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Daniel De La Torre Ugarte

Daniel De La Torre Ugarte’s research focuses on  (i) the economic analysis of agricultural and trade policies, (ii) the economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural and biofuels production, (iii) the analysis of mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change in agriculture, (iv) the economic outlook of global agriculture and its implications for food security and environmental performance. He is also active in many domestic and international initiatives dealing with the implications of international trade and sustainability agreements on food security and poverty eradication.

In addition Daniel De La Torre Ugarte is an economic modeling expert. He was the main developer of POLYSYS, a widely used model of the US Agricultural Sector for the national and regional analysis of economic and environmental policies. The US Departments of Agriculture and Energy are among the main users of the POLYSYS model.

Daniel De La Torre Ugarte’s international activities include work for United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Nathan Associates, Inc. and the EcoFair Trade Dialogue of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Misereor. In addition, he collaborates with several Non-Governmental Organizations on trade, biofules, and food security initiatives.

Current Position

Professor, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Tennessee; and Co-Director of the Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee.

Education

Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, 1991
M.S. , Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, 1987
B.S., Economics, Universidad del Pacifico (Peru), 1981

Selected Publications and Presentations

Refereed Publications
Langholtz, M., Graham, R., Eaton, L., C. M. Hellwinckel, and D. G. De La Torre Ugarte (2011) Price projections of feedstocks for biofuels and biopower in the U.S.  Energy Policy, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.11.009.

De La Torre Ugarte,D.G., He,L. K. L. Jensen, B. C. English.  2010.  Estimating Agricultural Impacts of Expanded Ethanol Production: Policy Implications for Water Demand and Quality.  Biomass and Bioenergy. Volume 34, Issue 11, November 2010, 1586-1596.

Hellwinckel, C. M., T. O. West, D. G. De La Torre Ugarte, and Perlack, R.  2010.  Evaluating possible cap and trade legislation on cellulosic feedstock availability.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy 2:278-287.

Larson, J. A., B. C. English, D. G. De La Torre Ugarte, R. J. Menard, C. M. Hellwinckel, and T. O. West.  2010.  Economic and Environmental Impacts of the Corn Grain Ethanol Industry on the United States Agricultural Sector.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 65(5): 267-279.

West TO, Brandt CC, Baskaran LM, Hellwinckel CM, Mueller R, Bernacchi CJ, Bandaru VP, Yang B, Wilson BS, Marland G, Nelson RG, De La Torre Ugarte DG, Post WM (2010) Net ecosystem exchange and net ecosystem carbon balance for croplands in the United States: Increasing geospatial resolution of inventory-based carbon accounting.  Ecological Applications 20:1074-1086.

Dicks, M., J. Campiche, D. G. De La Torre Ugarte, C. M. Hellwinckel, H. Bryant, and J. Richardson.  2009.  Land Use Implications of Expanding Biofuel Demand.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 41,2(August 2009): 435–453.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. , Burton C. English, and Kim Jensen. Sixty Billion Gallons by 2030: Economic and Agricultural Impacts of Ethanol and Biodiesel Expansion. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 89(5): 1290-1295, December 2007.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. and Lixia He. Is The Expansion of Biofuels at Odds with the Food Security of Developing Countries? Biofules, Bioproducts and Biorefining,  1(2): 92-102, October 2007.

Walsh, Marie E, Daniel G. De La Torre Ugarte, Burton C. English, Kimberly Jensen, Chad Hellwinckel, R. Jamey Menard, and Richard G. Nelson. Agricultural Impacts of Biofuels Production. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 39(2): 365-372, August 2007.

Jensen,Kimberly, Christopher D. Clark, Pamela Ellis, Burton English, Jamey Menard, Marie Walsh, and Daniel G. De La Torre Ugarte. Farmer Willingness to grow Switchgrass for Energy Production. Biomass and Bioenergy, 31(2007) 773-781. October, 2007.

