CURRICULUM VITAE

 

JIM BINGEN

 

Professor
Community, Food and Agriculture

 

323 Natural Resources Building
Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation & Resource Studies (CARRS)
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222
Tel. 517-353-1905
FAX 517-353-8994
Email bingen@msu.edu

 

 

 

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Teaching and Advising

Grants

Publications

International Development Advisory Activities

University Service

Community Involvement

Foreign Languages

Professional Associations

 

EDUCATION

1983    Ph.D., Political Science, University of California-Los Angeles

1975    (January-June) Non-degree, pre-dissertation research studies in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University

1967    M.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1966    B.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

TEACHING AND ADVISING [Top]

Current Courses

Community, Food and Agriculture: A Survey (ACR 891 – Fall)

Pesticides, People and Politics (ESA 444 - Fall)

Ecology, Culture and Politics of Food in France (Study Abroad – 1st Summer Session)

Pro-Seminar in Food and Agricultural Standards (SOC/ANR 890 – Fall)

MSU Organic Certificate Program. Organic Produce-Direct Marketing (Horticulture 256-Fall) & Wholesale Marketing (Horticulture 257-Fall).

 

Current Doctoral and Masters Students

PhD

Todd DeKryger

Lourdes Martinez

Taylor Reid

Stephanie White

 

Masters

Aaron Adler

Sarah Halter

 

GRANTS [Top]

Grants - Current

Farmers Markets: A Real Opportunity for Michigan Fruit and Vegetable Growers? North Central SARE Research & Education. October 2006-June 2008. $76,600.

Partnering to Cultivate Organic Agriculture in Michigan and the Midwest. USDA/CSREES/Integrated Organic Program. 2005-2008. $750,000. With Sieglende Snapp, Dale Mutch, Mathieu Ngouajio, John Biernbaum and Mike Brewer.

The Transition to Organic In Michigan - Production and Marketing Constraints and Opportunities. MSU/USDA Sustainable Agriculture 2005: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. 2005-2006. $50,000. With Carol Osborne, Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance (MOFFA).

Making a Life Back on the Land: Learning, Values and Practices of First Generation Farmers in Michigan. North Central SARE Graduate Student Grant. Taylor Reid.

Community Farms and Sustaining Local Food Systems in Michigan. Federal Funds to Support Graduate Education. MAES. NE-1012 Multi-State Research Project.

 

PUBLICATIONS [Top]

Books

2007

Jim Bingen and Lawrence Busch. Agricultural Standards: The Shape of the Global Food And Fiber System. Dordrecht: Springer.

 

2000

R. James Bingen, David Robinson, and John Staatz. (eds.).Democracy and Development in Mali. East Lansing: MSU Press.

 

1985

R. James Bingen. Food Production and Rural Development in the Sahel: Lessons from Opération Riz-Ségou, Mali. Boulder: Westview Press.

 

Journal Articles

Forthcoming

Laura B. DeLind and Jim Bingen. “Place and Civic Agriculture: Re-Thinking the Context for Local Agriculture. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics.

2007

Laura B. DeLind and Jim Bingen. "Be Careful What You Wish For: Democratic Challenges and Political Opportunities for the Michigan Organic Community." Culture and Agriculture.27,2: 131-143

 

2005

Jim Bingen. "The Organic Choice. More Than a Label." PediatricBasics. Number 110. Spring 2005: 16-24.

 

2003

Jim Bingen, Alex Serrano, and Julie Howard. "Linking Farmers to Markets: Different Approaches to Human Capital Development." Food Policy. 28: 405-419.

 

2002

Jim Bingen, Guest Editor. “Shaping our Agro-Food System: Whose Standards Count? Guest Editor Observations.” Special Issue. Agriculture and Human Values. 19, 4 (Winter): 279-281.

Jim Bingen and Andile Siyengo. “Standards and Corporate Reconstruction in the Michigan Dry Bean Industry.” Agriculture and Human Values. 19, 4 (Winter): 311-323.

 

2001

Codron, J-M., L. Busch, T. Reardon, J. Bingen and C. Harris (eds). Special Edition of Cahiers d’Economie et de Sociologie Rurale, “Marchés, droits et équité: les standards dans un monde en voie de globalisation.” 55. Fall.

