The UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program assesses impacts to Florida agriculture following extreme weather events. The preliminary report for Hurricane Idalia is newly released.
The report estimates a credible range of losses ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Idalia made landfall the morning of Aug. 30 near Keaton Beach, Florida, but the Category 3 storm’s northeastern route brought rain and high winds to coastal regions along the western peninsula and inland agricultural ... READ MORE
The last several years have been unpredictable for the cruise industry as its services became interrupted by the pandemic, and they were often the subject of negative media coverage due to COVID-19 breakouts, no sail orders, ... READ MORE
As part of a multi-year program with researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dr. Patrick Ward, associate professor of Food and Resource Economics at UF, and his collaborators are looking at ways to increase ... READ MORE
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), approximately one-third of all food produced worldwide goes to waste every year.
Study used a choice experiment to determine what consumers would ... READ MORE
With its temperate and humid climates, South Florida is the perfect place to grow many tropical fruits that are adapted to these warm climates and cannot be grown elsewhere in the United States.
As the demand for such products increases, ... READ MORE
A stone fruit grown from the tropical tree Mangifera Indica, mangoes are known for their delicious taste and nutritious value, both of which have contributed to their growing rise in popularity among U.S. Consumers.
“The ... READ MORE
As the official state fruit of Florida, the orange is also a major contributor to the state’s economy, along with other types of citrus. In a report from the Economic Impact Analysis Program, it was estimated that, based upon the latest available ... READ MORE
The rate of global sea-level rise has more than doubled in the past century, leaving low-level coastal areas like Miami-Dade County increasingly vulnerable to flooding.
A survey conducted in 2017 showed that most participants ... READ MORE
This year, Meat Week began on January 29 and runs until February 5. To celebrate, we are highlighting some recent research from the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department focused on understanding consumer perception of goat meat as a ... READ MORE