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Ernesto Mendez

 

Peer Reviewed Articles in Scientific and Technical Journals

Méndez, V.E., S.R. Gliessman, and G.S. Gilbert (2006) Tree biodiversity in farmer cooperatives of a shade coffee landscape in western El Salvador. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment: in press.

Méndez, V.E. & C. Bacon (2005) Medios de vida y conservación de la biodiversidad arbórea: las experiencias de las cooperativas cafetaleras en El Salvador y Nicaragua (Livelihoods and conservation of tree biodiversity: experiences in coffee cooperatives of El Salvador and Nicaragua). LEISA Revista de Agroecología (Peru) 20(4): 27-30. download pdf

Méndez, V. E. (2004) Medios de vida y conservación de biodiversidad arbórea en cooperativas cafetaleras del municipio de Tacuba, El Salvador (Livelihoods and tree biodiversity conservation in coffee cooperatives of the municipality of Tacuba, El Salvador). Agroforestería en las Américas (Costa Rica):in press/en prensa.

Gliessman, S. R., C. Bacon, R. Cohen, C. Guadarrama-Zugasti, L. Trujillo & V. E. Méndez (2004) Qu'est-ce que l'agroecologie?(What is agroecology?)  l' Ecologiste (French edition of the Ecologist) 5 (3):27-29.

Méndez, V.E. y S.R. Gliessman (2002) Un enfoque interdisciplinario para la investigación en agroecología y desarrollo rural en el trópico Latinoamericano (An interdisciplinary approach for research in agroecology and rural development in the Latin American tropics). Manejo Integrado de Plagas y Agroecología (Costa Rica) 64: 5-16. download pdf

Méndez V.E., R. Lok & E. Somarriba (2001) Interdisciplinary analysis of homegardens in Nicaragua: micro-zonation, plant use and socioeconomic importance. Agroforestry Systems 51(2): 85-96.

Méndez, E., G. Calvo & M. Ortiz (1999) Caracterización de la comunidad Ngöbe de Valle de Risco, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Characterization of the Ngöbe community of Valle de Risco, Bocas del Toro, Panamá). Revista Forestal Centroamericana (Costa Rica) 28: 32-36.

Calvo, G., V.E. Méndez & M. Ortiz (1999) El proceso agroforestal participativo en Valle de Risco, Bocas del Toro (The participatory agroforestry process in Valle de Risco, Bocas del Toro). Agroforestería en las Américas (Costa Rica) 6(21): 17-19.

Méndez V.E., R. Lok & E. Somarriba (1996) Análisis agroecológico de huertos caseros en Nicaragua (Agroecological analysis of homegardens in Nicaragua). Agroforestería en las Américas (Costa Rica) 10: 36-40.

Shelton M.D., V.R. Walters, D. Brandl & V.E. Méndez (1996) Refrigerated controlled atmosphere storage during marine shipment on insect mortality and cut flower vase life. HortTechnology (U.S.A.) 6(3): 247-250.

 

Books

Bacon, C.M., V. E. Méndez, S.R. Gliessman, D. Goodman & J. A. Fox  (eds.) (forthcoming) Confronting the coffee crisis: sustaining livelihoods and ecosystems in Mexico and Central America. Food, Energy and Environment Series. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

Chapters in Edited Books

Méndez, V. E. (forthcoming) Farmer livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in a coffee landscape of El Salvador. In C.M. Bacon, V. E. Méndez, S.R. Gliessman, D. Goodman & J. A. Fox (eds.) Confronting the coffee crisis: sustaining livelihoods and ecosystems in Mexico and Central America. Food, Energy and Environment Series. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Bacon, C.M., V.E. Méndez & J.A. Fox (forthcoming) Conclusions. In C.M. Bacon, V. E. Méndez, S.R. Gliessman, D. Goodman & J. A. Fox (eds.) Confronting the coffee crisis: sustaining livelihoods and ecosystems in Mexico and Central America. Food, Energy and Environment Series. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Méndez V.E. (2000) An assessment of tropical homegardens as examples of local sustainable agroforestry systems. pp 51-66. In S.R. Gliessman (ed.) Agroecosystem sustainability: developing practical strategies. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, USA.

Lok, R. & V.E. Méndez (1998) El uso del ordenamiento local del espacio para una clasificación de huertos en Nicaragua (The use of local spatial organization for the classification of homegardens in Nicaragua). Pp 129-149.In R. Lok (ed) Huertos caseros tradicionales de América Central: características, beneficios e importancia desde un enfoque multidisciplinario. CATIE: Turrialba, Costa Rica.

 

Research Reports and Manuals

Méndez, V. E., C. Bacon, S. Petchers, D. Herrador, C. Carranza, L. Trujillo, C. Guadarrama-Zugasti, A. Cordón & A. Mendoza (2005) Sustainable coffee from the bottom-up: impacts of certification initiatives on small-scale farmer and estate worker households and communities in Central America and Mexico. Research Report. Oxfam America: Boston, MA.

Gómez, I. & V. E. Méndez (2005) Asociación de comunidades forestales de Petén, Guatemala: contexto, logros y desafíos (Association of forestry communities of Petén, Guatemala: contexts, accomplishments & challenges)  PRISMA: San Salvador, El Salvador.