Thomas Reardon, Jean-Marie Codron, Lawrence Busch, James Bingen, and Craig Harris. “Global Change in Agrifood Grades and Standards: Agribusiness Strategic Responses in Developing Countries.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 2,3: 000.

 

1998

R. James Bingen. “Cotton, Democracy and Development in Mali.” Journal of Modern African Studies. 36, 2: 265-285.

 

1996

R. James Bingen. “Leaders, Leadership and Democratization in West Africa: Observations from the Cotton Farmers’ Movement in Mali.” Agriculture and Human Values 13, 2: 24-32.

 

1994

R. James Bingen. “Agricultural Development Policy and Grassroots Democracy in Mali: The Emergence of Mali's Farmer Movement,” African Rural and Urban Studies Vol. 1, No. 1, 1994.

Michael Bratton, R. James Bingen. “Farmer Organization and Agricultural Policy in Africa,” African Rural and Urban Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1994.

 

1991

Willem Stoop, R. James Bingen. “’Systems Research’ or ‘Research with a Systems Perspective’ in Africa: Some Organizational and Technical Issues.” Agricultural Systems 35: 235-249.

Deborah Merrill-Sands, et al. 1991.“Institutional Considerations in Integrating on-Farm Client-Oriented Research into National Agricultural Research Systems: Lessons from a Nine-Country Study.” Experimental Agriculture 27: 343-373.

 

1988

R. James Bingen, A.E. Hall, Mbaye Ndoye.“California Cowpeas and Food Policy in Senegal.” World Development 16, 7: 857-865.

 

1976

R. James Bingen. “Farmer Training in the Republic of Mali.” Rural Africana, No. 30 (Spring 1986): 53-62.

 

1972

R. James Bingen. “Myth and Reality of U.S. Population Assistance to Africa.” UFAHAMU, 3, 2 (Fall 1972): 75-96.

 

Book Chapters [Top]

2008

Jim Bingen. “Genetically-Engineered Cotton: Politics, Science and Power in West Africa.” In William G. Moseley and Leslie C. Gray. Eds. Hanging by a Thread. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press.

L. B. DeLind and J. Bingen. Be Careful What You Wish For: Democratic Challenges and Political Opportunities for the Michigan Organic Community.” In C. Clare Hinrichs and Thomas A. Lyson. Eds. Remaking the North American Food System. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

 

2007

Jim Bingen. "Cotton in West Africa: A Question of Quality." in Jim Bingen and Lawrence Busch. Agricultural Standards: The Shape of The Global Food And Fiber System. Dordrecht: Springer. Pp. 219-242.

Jim Bingen and Lawrence Busch. "Shaping a Policy and Research Agenda." in Jim Bingen and Lawrence Busch. Agricultural Standards: The Shape of The Global Food And Fiber System. Dordrecht: Springer. Pp. 245-251.

Lawrence Busch and Jim Bingen. "Introduction: A New World of Standards." in Jim Bingen and Lawrence Busch. Agricultural Standards: The Shape of The Global Food And Fiber System. Dordrecht: Springer. Pp. 3-28/

L. Busch and J. Bingen. "Standards and Standardization." in Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology.

 

2003

Jim Bingen. "Pesticides, Politics and Pest Management: Toward a Political Economy of Cotton in Sub-Saharan Africa" in B.I. Logan and William G. Moseley (eds.), African Environment and Development: Rhetoric, Programs, Realities. Burlington, VT.: Ashgate Publishing, 111-126.

 

2000

R. James Bingen. “Producer Groups: Becoming Full Partners in Agricultural Markets and Agro-Enterprises.” In D. Giovannucci, ed. The Guide to Developing Agricultural Markets & Agro-Enterprises. Washington DC: The World Bank. [on-line]. The World Bank. <http://wbln0018.worldbank.org/essd/essd.nsf/Agroenterprise/producer_groups>

R. James Bingen. “Introduction.” In R. James Bingen, David Robinson, John Staatz, eds. In Democracy and Development in Mali. East Lansing: MSU Press.

R. James Bingen. “Overview – The Malian Path to Democracy and Development.” R. James Bingen, David Robinson, and John Staatz, eds. In  Democracy and Development in Mali. East Lansing: MSU Press.

