Dr. Jorge Sellare

Research themes
  • Food and nutrition
  • Markets and services
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
  • Innovation and science policy
Research countries
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay
  • Ivory Coast
Professional experience

04/2017 - 04/2020: Research Associate, Research Training Group: Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems (GlobalFood), University of Göttingen, Germany

05/2015 - 03/2017: Consultant, Mesoamerican Agroenvironmental Program, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Costa Rica

02/2015 - 05/2015: Consultant, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

03/2014 - 02/2015: Visiting Researcher, research group Linking Farmers to Markets, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia


Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics (University of Göttingen)

Master of Public Policy (University of Erfurt)

Bachelor of Social Sciences (University of São Paulo)


Agri-food systems and rural development

Funding institutions



Mac Clay, P., Börner, J. & Sellare, J..  2023.  Institutional and macroeconomic stability mediate the effect of auctions on renewable energy capacity.  Energy Policy, 180   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Rubio-Jovel, K., Sellare, J., Damm, Y. & Dietz, T..  2023.  SDGs trade-offs associated with voluntary sustainability standards: A case study from the coffee sector in Costa Rica.  Sustainable Development, . (Open Access)   Further Information
Sellare, J., Jäckering, L., Kahsay, G. & Meemken, E.-M..  2023.  Five stylized facts about producer organizations and rural development.  Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Sellare, J.  2022.  New insights on the use of the Fairtrade social premium and its implications for child education.  Journal of Rural Studies, 94   : 418-428   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Sellare, J., Börner, J., Brugger, F., Garrett, R., Günther, I., Meemken, E.-M., Pelli, E.M., Steinhübel, L. & Wuepper, D.  2022.  Six research priorities to support corporate due-diligence policies.  Nature, 606(7916)   : 861-863   . Further Information


Jäckering, L., Meemken, E.M., Sellare, J., & Qaim, M.  2021.  Promoting written employment contracts: evidence from a randomised awareness campaign.  European Review of Agricultural Economics, 48(4)   : 1007-1030   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Knößlsdorfer, I., Sellare, J., & Qaim, M.  2021.  Effects of Fairtrade on farm household food security and living standards: Insights from Côte d’Ivoire.  Global Food Security, 29   : 1-8   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Meemken, E.-M., Barrett, C. B., Michelson, H. C., Qaim, M., Reardon, T., & Sellare, J.  2021.  Sustainability standards in global agrifood supply chains.  Nature Food, 2   : 758–765   . Further Information


Sellare, J., E.-M. Meemken, & Qaim, M.  2020.  Fairtrade, Agrochemical Input Use, and Effects on Human Health and the Environment.  Ecological Economics, 176   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Sellare, J., Meemken, E.-M., Kouamé, C., & Qaim, M.  2020.  Do sustainability standards benefit smallholder farmers also when accounting for cooperative effects? Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 102(2)   : 681–695   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Meemken, E.-M., Sellare, J., Kouame, C. N., & Qaim, M.  2019.  Effects of Fairtrade on the livelihoods of poor rural workers.  Nature Sustainability, 2(7)   : 635-642   . Further Information


de Sousa, K., Casanoves, F., Sellare, J., Ospina, A., Suchini, J. G., Aguilar, A., & Mercado, L.  2018.  How climate awareness influences farmers’ adaptation decisions in Central America?.  Journal of Rural Studies, 64   : 11–19   . Further Information
Gutierrez-Montes, I., Arguedas, M., Ramirez-Aguero, F., Mercado, L., & Sellare, J.  2018.  Contributing to the construction of a framework for improved gender integration into climate-smart agriculture projects monitoring and evaluation: MAP-Norway experience.  Climatic Change, 158   : 93-106   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Mercado, L., Alpízar, F., Arguedas, M., Sellare, J., Imbach, P., Brenes, C., & Aguilar, A.  2017.  Rapid participatory appraisal for the design and evaluation of payment for ecosystem services: An introduction to an assessment guide.  In: Namirembe, S., Leimona, B., Minang, P. A., van Noordwijk, M. (eds.): Co-investment in ecosystem services: global lessons from payment and incentive schemes. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).   Further Information

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Jorge Sellare

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Economic and Technological Change


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