English, Burton C., Daniel G. De La Torre Ugarte, Marie E. Walsh, Chad Hellwinckel, and Jamey Menard. Economic Competitiveness of Bioenergy Production and Effects on Agriculture of the Southern Region. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 38(2): 389-402, August 2006.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Burton C. English, R. Jamey Menard and Marie E. Walsh. Conditions that influence the economic viability of ethanol from corn stover in the Midwest of the USA. International Sugar Journal, 108 (1287):152-156, February 2006.

McLaughlin, Samuel B., James R. Kiniry, Charles M. Taliaferro, and Daniel De La Torre Ugarte. Projecting Yield Potential of Switchgrass as a Bioenergy Crop. Advances in Agronomy, 90: 267-297. Elsevier Inc. 2006.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G, Hellwinchel, C.M., Larson, J.A. Enhancing Agriculture's Potential to Sequester Carbon: A Framework to Estimate Incentive Levels for Reduced Tillage. Environmental Management, 33, Supplement 1, Pages:  S229 - S237. Springer-Verlag New York. 2004.

Walsh, Marie E., Daniel G. De La Torre Ugarte, Hosein Shapouri, Stephen P. Slinsky. The Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Crop Production on U.S. Agriculture. Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics, 24:313-333. 2003

McLaughlin, D. G. De La Torre Ugarte, C.T. Garten, LR. Lynd, M.A. Sanderson, V.R. Tolbert, M.E. Walsh, D.D. Wolf. High-Value Renewable Energy from Prairie Grasses. Environmental Science and Technology, 36 (10), 2122 -2129. 2002

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. and Daryll E. Ray.  Biomass and Bioenergy Applications of the POLYSYS Modeling Framework. Biomass and Bioenergy, 4(3):1−18.  May 2000.

Contributions To Edited Volumes
De La Torre Ugarte, D. G., and C. M. Hellwinckel.  2011.  Biofuels and the Transformation of Agriculture: The Case of Climate Change Policy Instruments.  In The Economics of Alternative Energy Sources and Globalization, Andrew Schmitz, Norbert Wilson, Charles Moss and David Zilberman (Eds), pp 196-205, Bentham Science Publishers.

Perlack, R., Stokes, B., Various, C. M. Hellwinckel, and D. G. De La Torre Ugarte.  2011.  U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry.  U.S. Department of Energy. 2011. U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry. R.D. Perlack and B.J. Stokes (Leads), ORNL/TM-2011/224. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. 227p.

De La Torre Ugarte, D. G., and C. M. Hellwinckel.  2010.  The Problem is the Solution: the Role of Biofuels in the Transition to a Regenerative Agriculture, Chapter 14 of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry: Volume 66 Plant Biotechnology for Sustainable Production of Energy and Co-products.  Editors peter N Mascia, Jurgen Scheffran, and Jack M Widholm. Published by Springer, New York.

De La Torre Ugarte, D. G., and C. M. Hellwinckel.  2010.  Peak oil and the necessity of transitioning to regenerative agriculture, in The Road to Rio + 20: For a development-led green economy, pp 46-51, UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland.

De La Torre Ugarte, D. G., and C. M. Hellwinckel.  2010.  The Problem is the Solution: the Role of Biofuels in the Transition to a Regenerative Agriculture, Chapter 14 of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry: Volume 66 Plant Biotechnology for Sustainable Production of Energy and Co-products.  Editors peter N Mascia, Jurgen Scheffran, and Jack M Widholm. Published by Springer, New York.

De La Torre Ugarte, D. G.  2009.  Biodiesel: The Potential Role of Jatropha.  The Biofuels Market: Current Situation and Alternatives Scenarios. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD/DITC/BCC/2009/1, United Nations, Geneva and New York.

De La Torre Ugarte, D. G.  2009.  The Role and Implications of Biofuels Blending Targets.  The Biofuels Market: Current Situation and Alternatives Scenarios. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD/DITC/BCC/2009/1, United Nations, Geneva and New York.