Bacon, C., V.E. Méndez & M. Brown (2005) Participatory action-research and support for community development and conservation:  Examples from shade coffee landscapes of El Salvador and Nicaragua.  Center Research Brief # 6. Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems.  University of California: Santa Cruz, CA, USA. Available online: http://repositories.cdlib.org/casfs/rb/brief_no6/

Cuéllar, N., V. E. Méndez, S. Larios & L. Dimas (2003) Tendencias y perspectivas del sector forestal en El Salvador del siglo XX (Tendencies and perspectives of the forestry sector in El Salvador for the 21st century). FAO/MAG: San Salvador, El Salvador.

Méndez, V. E. (2002) Fair trade networks in two coffee cooperatives of western El Salvador:  an analysis of insertion through a second level organization.  Case Study for the Project on "Poverty Alleviation Through Participation in Fair Trade Networks". Colorado State University/Ford Foundation: Ft. Collins, CO, USA. Available on-line: http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Sociology/FairTradeResearchGroup/.

Méndez, V. E., D. Herrador, L. Dimas, M. Escalante, O. Diaz & M. Garcia (2002) Café con sombra y pago por servicios ambientales:  riesgos y oportunidades para impulsar mecanismos con pequeños agricultores de El Salvador (Shade coffee and payment for environmental services:  risks and opportunities to foster mechanisms with small-scale farmers in El Salvador). Estudio de Caso para El Proyecto “Pago por Servicios Ambientales en las Américas” PRISMA/Fundacion FORD: San Salvador, El Salvador.

Herrador, D., L. A. Dimas &  V. E. Méndez (2002) Pago por servicios ambientales en El Salvador: oportunidades y riesgos para pequeños agricultores y comunidades rurales(Payment for environmental services in El Salvador: opportunities and risks for small-scale farmers and rural communities). PRISMA: San Salvador, El Salvador.

Méndez V. E., J. Beer, J. Faustino & A. Otarola (2000) Plantación de árboles en línea (Line tree planting).  Módulo de Enseñanza Agroforestal 1.  2ª Edición.Serie Materiales de Enseñanza 39. CATIE: Turrialba, Costa Rica. 134 p.

Méndez V. E., J. Beer & J. Faustino (1998) Plantación de árboles en línea (Line tree planting). Módulo de Enseñanza Agroforestal 1.  Serie Materiales de Enseñanza 39. 1ª Edición.  CATIE: Turrialba, Costa Rica. 117 p.

Méndez, V. E. (1999) Metodologías de diagnóstico rápido, con énfasis en sistemas agroforestales (Methodologies for rapid appraisals, with an emphasis on agroforestry systems).  Proyecto Agroforestal CATIE/GTZ: Turrialba, Costa Rica.

 

Conference Proceedings

Rosa, H., S. Kandel, L. Dimas & V. E. Mendez (2003) Payments for environmental services and rural communities: Lessons from the Americas. Conference Paper No. 14. International Conference on Natural Assets. 8-11 January. Tagaytay City: The Phillipines. Available on-line: http://www.peri.umass.edu/Publication.236+M5ac9e1284d3.0.html

Méndez, V. E. (2002) Sombra, medios de vida rural y conservación en pequeñas fincas y cooperatives cafetaleras del occidente de El Salvador (Shade, rural livelihoods and conservation in small coffee farms and cooperatives of western El Salvador). pp. 63-69. In A. Monro & M. C. Peña-Chamorro (eds.) Actas del Simposio sobre Café y Biodiversidad/Revista Protección Vegetal 12(2). The Natural History Museum (London)/Universidad de El Salvador: San Salvador, El Salvador.

Méndez, V. E., R. Lok & E. Somarriba (1999) Interdisciplinary analysis of homegardens: a case study from Nicaragua. Pp. 260-263. In F. Jimenez & J. Beer (eds.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on Multi-strata Agroforestry Systems with Perennial Crops. CATIE: Turrialba, Costa Rica.

Méndez, E. & R. Lok (1997) Análisis agroecológico de huertos caseros tradicionales en Nicaragua (Agroecological analysis of traditional homegardens in Nicaragua). CATIE (ed.) Actas de la III Semana Científica, CATIE. 3-5 Feb. pp. 240-244. CATIE: Turrialba, Costa Rica.

 

Book Reviews

Gliessman, S. R. (2002) Agroecología: procesos ecológicos en la agricultura sostenible (Agroecology: ecological processes in sustainable agriculture). CATIE: Turrialba, Costa Rica. 359 p. Reviewed in Manejo Integrado de Plagas y Agroecologia (Costa Rica) (2002) No. 65: 130.

Monro, A., D. Alexander, J. Reyes, M. Renderos & N. Ventura (2001) Arboles de los cafetales de El Salvador (Trees of the coffee plantations of El Salvador). The Natural History Museum/MARN/PROCAFE/UES/Jardin Botanico La Laguna: San Salvador, El Salvador. Reviewed in Plant Cuttings On-line (2002) Issue No. 8. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/departments/botany/news-events/newsletter/archive/issue8/publications/index.html

SNV-Netherlands Development Organization and AID Environment (1999) SEAN Toolbook. Contains booklet with theoretical background to Strategic Environmental Analysis (SEAN); Case study; Process cards*SEAN graphs. SNV: The Hague, the Netherlands. Reviewed in Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor (2001) 9 (3): 35-36.

O'Donoghue, R., L. Masuku, E. J. van Rensburg & M. Ward (eds.) (1999) Indigenous knowledge in/as environmental education process. EEASA Monograph No. 3. EEASA/SADC: Howick, South Africa. Reviewed in Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor (1999) 8 (3): 36.