Seed Grant Story: Building a New International Research Program to Understand the Forest-Poverty Link in Rural Mexico

Ed Taylor with students in field

Ed Taylor is the director of Rural Economics of the Americas and Pacific Rim (REAP) and a professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis. His 2007-08 Global Affairs Seed Grant proposal aimed to create a new institutional relationship between UC Davis and the University of Guanajuato to tap our university’s expertise in resource economics and to create a partnership for joint research on forest conservation and rural poverty in Mexico.

"The seed grant not only provided critical funding but also leverage to secure new funds, by demonstrating a UC Davis commitment to this project," Taylor said.