De La Torre Ugarte, D. G.  2009.  Trade Opportunities for Developing Countries.  The Biofuels Market: Current Situation and Alternatives Scenarios. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD/DITC/BCC/2009/1, United Nations, Geneva and New York.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., The Contributions and Challenges of Supply Management in a New Institutional Agricultural Trade Framework, in EcoFair Trade Dialogue, edited by Wolfgang Sachs and Tilman Santarius, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Misereor, and Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Discussion Paper No. 6, March 2007.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Developing Bioenergy: Economic and Social Issues, in Peter Hazell and R.K. Pachauri,eds., Bioenergy And Agriculture: Promises and Challenges, Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2020 Focus 14, Brief No.2, December 2006.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Marie, E. Walsh, Hosein Shapouri, and Stephen P. Slinsky. The Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Crop Production on U.S. Agriculture. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Chief Economist, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Agricultural Economic Report No. 816. February 2003.
De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Re-fueling the WTO Development Round: Enhancing the Development Synergism Between Agriculture and Energy, Global Issues paper, No. 27, Heinrich Böll Foundation, December 2005.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Marie, E. Walsh, Hosein Shapouri, and Stephen P. Slinsky. The Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Crop Production on U.S. Agriculture. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Chief Economist, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Agricultural Economic Report No. 816. February 2003.

Presentations

Domestic Venues and Conferences 

De La Torre Ugarte, D. G., C. M. Hellwinckel, and B. C. English.  2011.  Integrating Modeling Tools for the Analysis of Bioenergy Sustainability.  Presented at the Third Annual Biofuels Law and Regulation Conference, April 21-22, 2011. University of Illinois Energy Biosciences Institute, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Chad M. Hellwinckel, Burton C. English, Tris West, Kim Jensen, Jamey Menard, Chris Clark. Analysis of the Implications of Climate and Energy Legislation to the Agricultural Sector. White House Council on Environmental Quality, Briefing, Washington, D.C., June 24, 2010.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Chad M. Hellwinckel, Burton C. English, Tris West, Kim Jensen, Jamey Menard, Chris Clark. Analysis of the Implications of Climate and Energy Legislation to the Agricultural Sector. USDA, Office of Chief Economist, Briefing, Washington, D.C., June 23, 2010

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. and Chad M. Hellwinckel. Economics of Sequestering Carbon in the U.S. Agriculture. North Dakota State University, Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies, 2010 National Conference. Alternative Policies on Climate Changes and their Implications on the U.S. Agricultural Economy, Fargo, North Dakota. May 24, 2010.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Chad Hellwinckel, Burton C. English, Tris West, Kim Jensen, Jamey Menard, Chris Clark. Analysis of the Implications of Climate and Energy Legislation to the Agricultural Sector, Webinars (6), April - June, 2010.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Chad M. Hellwinckel, Burton C. English, Tris West, Kim Jensen, Jamey Menard, Chris Clark. Analysis of the Implications of Climate and Energy Legislation to the Agricultural Sector. Climate Change and Its Impact on Food Production and Biofuels, Iowa State University, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, Ames, IA. March 2, 2010.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Chad M. Hellwinckel, Burton C. English, Tris West, Kim Jensen, Jamey Menard, Chris Clark. Putting the Hopes and Fears of Climate Change Legislation in Perspective. Agricultural Outlook Forum 2010, Sustainable Agriculture: The Key to Health & Prosperity. Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia, February 18-19 2010.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Chad M. Hellwinckel, Burton C. English, Tris West, Kim Jensen, Jamey Menard, Chris Clark. Analysis of the Implications of Climate and Energy Legislation to the Agricultural Sector. US House of Representatives Staff Briefing, 1302 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C., January 19, 2010.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Chad M. Hellwinckel, Burton C. English, Tris West, Kim Jensen, Jamey Menard, Chris Clark. Analysis of the Implications of Climate and Energy Legislation to the Agricultural Sector. US Senate Staff Briefing, 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Washington, D.C., January 19, 2010.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Chad Hellwinckel, Lixia He, Burt English, Jamey Menard, Kim Jensen, The POLYSYS Modeling System and it’s use in the Analysis of Bioenergy Issues, Office of Biomass Program, Department of Energy, Washington, DC. ,July 23, 2009

De La Torre Ugarte DG, CM Hellwinckel, BC English, Kim Jensen, Christopher Clark, and Tris West. (2009) Analysis of the Implications of Climate Change to the Agricultural Sector: Briefing to the House Agricultural Committee, Washington D.C., November 11.