R. James Bingen. “Prospects for Development and Democracy in West Africa: Agrarian Politics in Mali.” In R. James Bingen, David Robinson, and John Staatz, eds. Democracy and Development in Mali. East Lansing: MSU Press.

 

1997

R. James Bingen, Brent Simpson. “Technology Transfer, Agricultural Development and Democracy in West Africa: Challenges and Opportunities in Mali.” In Yong S. Lee, ed. Technology Transfer and Public Policy. Westport: Quorum Books.

 

1994

R. James Bingen. “Policymakers, Planners and Donors in FSR Priority Setting.” In J. Douwe Meindertsma, ed. Setting Research Priorities, Towards Effective Farmer-Oriented Research. Amsterdam: The Royal Tropical Institute.

 

1992

D. Merrill-Sands, P. Ewell, S. Biggs, R. James Bingen, J. McAllister, and Susan Poats. “Management of Key Institutional Linkages in On-Farm Client-oriented Research.” In J.L. Moock and R. E. Rhoades (eds.) Diversity, Farmer Knowledge, and Sustainability. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

 

1991

R. James Bingen. “Quelques Observations sur une Expérience de l'ISRA en Planification et Programmation,”  in Le Point sur la Recherche Agricole en Afrique Journées de Réflexion de Dakar, 28-30 Juin 1990. Actes, Vol. 2, No. 3. Dakar: ISRA.

D. Merrill-Sands, et al. “Integrating On-Farm Research into National Agricultural Research Systems: Lessons for Research Policy, Organization and Management.” In Robert Tripp, ed. Planned Change in Farming Systems: Progress in On-Farm Research. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

 

Reports 2000 - Current

2007

Jim Bingen, Carol Osborne, and Emily Reardon. 2007. Organic Agriculture in Michigan. 2006 Survey Report. East Lansing: MSU, MOFFA.

 

2006

Adelaja, S., Lake, M.B, Colunga-Garcia, M., Hamm, M., Bingen, J., Gage, S., Heller, M.  Acreage and Funding Goals for Farmland Presentation in Michigan:  Targeting Resiliency, Diversity and Flexibility.  The Michigan Land Policy Institute Report #2006-1.

 

2004

Jim Bingen. A Comparative Review of Multi-Stakeholder Arrangements for Representing Farmers in Agricultural Development Programmes and Policy-Making in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rome: FAO, Social Development Department. http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_in3/in3_040501_en.htm

 

2003

Carol Osborne and James Bingen. Michigan Organic and Community Farmer Roundtables. Gaylord, MI: Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance.

 

2002

Jim Bingen and John Rouse. Agricultural Development and the Empowerment of African Farmers: Perspectives and Policy Recommendations, A Position Paper. The Nairobi Workshop on Getting Agriculture Moving in the New Millennium: The Empowerment of African Farmers Nairobi, Kenya, March 13-15, 2002.

Jim Bingen and Laurent Munyankusi. Farmer Associations, Decentralization and Development in Rwanda: Challenges Ahead. Agricultural Policy Synthesis. No. 3E. (April) Kigali: Rwanda Food Security Research Project/MINAGRI. http://www.aec.msu.edu/agecon/fs2/rwanda/PS_3E.PDF

Jim Bingen and Edmond Dembèlé. The Business of Extnesion Reform: Cotton in Mali. Prepared for the workshop, "Extension and Rural Development: A Convergence of Views on International Approaches?" November 12-15, 2002. Washington, DC: The World Bank.

 

2001

Jim Bingen and Edson Mpyisi. Non-Governmental Organizations in Agricultural Development: Preliminary Survey Results. FSRP/DSA Publication No. 4E. Kigali: FSRP/DSA, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Forestry. http://www.aec.msu.edu/agecon/fs2/rwanda/ngoreport01.pdf

 

2000

Lawrence Busch, R. James Bingen, Craig Harris, Tom Reardon. Markets, Rights and Equity: Food and Agricultural Standards in a Shrinking World. Recommendations from an International Workshop. Institute for Food and Agricultural Standards. East Lansing: MSU Extension.

