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Research Output 1993 2019

2019

Disentangling Poor Smallhold: er Farmers’ Risk Preferences and Time Horizons: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia

Alemayehu, M., Beuving, J. & Ruben, R., Jul 2019, In : European Journal of Development Research. 31, 3, p. 558-580

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Ethiopia
farmer
experiment
poverty
evidence

Food system innovations for healthier diets in low and middle-income countries

de Brauw, A., van den Berg, M. M., Brouwer, I. A., Snoek, H. M., Vignola, R., Melesse, M. B., Lochetti, G., van Wagenberg, C. P. A., Lundy, M., Maître d'Hôtel, E. & Ruben, R., Mar 2019, CGIAR, 39 p.

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

Open Access
healthy diet
income
malnutrition
diet
nutritive value

Gender Segregation and Income Differences in Nicaragua

Herrera, C., Dijkstra, G. & Ruben, R., 2019, In : Feminist Economics. 25, 3, p. 144-170 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

difference in income
Nicaragua
segregation
gender
income

Repairing food systems failures: Policies, Innovations & Partnerships

Ruben, R., 31 Jan 2019

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/siteProfessional

Open Access
2018

Análisis Integral de la cadena de valor del café en Honduras: Informe final

Ruben, R., Sfez, P., Pensioen, T. & Meneses, N., Mar 2018, Wageningen: Wageningen University & Research. 152 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Coffee value chain analysis in the southern highlands of Tanzania: Final report

Ruben, R., Allen, C., Boureima, F., Gongwe Mhando, D. & Dijkxhoorn, Y., Sep 2018, Wageningen: Wageningen University & Research. 155 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Rural Finance to Support Climate Change Adaptation: Experiences, Lessons and Policy Perspectives

Ruben, R., Wattel, C. & Van Asseldonk, M., 28 Nov 2018, The Climate-Smart Agriculture Papers: Investigating the Business of a Productive, Resilient and Low Emission Future. Rosenstock, T. S., Nowak, A. & Girvetz, E. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, p. 301-313

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
rural finance
climate
farming system
finance
alternative agriculture
1 Citation (Scopus)

The challenge of food systems research: What difference does it make?

Ruben, R., Verhagen, J. & Plaisier, C., 31 Dec 2018, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 11, 1, 171.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
systems research
food
nutrition
Nutrition
innovation

The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food

van Berkum, S., Dengerink, J. & Ruben, R., Jun 2018, The Hague: Wageningen Economic Research. 29 p. (Wageningen Economic Research memorandum; no. 2018-064)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access
food security
food
climate change
food processing
malnutrition
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Long Shadow of Faith-based Social Networks on Agricultural Performance: Evidence from Ethiopian Apple Growers

Alemu, S. H., van Kempen, L. & Ruben, R., Apr 2018, In : European Journal of Development Research. 30, 2, p. 297-319

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
agricultural performance
social network
faith
producer
education and training
4 Citations (Scopus)

The Multidimensional Nature of Women's Empowerment: Beyond the Economic Approach

Bayissa, F. W., Smits, J. & Ruben, R., May 2018, In : Journal of International Development. 30, 4, p. 661-690

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

economic approach
empowerment
economics
working woman
woman

Women Empowerment Through Self-Help Groups: The Bittersweet Fruits of Collective Apple Cultivation in Highland Ethiopia

Alemu, S. H., Van Kempen, L. & Ruben, R., 2018, In : Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 19, 3, p. 308-330

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
self-help group
self help
empowerment
Ethiopia
fruit
14 Citations (Scopus)

Disentangling agronomic and economic yield gaps: An integrated framework and application

van Dijk, M., Morley, T., Jongeneel, R., van Ittersum, M., Reidsma, P. & Ruben, R., 2017, In : Agricultural Systems. 154, p. 90-99

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
economics
farms
agronomists
economists
crop models
3 Citations (Scopus)
Ethiopia
asymmetry
income
highlands
apples
1 Citation (Scopus)

How African Households Shop: Evidence from Dairy Chains in Ethiopia

Bekele, A. D., Beuving, J. & Ruben, R., 2017, In : European Journal of Development Research. 29, 4, p. 806-826

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Ethiopia
reputation
evidence
supply
food
4 Citations (Scopus)

How do health information and sensory attributes influence consumer choice for dairy products? Evidence from a field experiment in Ethiopia

Bekele, A. D., Beuving, J. & Ruben, R., 2017, In : International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management. 34, 5, p. 667-683

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Dairy products
Consumer choice
Field experiment
Health information
Ethiopia
3 Citations (Scopus)

