Publications by L. Ann Thrupp

Books and Reports/Monographs

2010     Towards Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century (coauthor, as part of committee), National Academy of Sciences, Natural Resources Council, Washington, DC.

2009      Reducing Risk through Sustainable Winegrowing Practices: A Growers Handbook, CA Sustainable Winegrowing  Alliance, San Francisco, CA (editor and lead author).

2008      Biodiversity Conservation in California Vineyards, CA Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, CA.

2003      Growing Organic Winegrapes: An Introductory Handbook for Growers. Fetzer Vineyards, Hopland, CA.    Order form:   Growing Organic Winegrapes handbook by Thrupp (pdf)

2003      Frontiers in Agricultural Research: Food, Health, Environment & Communities, by National Academy Committee,  co-author & Committee member)  National Academy Press,  Washington, DC.

2002     Fruits of Progress: Growing Sustainable Farming and Food System.  World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington DC.

2000     Roots of Change: The Sprouting of Sustainable Agriculture in California, Funders Agricultural Working group Roots of Change (80 page report – unpublished), San Francisco, CA (Heller Foundation).

1999     Critical Links: Food Security and the Environment in the Greater Horn of Africa, World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington DC, and International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi.

1998     Cultivating Diversity: Agricultural Biodiversity and Food Security.  WRI, Washington D.C.

1996     New Partnerships for Sustainable Agriculture (editor) World Resources Institute, Washington, DC.

1996    Diversity and Dynamics of Shifting Cultivation: Myths, Realities, and Human Dimensions, coauthor with Suzanna Hecht and John Browder, World Resources Institute.

1995     Bitter-Sweet Harvests for Global Supermarkets: Challenges in Latin America’s Agricultural Export Boom, World Resources Institute, Washington D.C.  (Also published in Spanish by FES, Colombia.)

1995    Toward Common Ground: Gender and Natural Resources In Africa (co-editor with A. Sigot and J. G. Green), African Centre for Technology Studies and World Resources Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.

1993    Green Guidance for Latin America and the Caribbean: Integrating Environmental Concerns in AID Programming, World Resources Institute, January 1993.

1989     Farmer First: Farmer Innovation and Agricultural Research, Intermediate Technology Publications, London, England, coedited with Robert Chambers and Arnold Pacey.

1987    El Uso de los Plaguicidas en Costa Rica.  (with Hilje, L,  Castillo, L., and Weseling)  San Jose, Costa Rica.

Articles in Journals and Books

2007      “Sustainable Winegrowing Program:  2006 Progress report,” Practical Winery and Vineyard, Jan 2007.

2006    “Organic Certification and Registration in California,” in Olive Production, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Oakland, CA.

2004     “The Importance of Biodiversity in Agroecosystems,” Journal of Crop Improvement, Vol 12, # 1, pp 315-337.  Also in book: New Dimensions in Agroecology, edited by Clements and Shretha, Haworth Press.

2004    “Rethinking the Vision of Environmental Research in US Agriculture,”  (co-author) in Bioscience January Vol 54 No 1. pp. 61-65.

2002     “Importance of Biodiversity in Agriculture,” Journal of Crop Production.

2002      “Principles for Implementing Sustainable Agriculture: Lessons from Successful Partnerships in Integrated Pest/Crop Management Initiatives,” Sustainability of Agricultural Systems in Transition, ASA Special Publication number 64, American Soil Association, Madison, WI.

2000     “Linking agricultural biodiversity and food security,” International Affairs, Vol 76 No 2 (April) Special biodiversity issue.  pp. 265-282.

1999      “Innovative Approaches to Develop Integrated Pest and Crop Management,” In Pesticide and IPM Policy Issues  (Stephen Agne, editor), Food and Agriculture Organization, University of Hanover.

1998     “Participatory Approaches for Sustainable Agriculture,” in Agriculture Extension Methods, published by University of California Press (article coauthored with Miguel Altieri).

1997     “Participatory Approaches to IPM,” Global Pesticide Campaigner (Pesticide Action Network bulletin).

1996      “Reaching Common Ground: Priorities to Address Gender & Natural Resource Management in Africa,” Emerging Environmental Policy Issues in Africa.  WRI. Washington, DC.

1996     “Promises and problems in Non-traditional Agricultural Exports in Africa,” Emerging Environmental Policy Issues in Africa, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC.

1996    “Social Justice as a Key Element of Sustainable Development,” Populi, Washington D.C.

1994     “Participatory Methods in Planning and Political Processes: Linking the Grassroots and Policies for Sustainable Development,” with B Cabarle and A Zazueta, in Agriculture and Human Values, Vol 11, Numbers 2 and 3, pp. 77-84. (In special issue on Participation and Empowerment.)

1994     “New Harvests, Old Problems: Feeding the Global Supermarket,” NACLA Report on the Americas, Vol XXVII, Nov/Dec, pp. 22-27.

1994    Co-editor, special issue of Agriculture and Human Values on “Participation and Empowerment in Sustainable Rural Development,” (with Richard Haynes).  Vol II, Nos 2 and 3, Spring-Summer.

