

Méndez, V. E., C.M. Bacon, S. Petchers, D. Herrador, C. Carranza, L. Trujillo, C. Guadarrama-Zugasti, A.Cordon & A. Mendoza. 2006. Sustainable coffee from the bottom-up: Impacts of certification initiatives on small-scale farmer and estate worker households and communities in Central America and Mexico. Research Report. Oxfam America: Boston, MA.

Gershenson, A., K. Holl, P. Holloran, J. Jedlicka, V.E. Méndez, D. Mulvaney, B. Petersen, A. Spalding & M. Vasey (2007). Mann, A. 2005. 1491: New revelations of the Americas before Columbus. Alfred Knopf: New York, NY, 465 pp. Book Review for Restoration Ecology 15(1): 168-169.

Bacon, C. 2005. Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Can Fair Trade, Organic and Specialty Coffee Reduce Small-Scale Farmer Vulnerability in Northern Nicaragua? World Development 33(3): 497-511. pdf