Past Events

Financing Innovation for Agriculture, Food, and the Bioeconomy: Business as Usual?

June 26–29, 2016
Ravello
Amalfi Coast - Italy

This is a full-day pre-conference workshop of the 20th annual conference of the International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research (CABR) on: Transforming the Bioeconomy: Behavior, Innovation and Science.

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7th Annual Giannini Foundation of Agricultural and Resource Economics Student Conference

May 21, 2016, 10 a.m.
UC Davis

The 7th annual Giannini Foundation of Agricultural and Resource Economics Student Conference (GARESC) will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 on the UC Davis campus. This Giannini­ sponsored student conference, supported by faculty members on the Berkeley, Davis, and Riverside campuses, aims to help promote inter­campus student collaboration. Topics will cover Agricultural, Natural Resource, Environmental, and Development Economics.

We encourage participation of PhD students. The deadline for registration and submission of an abstract is May 15, 2016.

Registration for this conference is free. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

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Strategic Perspectives on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains in Emerging vs Developed Markets

April 19–21, 2016
UC Berkeley

The workshop focuses on understanding strategic opportunities for innovation in agrifood product design and supply chain design to enhance profitability in rapidly transforming emerging markets of Asia and Latin America, and in evolving mature markets in the US and Western Europe. The workshop also examines regulatory and market access challenges. We bring together leading companies who have made exciting innovations, as well as leading policy analysts and academics focused on the themes. The talks will cut across the leading themes of today's food and agribusiness including emerging markets, bio-fuels and bio-economy, high value product differentiation in wine, beer chocolate, and fresh produce, and regulatory challenges facing firms innovating in these domains.

Strategic Perspectives Brochure

Strategic Perspectives Program

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5th West Coast Trade Workshop

February 26–27, 2016
The Faculty Club (Friday) and 648 Evans Hall (Saturday)
UC Berkeley

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Water Pricing for a Dry Future: Policy Ideas from Abroad and their Relevance to California

February 2–3, 2016
UC Center Sacramento
1130 K Street, Suite LL22

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Farm Labor and the ALRA at 40

April 17, 2015
Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom
UC Davis Law School

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Eighth Annual Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference on: The Future of Biofuels

April 1–2, 2015
Alumni House
UC Berkeley

The conference is free. If you plan to attend, please register by March 30, 2015.

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Conference on: Salinity Forum 2014

June 16–18, 2014
Riverside Convention Center
Riverside, CA

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Conference on: Climate Change: Challenges to California's Agriculture and Natural Resources

May 19, 2014
The California Museum
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA

The Giannini Foundation is sponsoring a one-day forum to discuss the implications of climate change for California’s agriculture and natural resources.

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Conference on: Labor, Water, and California Agriculture in 2014

April 18, 2014
Kalmanovitz Appellate Coutroom, King Hall Room 1001
UC Davis

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ARE Update article - Labor, Water, and California Agriculture in 2014

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Conference on: Pests, Germs and Seeds: The Economics of Policies, Programs, and Technologies for Managing Agricultural Pests and Diseases

March 28–29, 2014
Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute,
UC Davis

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Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference on: Biofuel as Part of a Sustainable Strategy

March 26–27, 2014
Alumni House
UC Berkeley

The conference is free. If you plan to attend, please register by March 25, 2014

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Lecture: "Lack of Hope and the Persistence of Poverty" presented by Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Oct. 2, 2012, 5 p.m.
Buehler Alumni Center - AGR Room
University of California, Davis

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Lecture: "Field Experiments in Agricultural and Resource Economics" presented by John List, Homer J. Livingstone Professor of Economics University of Chicago

May 5, 2011, 4 p.m.
The Faculty Club - Great Hall
University of California, Berkeley

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Conference on: California's Climate Change Policy: The Economic and Environmental Impacts of AB 32

October 4, 2010
California Museum
1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA

Conference Program and Presenters: The conference brought together leading economists, analysts, and executives from academia, the state government, and industry to discuss the impacts of climate change and AB 32 on the California economy and the environment. The speakers provided comprehensive, objective, and up-to-date analyses of the likely impacts of AB 32.

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Lecture: "Making the Poor More Resilient to Overcome Future Crises" presented by Justin Yifu Lin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of The World Bank

April 29, 2010, 4 p.m.
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Theater
University of California, Davis

Justin Yifu Lin, who has been the World Bank’s chief economist since June 2008, guides the bank’s intellectual leadership and plays a key role in shaping its economic research agenda. His research program examines the industrialization of rapidly developing countries, with a focus on why growth is lagging in poor regions.

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76th Annual Meeting of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics

May 14, 2007
Lipman Room, 210 Barrows Hall
University of California, Berkeley

State of the Foundation
David Zilberman, Director of the Giannini Foundation

Perspectives on Agricultural Economics and UC ANR
Paul Ludden, CNR Dean
Rick Standiford, Acting VP, ANR

Energy: New Opportunities for the Foundation
Short presentations on biofuel and its implications, energy challenges,
and new research initiatives and opportunities.

Bioenergy Crops in Illinois: Competitiveness and Non-Market Benefits
Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Energy: A Giannini Jingle
C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, Assistant Professor, UC Davis

Energy and Environment: Recent Research Initiatives
David Roland-Holst, Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley

75th Anniversary Symposium of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics

May 3, 2006
UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center

The 75th Giannini Foundation Anniversary Symposium was held on the Davis campus on May 3, 2006. The event memorialized A. P. Giannini’s early affiliation with agriculture, his generous gift to the University in support of California agriculture and rural areas in a period of difficult economic times (the early years of the Great Depression), accomplishments of the Foundation over the past 75 years in meeting the changing needs of this dynamic and ever changing sector of the California economy, and an examination of challenges and issues deserving the attention of the University while moving forward through the 21st Century. Speakers included some of our esteemed faculty and alumni, friends of the Foundation in California's private and public sectors, and Emeritus State Historian of California Kevin Starr. Commissioned papers and discussant comments will be published for general audiences.

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