Melinda Smale

Melinda Smale

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
B.A., Duke University

Professor, International Development

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 219
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

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All Publications (View all Smale’s publications on Google Scholar sorted by year)

Selected Publications

Mathenge, M.K. , M. Smale, and J. Olwande. Forthcoming. The Impact of Maize Hybrids on Income, Poverty, and Inequality among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya.  Food Policy.  Smale, M. L. Diakite and N. Keita. Participation in Village Markets, Millet Diversity, and Household Welfare in Mali. 2012.  Environment and Development Economics.

Smale, M., A. Niane, P. Zambrano. 2010. Impact Economique des Cultures Transgéniques sur les Producteurs dans l’Agriculture Non-Industrialisée: La Premiére Décennie. Economie rurale 315, janvier-février: 60-75.

Reij, C., G. Tappan, and M. Smale. 2009. Re-Greening the Sahel: Farmer-led innovation in Burkina Faso and Niger. In D. J. Spielman and R. Pandya-Lorch (ed.),Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

Smale, M., P. Zambrano, G. Gruére, J. Falck-Zepeda, I. Matuschke, D. Horna, L. Nagarajan, I. Yerramareddy, H. Jones. 2009. Measuring the Economic Impacts of Transgenic Crops in Developing Agriculture During the First Decade: Approaches, Findings, and Future Directions. Food Policy Review 10. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC.

Smale, M. (ed). 2006. Valuing Crop Biodiversity: On-Farm Genetic Resources and Economic Change. Wallingford, Oxon, UK: CAB International.

Smale, M., M.P. Reynolds, M. Warburton, B. Skovmand, R. Trethowan, R.P. Singh, I. Ortiz-Monasterio, J. Crossa. 2002. Dimensions of Diversity in Modern Spring Bread Wheat in Developing Countries since 1965. Crop Science 42: 1766-1779.

Heisey, P., M. Smale, D. Byerlee, E. Souza. 1997. Wheat Rusts and the Costs of Genetic Diversity in the Punjab of Pakistan. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 79: 726-737.

Smale, M., P.W. Heisey and H.D. Leathers. 1995. Maize of the Ancestors and Modern Varieties: The Microeconomics of HYV Adoption in Malawi, Economic Development and Cultural Change 43 (January): 351-368.