De La Torre Ugarte DG, CM Hellwinckel, BC English. Kim Jensen, Christopher Clark, and Tris West. (2009) Analysis of the Implications of Climate Change to the Agricultural Sector: Briefing to the USDA Office of The Chief Economist, Washington D.C., November 11.

De La Torre Ugarte DG, CM Hellwinckel, BC English, Kim Jensen, Christopher Clark, and Tris West. (2009) Analysis of the Implications of Climate Change to the Agricultural Sector: Briefing to the Senate Agricultural Committee, Washington D.C., November 11.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Can Biofuels be Sustainable in an Unsustainable Agriculture?, US-China Workshop on the Climate-Energy Nexus November 11-13, 2009 Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. and Chad M. Hellwinckel, The Role of Biofuels in the Transformation of Agriculture, The Economics of Alternative Energy Sources and Globalization: The Road Ahead, Orlando, Florida - November 15–17, 2009

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Lixia Lambert, Burton English, and Brad Wilson. “Challenges of Integrating Biophysical Information into Agricultural Sector Models.” Presented at the Linking Biophysical and Economic Models of Biofuel Production and Environmental Impacts Conference, Gleacher Center, Chicago, Illinois. November 13-14, 2008.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. “Biofuels, Food Security and Environmental Sustainability: Global Challenges and Opportunities.” Presented at the The Politics of Food Conference, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, September 22 - 24, 2008.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. “Biofuels, Food Security and Environmental Sustainability: Global Challenges and Opportunities.” Presented at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, North Carolina, August 25, 2008.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Chad Hellwinckel, Burt English, and Jamey Menard. “The POLYSYS Modeling System and it’s use in the Analysis of Bioenergy Issues.” Presented at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, North Carolina, August 25, 2008.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. “The Energy Bill, Biofuel Markets and the Implications for Agriculture.” Presented at the Eleventh Annual Agriculture Outlook and Policy Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, Center for Agricultural & Natural Resource Policy, Chesapeake College, Wye Mill, Maryland, February 21, 2008.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Burt English, Kim Jensen. Testimony before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry: Renewable Energy and Rural Development. Washington, DC. May 9, 2007

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Burt English, Kim Jensen. Estimated Agricultural Impacts of Expanding Biofuel Production: Policy Implications for Water Demand and Water Quality. The National Academies NRC Colloquium on the Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States Washington, DC. July 12, 2007. Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Opportunities and Challenges of Biofuels for

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel. Potential of Feedstock Energy Production in the Agricultural Sector. Applied Physics Laboratory/John Hopkins University, Energy Study, Laurel, MD. October 5, 2006. Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Production in the Agricultural Sector.  Energy Modeling Forum, sponsored by Stanford University. Snowmass, CO, August 2, 2006. Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G.. Opportunities and Challenges of Expanding Agriculture’s Contribution to the Energy Supply. Sustainability in the Balance: Juggling Environmental Health, Economic Profitability and Social Equity in the Global Food System. Conference organized by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston. April 11, 2006. Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. BIOMASS for Energy: Enhancing the Synergism Between Energy and Agricultural Policies. Energy Consumption: Transatlantic Concerns and Alternatives for the Future: Roundtable on Energy and Environment, The European Institute, Washington, D.C., October 27, 2004. Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Commodity and Energy Policies under Globalization, Invited presentation, Agricultural Competitiveness and Change under Globalization, Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies (North Dakota State University) and the Freeman Center for International Economic Policy (University of Minnesota), October 11-12, 2004, Fargo, North Dakota. Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. and Chad Hellwinckel. The Economic Competitiveness and Impacts in the Agricultural Sector of Switchgrass as a Bioenergy Dedicated Crop. Invited presentation, AAIC/NUC Joint Annual Meeting: Industrial Crops & Uses to Diversify Agriculture, September 19-22, 2004, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presenter