1994     “Challenges in Latin America’s Recent Agroexport Boom: Sustainability and Equity of Nontraditional Export Policies in Ecuador,” Issues in Development, WRI/ CIDE. (19 pp)

1994    “Engendering Central American Forestry Management: The Integration of Women in Forest Policy Initiatives. with Arleen Mayorga.  Issues in Development, World Resources Institute. (12 pp)

1994    “Women and Sustainable Development,” chapter of World Resources 1994-95, coauthored with Deborah Estes and Elaine Clyft, World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C. pp. 43-60.

1994     “Taura Syndrome in Ecuador: Environmental-Economic Conflict and Efforts at Resolution,” Global Pesticide Campaigner. Vol 4, No 4, pp. 15-17.

1993    “Political Ecology of Sustainable Rural Development: Dynamics of Social and Natural Resource Degradation,” in Food for the Future:  Conditions and Contradictions for Sustainable Agriculture, P. Allen and D. Van Dusen, John Wiley and Sons, New York.

1993    “Social Justice: A key element of sustainable development,” Panoscope: The Environmental and Development Magazine for the 1990s. No 37, pp. 13-15.

1991    “Sterilization of Workers from Pesticide Exposure: DBCPInduced Damage in Costa Rica,” International Journal of Health Services, Volume 21:4, pp. 731-757.

1990    “Inappropriate Incentives for Pesticide Use: Credit Requirements for Agrochemicals in Developing Countries,”  Agriculture and Human Values, Summer-Fall, pp. 62-69.

1990    “LongTerm Losses from Accumulation of Pesticide Residues:  Persistent Toxicity in Soils of Costa Rica,”  Geoforum, Volume 22, No. 1, pp. 1-15.

1990    “Environmental Initiatives in Costa Rica: A Political Ecology Perspective,” Society and Natural Resources, Volume 3, pp. 243-256.

1990     “Entrapment and Escape from Fruitless Insecticide Use: Lessons from the Banana Sector of Costa Rica,” International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol 36, pp. 173-189.

1990    “Legitimizing Local Knowledge: From Displacement to Empowerment for Third World People,” Agriculture and Human Values, February.  (Also published in Spanish in 1992, in “Agroecologia y Desarrollo Rural,” Universidad Nacional, Mexico)

1990    “Costa Rica’s Resource Challenges,” Hemisphere: A Magazine of Latin America and Caribbean Affairs, Winter/Spring.

1989    “Políticas gubermentales sobre el uso de plaguicidas,” en I. Hedstrom (editor), La Situacion Ambiental en Centroamerica y el Caribe, Editorial Departamento Ecum. de Investig, San Jose.

1989    “Legitimizing Local Knowledge,”  in DM Warren et al (eds) Indigenous Knowledge Systems for Agriculture and International Development, Monograph no. 11, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

1988    “Pesticides and Policies: Approaches to Pest Control Dilemmas in Nicaragua and Costa Rica,” Latin American Perspectives, Fall Issue 59, Vol 15, No. 4. pp 37-70

1987    “Difusion de Sistemas Agroforestales” Chapter 6 of book Sistemas Agroforestales (teaching manual), Organization of Tropical Studies & U.S. AID Forestry Support Program, l987.

1986    “Politicas gubermentales sobre el uso de plaguicidas: los casos en Costa Rica y Nicaragua,” Estudios Sociales Centroamericanos, 42, Setiembre-Diciembre, pp. 59-77.

1985        “Farmers’ Decision-Making Concerning Pest Control and Pesticide Use,” in Organization of Tropical Studies Agroecology Course Proceedings/Anthology, pp. 387-398.

1984        “Pesticides: Economics and Ecology,” Mesoamerica, Oct. 1984.

1984        “Women, Wood, and Work: In Kenya and Beyond,” Unasylva (FAO Journal), December, pp. 37-44.

1984    “Technology Policy in the Pharmaceutical Sector: Cases of Cuba and the Caribbean Community,” International Journal of Health Services, Volume 14 (2), pp. 189-206

1983     “How Appropriate is ‘Appropriate Technology’ for Rural Development?” in Proceedings for the International Student Pugwash Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1981    “Peasant View of Conservation,” Ceres, (FAO Review on Agriculture and Development), Volume 14 (4), pp. 62-68.

Book Reviews

1992    Book Review of “Ecologia y Capital: Hacia Una Perspectiva Ambiental del Desarrollo,” Latin A.merican Perspectives, Winter (co-authored with Juan Martinez-Alier)

1991    Book Review of “After the Green Revolution: Sustainable Agriculture for Development,” in Agriculture and Human Values, Winter-Spring, Volume VIII, no 2, pp. 183-184.

1989    Book Review of “Progress for Food or Food for Progress,” in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, November  (co-authored with Richard Norgaard)

Dissertations / Theses

PhD. Dissertation: The Political Ecology of Pesticide Use in Developing Countries: Dilemmas in the Banana Sector of Costa Rica, Institute of Development Studies, Univ. of Sussex (l988, 380 pp) (Fulbright Scholarship).

M.Phil Dissertation: “The Generation of Technologies for Development: Case Study of the Choice and Diffusion of Woodfuel Innovations in Kenya”, Aug. l983, l49 pp, Awarded special distinction.  (Based largely on field research in June-August, l981; Royal Society and Marshall Scholarships)

Undergraduate Honors Thesis: “Deforestation, Agricultural Development and CattleExpansion in Costa Rica: An Integrated Approach to LandUse Transformation,” Stanford University, l980, 120 p. (Based on field research undertaken in June-August l979, Latin American Studies Summer Grant.)