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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

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
2018
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
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
2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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

2012

The Driving Forces and Economic Impact of Co-operative Membership: Empirical Evidence from the Mexican Coffee Sector

Rodriguez Padron, B., Ruben, R. & Burger, C. P. J., 2012, In : Journal of Co-operative Studies. 45, 3, p. 17-31

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Coffee
Empirical evidence
Economic impact
Driving force
Mexico
2011
11 Citations (Scopus)

How do trust and property security influence household contributions to public goods?: The case of the sloping land conversion program in China

Tu, Q., Mol, A. P. J., Zhang, L. & Ruben, R., 2011, In : China Economic Review. 22, 4, p. 499-511

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Household
China
Kinship
Property rights
Farmers
2010
15 Citations (Scopus)

From Participation to Adoption: Comparing the effectiveness of soil conservation programs in the Peruvian Andes

Posthumus, H., Gardebroek, C. & Ruben, R., 2010, In : Land Economics. 86, 4, p. 645-667

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

soil conservation
top-down approach
participatory approach
developing world
participation
38 Citations (Scopus)

Land rental market, off-farm employment and agricultural production in Southeast China

Feng, S., Heerink, N., Ruben, R. & Qu, F., 2010, In : China Economic Review. 21, 4, p. 598-606

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Off-farm employment
Rental market
Agricultural production
China
Manure
2009
12 Citations (Scopus)

Managing quality heterogeneity in the mango supply chain: evidence from Costa Rica

Zuniga Arias, G., Ruben, R. & van Boekel, T., 2009, In : Trends in Food Science and Technology. 20, 3-4, p. 168-179

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mangifera
Costa Rica
supply chain
mangoes
Economics
2008
4 Citations (Scopus)

Business incomes in rural Nicaragua: the role of household resources, location, experience and trust

D'Haese, M. F. C., de Ruijter de Wildt, M. J. M. & Ruben, R., 2008, In : Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. 20, 4, p. 345-366

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Household
Resources
Income
Nicaragua
Institutional trust
116 Citations (Scopus)

Competing Claims on Natural Resources: What Role for Science?

Giller, K. E., Leeuwis, C., Andersson, J. A., Andriesse, W., Brouwer, A., Frost, P. G. H., Hebinck, P. G. M., Heitkönig, I. M. A., van Ittersum, M. K., Koning, N. B. J., Ruben, R., Slingerland, M. A., Udo, H. M. J., Veldkamp, A., van de Vijver, C. A. D. M., van Wijk, M. T. & Windmeijer, P. N., 2008, In : Ecology and Society. 13, 2, 34.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

stakeholder
natural resource
negotiation process
resource use
science
1 Citation (Scopus)

Economic incentives for improving mango quality in Costa Rica

Zuniga Arias, G., Ruben, R., Verkerk, R. & van Boekel, T., 2008, In : International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management. 25, 4, p. 400-422

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mango
Economic incentives
Costa Rica
Farm households
Quality attributes
5 Citations (Scopus)

Examining disadoption of gum arabic production in Sudan

Rahim, A., Ruben, R. & van Ierland, E. C., 2008, In : Agroforestry Systems. 73, 2, p. 115-126

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

gum arabic
Sudan
shifting cultivation
crop
crops
3 Citations (Scopus)

Low-cost Economic and Environmental Performance Assessment of Farm Households Systems: Application to Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems in the Ethiopian Highlands

Rufino, M. C., Verhagen, A., Hengsdijk, H., Langeveld, J. W. A., Ruben, R., Dixon, J. M. & Giller, K. E., 2008, In : Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 32, 4, p. 565-595

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

economic performance
performance assessment
Farms
Crops
livestock
2007
6 Citations (Scopus)

Bargaining power and revenue distribution in the Costa Rican mango supply chain

Zúñiga-Arias, G., Meijer, S. A., Ruben, R. & Hofstede, G. J., 2007, In : Journal on Chain and Network Science. 7, 2, p. 143-160

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Supply chains
Risk perception
Defects
Revenue
Supply chain
6 Citations (Scopus)