International Venues and Conferences

De La Torre Ugarte, D. G.  2011.  Incorporating Stochastic Events in a Multi-regional Agricultural Sector Model.  Presented at the Cluster Economics Seminar, September 8, 2011. Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

De La Torre Ugarte, D. G.  2011.  An Stochastic Method to Analyze Climate Events Through a Dynamic Multi-Regional Agricultural Sector Model.  Presented at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), October 11, 2011, The Hague, The Netherlands.
De La Torre Ugarte, D. G.  2011.  Enhancing UNCTAD’s Message to RIO+20.  Presented at the Ad Hoc expert Meeting on The Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications, November 8-10, 2011. Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

De La Torre Ugarte, D. G.  2011.  Past and Current Policy Responses to Agricultural Price Volatility: Some Lessons From the U.S. Experience.  Presented at the European Seminar on Agricultural Market Volatility, June 21 2011, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.

De La Torre Ugarte, D. G., and C. M. Hellwinckel.  2011.  The Role of Biofuels in the Transformation of Agriculture.  Presented at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), October 11, 2011, The Hague, The Netherlands.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Implicaciones Sobre el Comercio y el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Economía Verde. Comision Economica para America Latina. Reunión de Expertos Designados por los Gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe Preparatoria de Río+20: Economía Verde en el Contexto del Desarrollo Sostenible y de la Erradicación de la Pobreza y Marco Institucional para el Desarrollo Sostenible, Santiago, Chile. December 15-16, 2010

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. How could the U.S. and the Ag North respond to the ongoing Global Agricultural Challenges? Food Security and Agricultural Strategies: What Room for Multilateral Governance? Madariga Foundation, Committee of the Regions, Room JDE 52, Brussels, Belgium, November 17 2010.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Trade: From The Driver to the Co-Pilot Of Economic Growth. Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications, 7-8 October 2010, Room XXVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. and Sophia Murphy. Food Reserves and the WTO. World Trade Organization Public Forum: The Forces Shaping World Trade, Geneva, Switzerland, September 15–17, 2010.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. How to Set the Foundations for the Transformation of Agriculture. EcoFair Trade Conference: The new role of agricultural trade within the conflict area of the climate-, food- and economic crises. Beletage, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin, Germany, January 12, 2010.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Nuevos Desafios: El Efecto De La Bajada De Los Precios De Petróleo Sobre La Viabilidad Del Sector De Biocombustibles, Taller en la Región Andina , Biocombustibles Sostenibles, Bogota, Colombia, 17 y 18 de Febrero del 2009

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., The Global Food Crisis: How to Overcome it and Set the Foundations for the Transformation of Agriculture, Presented at the International Conference and Roundtable The Global Food Crisis, one year on. How to achieve food security for all? Goethe Institute, Masarykovo Nabrezi 32, Prague 110 00 March 4th, 2009

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Policy choices and the right to food in the context of the global food crisis, Interactive Thematic Dialogue of the U.N. General Assembly on The Global Food Crisis and the Right to Food, Organized by the Office of the Secretary of the U.N. General Assembly, Trusteeship Council Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York, 6 April 2009

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., The End of a Long Downward Trend? Analysis of the basic elements influencing the evolution of the prices of staple products in the long term, Presented at the International Agriculture Seminar: The Need to Regulate Agricultural Markets Analysis and Proposals in Views of the Recent Food Price Crisis Maison Notre-Dame du Chant d’Oiseau Brussels, 4-5 May 2009

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Política Agrícola de los Estados Unidos: Entre el Mito y la Realidad, Ponencia presentada en el 2do Foro Internacional del Maíz, “El Futuro se Siembra Ahora” Culiacán, Sinaloa, Septiembre 9, 2009

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., “Slow Trade - Sound Farming: A Multilateral Framework For Sustainable Markets In Agriculture.” Presented at the Food Sovereignty vs. Free Trade Workshop, Heinreich Boell Foundation, Crowne Plaza, Beirut, Lebanon, December 5-6, 2008.