Impact assessment of commodity standards: Towards inclusive value chains

Ruben, R., 2017, In : Enterprise Development and Microfinance. 28, 1-2, p. 82-97

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

value chain
commodity
certification
smallholder
farmer
1 Citation (Scopus)

Knowledge systems and value chain integration: the case of linseed production in Ethiopia

Chagwiza, C., Muradian, R. & Ruben, R., 2017, In : Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. 23, 5, p. 443-459

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Flax
Ethiopia
Knowledge Bases
value chain
linseed

Post-harvest loss reduction: a value chain perspective on the role of post-harvest management in attaining economically and environmentally sustainable food chains

van Gogh, B., Boerrigter, H., Noordam, M., Ruben, R. & Timmermans, T., 2017, Wageningen: Wageningen Food & Biobased Research. 35 p. (Wageningen Food & Biobased Research report; no. 1751)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access
Food chain
Value chain
Post harvest
Economics
Food safety
1 Citation (Scopus)

Quality upgrading in ethiopian dairy value chains: dovetailing upstream and downstream perspectives

Ruben, R., Dekeba Bekele, A. & Megersa Lenjiso, B., 2017, In : Review of Social Economy. 75, 3, p. 296-317

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Upgrading
Dairy
Value chain
Incentives
Dairy products

Towards an inclusive and sustainable economy

van Meijl, H., Ruben, R. & Reinhard, S., 2017, Wageningen: Wageningen University & Research. 44 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access
Food systems
Resources
Economics
Anchoring
Healthcare
3 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding the Sustainability of Private Development Initiatives: What Kind of Difference Do They Make?

Kinsbergen, S., Schulpen, L. & Ruben, R., 2017, In : Forum for Development Studies. 44, 2, p. 223-248

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
sustainability
intervention strategy
typology
Kenya
Indonesia

Value chain laboratory : alternative evaluation method for assessing value chain dynamics

Dijkxhoorn, Y., Plaisier, C., van Wagenberg, C., Verwaart, T., Verstegen, J., Ruben, R. & Oldenhof, R., 2017, Wageningen: Wageningen Eonomic Research. 75 p. (Wageningen Eonomic Research report; no. 2017-031)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Water-food-energy nexus: A quick scan

Reinhard, S., Verhagen, J., Wolters, W. & Ruben, R., 2017, Wageningen: Wageningen Economic Research. 23 p. (Wageningen Economic Research menorandum; no. 2017-096)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access
2016
7 Citations (Scopus)

Constraining Is Enabling? Exploring the Influence of National Context on Civil Society Strength

Kamstra, J., Pelzer, B., Elbers, W. & Ruben, R., 2016, In : VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. p. 1023-1044 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

civil society
developing world
political stability
constitutional state
economic development
30 Citations (Scopus)

Cooperative membership and dairy performance among smallholders in Ethiopia

Chagwiza, C., Muradian, R. & Ruben, R., 2016, In : Food Policy. 59, p. 165-173

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Ethiopia
smallholder
cooperatives
dairies
milk production

Fairtrade certification in the banana hired labour sector

van Rijn, F. C., Judge, L. O., Fort, R., Koster, T., Waarts, Y. R. & Ruben, R., 2016, Wageningen: LEI Wageningen UR. 146 p. (LEI report; no. 2015-056)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

certification
labor
worker
empowerment
employment conditions
1 Citation (Scopus)

Food choices in Ethiopia: Does nutritional information matter?

Bekele, A. D., Beuving, J. & Ruben, R., 2016, In : International Journal of Consumer Studies. 40, 6, p. 625-634

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Ethiopia
Milk
Food
Nutritive Value
Fats

Smallholder Milk Market Participation and Intra-household Time Allocation in Ethiopia

Megersa Lenjiso, B., Smits, J. & Ruben, R., 2016, In : European Journal of Development Research. 28, 5, p. 808-825

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

time allocation
smallholder
Ethiopia
milk
market

Social capital and agricultural cooperatives: experimental evidence from Ethiopia

Groot Kormelinck, A., Plaisier, C., Muradian, R. & Ruben, R., 2016, Cooperatives, Economic Democratization and Rural Development. Bijman, J., Muradian, R. & Schuurman, J. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

38 Citations (Scopus)

The Ambivalent Impact of Coffee Certification on Farmers' Welfare: A Matched Panel Approach for Cooperatives in Central Kenya

van Rijsbergen, B., Elbers, W., Ruben, R. & Njuguna, S. N., 1 Jan 2016, In : World Development. 77, p. 277-292 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

coffee
certification
Kenya
farm
farmer

The influence of household farming systems on dietary diversity and caloric intake: the case of Uganda