Governance for quality management in tropical food chains

van Tilburg, A., Trienekens, J. H., Ruben, R. & van Boekel, M. A. J. S., 2007, In : Journal on Chain and Network Science. 7, 1, p. 1-9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Quality management
Supply chains
Food technology
Food supply
Vegetables

Poverty targeting, resource degradation and heterogeneous endowments - A micro-simulation analysis of a less-favored Ethiopian village

Kuiper, M. & Ruben, R., 2007, In : Agricultural Economics. 37, p. 151-158

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

poverty
villages
households
degradation
assets
51 Citations (Scopus)

Vegetables procurement by Asian supermarkets: a transaction cost approach

Ruben, R., Boselie, D. M. & Lu Hualiang, 2007, In : Supply Chain Management : an International Journal. 12, 1, p. 60-68

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Asia
Procurement
Vegetables
Suppliers
Transaction costs
2006
12 Citations (Scopus)

Diversity and development domains in the Ethiopian highlands

Kruseman, G., Ruben, R. & Tesfay, G., 2006, In : Agricultural Systems. 88, 1, p. 75-91

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

highlands
market access
livelihood
Ethiopia
cropping systems

Farming systems in less-favoured areas: strategies for sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation

Ruben, R., 2006, In : Annals of Arid Zone. 44, 3 & 4, p. 337-363

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Searching development strategies for less-favoured areas

Ruben, R., Kuiper, M. H. & Pender, J., 2006, In : NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences. 53, 3-4, p. 319-342 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
development strategy
households
resource management
Research
resources
15 Citations (Scopus)

Small-scale irrigation and income distribution in Ethiopia

van den Berg, M. M. & Ruben, R., 2006, In : Journal of Development Studies. 42, 5, p. 868-880

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

income distribution
Ethiopia
irrigation
expenditure
expenditures
10 Citations (Scopus)

Strategies for sustainable intensification in East African highlands: labor use and input efficiency

Ruben, R., Kruseman, G. & Kuyvenhoven, A., 2006, In : Agricultural Economics. 34, 2, p. 167-181

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

labor
highlands
poverty
bioeconomics
opportunity costs
2005

Goederenovereenkomsten of brede plattelandsontwikkeling? : debat over steun aan de landbouw in ontwikkelingslanden

Burger, C. P. J. & Ruben, R., 2005, In : Spil. 209-210, 1, p. 29-31

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

2004
6 Citations (Scopus)

Export contracts for non-traditional products: Chayote from Costa Rica

Saénz, F. & Ruben, R., 2004, In : Journal on Chain and Network Science. 4, 2, p. 139-150

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Packers
Crops
Sales
Personnel
Soils
81 Citations (Scopus)

Rural Diversity and heterogeneity in less-favoured areas: the quest for policy targeting

Ruben, R. & Pender, J., 2004, In : Food Policy. 29, 4, p. 303-320

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Social Planning
Conservation of Natural Resources
Poverty
poverty
targeting
2003
1 Citation (Scopus)

Labour, leisure and household income in rural settlements: an empirical assessment in the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica

Ruben, R. & de Ruiter, A., 2003, In : Leisure Studies. 21, 3/4, p. 201-220

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Costa Rica
household income
rural community
labor
farm
12 Citations (Scopus)

Land markets, risk and distress sales in Nicaragua: the impact of income shocks on rural differentiation.

Ruben, R. & Masset, E., 2003, In : Journal of Agrarian Change. 3, 4, p. 481-499

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

land market
Nicaragua
sales
income
market
2002

Derde wereld behoeft intensieve landbouw

Ruben, R., 2002, In : NRC handelsblad. 2002, 27 aug., p. 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Financiamiento rural como seguro : el papel del credito para el manejo de riesgos

Ruben, R. & Moll, H. A. J., 2002, In : Encuentro. 34, 60, p. 66-77

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

2000
1 Citation (Scopus)

Exploring segmentation in rural financial markets : an application in El Salvador

Moll, H. A. J., Ruben, R., Mol, E. W. G. & Sanders, A. A., 2000, In : Savings and Development. 1, p. 33-53

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review