De La Torre Ugarte Daniel G. and Sophia Murphy, “The Global Food Crisis: Creating an Opportunity for Fairer and More Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems Worldwide.” Presented at the Forum The Global Food Crisis: Time for a Fresh Look at Sustainable Agriculture Policy Alternatives, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Thursday, Washington, DC, October 9, 2008

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., “Food Security, Environmental Sustainability and Bio-fuels: Global Challenges and Opportunities.” Presented at the Regional FAO/NGOs - CSOs Consultation for Europe Agricultural Policy Response and Adjustment of Agriculture and Food Systems to Increasing Food Prices and Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Rural Areas, Innsbruck, Austria, 23-24 June 2008.

De La Tore Ugarte, Daniel G., “Opportunities and Challenges for Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries.” Presented at the International Consultation on Pro-Poor Jatropha Development, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Casa San Bernardo, Rome, Italy, April 10-11, 2008.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Burton C. English, Kim Jensen. Expanding the Role of Biofuels in America’s Energy Portfolio: Implications for Food Security in Developing Countries. Workshop on Economics, Policies and Science of Bioenergy International Consortium of Agricultural Biotechnology Research Ravello, Italy July 26, 2007. Presenter, Invited

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Slow Trade - Sound Farming: Role of Supply Management in an International Framework. 12th World Congress Association of Social Economics June 8-10, 2007 Amsterdam, Netherlands. Presenter, Refereed
De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Role of Supply Management in an International Framework. Ecofair Trade Dialogue, April 24, 2007 Berlin, Germany.

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Presentation at the Congressional Briefing, Biofuels and Tortillas: A US-Mexican Tale of Chances and Challenges, organized by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Washington DC March 16, 2007

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Opportunities and Challenges of Biofuels for Agriculture and Food Security of Developing Countries. Presented at U.S. Farm Bill and the EU Common Agriculture Policy at Crossroads - A Global Dialogue on U.S., Canadian and EU Agriculture Policies Washington, DC - May 14-15, 2007. Organizer and Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G.  Oportunidades y Retos de la Expansión de Bio-combustibles para el Sector Agrícola y la Seguridad Alimentaria de Guatemala. Taller sobre Biocombustibles, UNCTAD, Sheraton Hotel, Guatemala City, March 30, 2007. Organizer and Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Keynote Speech. Conference on Sustainable Criteria for Bioenergy. Organized by the United Nations Foundation and the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development. Bonn, Germany, October 12-13, 2006. Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel. The Contributions and Challenges of Supply Management in a new Institutional Agricultural Trade Framework. WTO Public Forum 2006: What WTO for the XXIst Century. Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September, 2006. Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel. Supply Management as Core of a Multilateral Framework for Agricultural Trade. The Role of Subsidies as a Means to Promote Sustainable Development. Workshop organized by World Wild Fund, and the Getulio Vargas Foundation, School of Law, Sao Paulo, Brazil, June12-14, 2006. Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. National Perspectives on Biofules: a Ministerial Dialogue. Assessing the Biofuels Option, Workshop organized by the International Energy Agency, the United Nations Foundation, and the Government of Brazil, Paris, France, June 20-21, 2005. Moderator

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Revisiting Supply Management Mechanisms. Discussant, Strategic Dialogue on Commodities, Trade, Poverty and Sustainable Development, organized by the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development Barcelona, Spain, June 13-15, 2005. Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G. Bio-energía: Oportunidades Para Países en Desarrollo. Expert Meeting on New and Dynamic Sectors, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, Switzerland, February 8, 2005. Presenter

De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G.  The Potential of Trade Liberalization in Agriculture to Benefit Peasants and Countries in the South. Dakar Agricole, Plenary Session, Dakar, Senegal, February 4-5, 2005. Presenter

Daniel De La Torre Ugarte

Agricultural Policy and Analysis Center

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

The University of Tennessee

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