Linderhof, V. G. M., Powell, J. P., Vignes, R. & Ruben, R., 2016. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Uganda
households
energy intake
farming systems
food purchasing
5 Citations (Scopus)

Transforming Gender Relations through the Market: Smallholder Milk Market Participation and Women`s Intra-household Bargaining Power in Ethiopia

Lenjiso, B. M., Smits, J. & Ruben, R., 2016, In : Journal of Development Studies. 52, 7, p. 1002-1018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

gender relations
bargaining power
bargaining
smallholder
Ethiopia
2015
3 Citations (Scopus)

Coffee certification in East Africa: Impact on farms, families and cooperatives

Ruben, R. & Hoebink, P., 2015, Wageningen Academic Publishers. 264 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademicpeer-review

East Africa
certification
farm
bargaining power
interview

Evaluating Value Chain Development Programs: Assessing Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity Effects of Contract Choice

Ruben, R., 2015, Poverty, Inequality, and Evaluation: Changing Perspectives. Rist, R. C., Martin, F. P. & Fernandez, A. M. (eds.). World Bank, p. 39-55

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Equity
Value chain
Contract choice
Transaction costs
Guarantee
11 Citations (Scopus)

Gender Systems and Women’s Labor Force Participation in the Salmon Industry in Chiloé, Chile

Ramirez, E. & Ruben, R., 2015, In : World Development. 73, p. 96-104

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
labor force participation
Chile
gender
industry
labor policy

How does the fruit and vegetable sector contribute to food and nutrition security?

Joosten, F. J., Dijkxhoorn, Y., Sertse, Y. & Ruben, R., 2015, Wageningen: LEI Wageningen UR. 57 p. (Nota / LEI; no. 2015-076)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Fruits and vegetables
Food
Nutrition
Business knowledge
Gender equity
1 Citation (Scopus)

Impact of multiple certification on smallholder coffee farmers’ livelihoods: evidence from southern Ethiopia

Woubie, A. A., Muradian, R. & Ruben, R., 2015, Coffee certification in East Africa: impact on farms, families and cooperatives. Ruben, R. & Hoebink, P. (eds.). Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 127-148

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

smallholder
coffee
certification
livelihood
production system

Introduction: Coffee certification in East Africa – searching for impact

Ruben, R. & Hoebink, P., 2015, Coffee certification in East Africa: impact on farms, families and cooperatives. Ruben, R. & Hoebink, P. (eds.). Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 23-52

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

certification
Eastern Africa
stakeholders
markets
1 Citation (Scopus)

Maintaining sustainable livelihoods: effects of Utz certification on market access, risk reduction and livelihood strategies of Kenyan coffee farmers

Ruben, R. & Schoonhoven-Speijer, M., 2015, Coffee certification in East Africa: impact on farms, families and cooperatives. Ruben, R. & Hoebink, P. (eds.). Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 149-174

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Livelihood strategies
Coffee
Agriculture
Sustainable livelihoods
Market access

Ruerd Ruben terug in Wageningen: 'voedselzekerheid gaat niet alleen om productie'

Ruben, R., 2015, In : Resource: weekblad voor Wageningen UR. 9, 20, p. 8-8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Transforming dairy production and marketing: An essential step in ensuring food and nutritional security among smallholder farmers in rural Ethiopia

Megersa Lenjiso, B., Smits, J. & Ruben, R., 2015, 2015 IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference, IHTC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 7238041

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Dairies
Ethiopia
Marketing
farmer
marketing

Voeding blog

Dagevos, H., Doets, E. L., de Groot, C. P. G. M., Kremer, S., van de Rest, O., Ruben, R., Tieland, C. A. B. & Zondervan, C., 2015

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/sitePopular

2014

Towards solving the food puzzle

Achterbosch, T. J., van Dorp, M., van Driel, W. F., Groot, J. J., van der Lee, J., Verhagen, K. & Ruben, R., 2014, The food puzzle : pathways to securing food for all. Achterbosch, T. J., van Dorp, M., van Driel, W. F., Groot, J. J., van der Lee, J., Verhagen, A. & Bezlepkina, I. (eds.). Wageningen: Wageningen UR, p. 71-74

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

2013

Coordination mechanisms for quality improvement and market access in Ethiopian potato value chains

Abebe, G. K., 2013, S.l.: s.n.. 220 p.

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WUAcademic

Coordination mechanism
Smallholders
Market access
Potato
Value chain