R. James Bingen, Derick Brinkerhoff.  Agricultural Research in Africa and the Sustainable Financing Initiative: Review, Lessons, and Proposed Next Steps. Technical Paper No. 112 (August) SD Publication Series, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa. Washington, DC: USAID.

 

International Development Advisory Service Reports 2000 - Current [Top]

2003

James Bingen. Community-Based Producer Organizations: A Contribution to the West Africa Regional Program Action Plan for the Initiative to End Hunger in Africa. Abt Associates, Inc. Agricultural Policy and Development Program. Prepared for USAID AFR/SD.

 

Other Reports 2000 - Current [Top]

2002

Jim Bingen. Bringing Communities into Agriculture - Local Food and Farming Systems. Michigan's Opportunities and Challenges: MSU Faculty Perspectives. With John Biernbaum, Laura B. DeLind, Michael W. Hamm, Ed Mahoney, Rene Rosenbaum and Susan Smalley.

 

Book Reviews 2000 - Current

2006

Review of James C. McCann. Maize and Grace: Africa’s Encounter with a New World Crop, 1500-2000. In African Studies Review. 49,1: 156-158.

 

2005

Review of Thomas J. Bassett. The Peasant Cotton Revolution in West Africa: Côte d'Ivoire 1880-1995. In The International Journal of African Historical Studies. 38-1: 155-157.

 

2004

Review of Ian Scoones and William Womer, eds. Pathways of Change in Africa: Crops, Livestock and Livelihoods in Mali, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. In African Studies Review.

 

Invited and Presented Papers 2000 - Current

2007

Jim Bingen and Laura B. DeLind. Place and Rural Vitality: The Road to Terroir in Northern Michigan?” Paper presented on the Panel, “Community Vitality: Values, Politics and Cultures in Place,” at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. May 30-June 2, 2007. Victoria, BC.

Taylor Reid and Jim Bingen. “The National Uniformity for Food Act: Corporate Pre-Emption of the Local Food Movement.” Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. May 30-June 2, 2007. Victoria, BC.

Jim Bingen and Laura B. DeLind. Place and Rural Vitality: The Road to Terroir in Northern Michigan?” Paper presented on the Panel, “Taste, Place and Rural Development: A Comparative Perspective” at the 2007 Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. August 2-5, 2007. Santa Clara, CA.

 

2006

Jim Bingen. “Place and Taste: Terroir in America?” Invited Presentation for a Seminar on “Savory Science.” Embassy of France, December 8, 2006. Washington DC.

Jim Bingen. “Where Have All the Farmers Gone? Agricultural Bio-Technology and Democratic Development in sub-Saharan Africa.” Paper presented on the Panel, “Rural Development Impacts from Targeted Private External Resources,” at the African Studies Association Meetings, November 16-19, 2007. San Francisco CA.

Jim Bingen, “Politics, Agricultural Science and Technology in sub-Saharan Africa: The Challenges of Genetically-Engineered Crops.” Invited paper for an Interdisciplinary Conference, Culture, Nature, Future? Perspectives on Science and Development in Africa. April 12-13 2006. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Laura B. DeLind and Jim Bingen. “Rethinking Civic, Replacing Local, Returning Culture: A Critique of Civic Agriculture.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. June 7-11, 2006. Boston, MA.

Taylor Reid and Jim Bingen. Demobilizing the Organic Movement in the US: The Case of the Organic Growers of Michigan. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. June 7-11, 2006. Boston, MA.

 

2005

Jim Bingen. “Genetically-Engineered Cotton: Politics, Ethics and Economics in West Africa.” Paper presented on the Panel, “Biotechnology and Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Promises, Propaganda, Politics?”  at the African Studies Association Meetings, November 17-20, 2005. Washington, DC.

Laura B. DeLind and Jim Bingen. "Replacing Local Food and Farming." Presented at the 2005 Joint Meetings of AFHVS and ASFS. June 9-12, 2005. Portland, Oregon.

 

2004

"The Ways and Worlds of Standards." Keynote Address for Setting Standards: Biotechnology in the Marketplace. Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology. December 15-16, 2004. Washington, DC.

 

"Cotton in Mali: A Question of Quality." Presented at the 2004 Meetings of the African Studies Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY SERVICE [Top]

Please contact me at bingen@msu.edu for information.

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE [Top]

African Studies Center, Faculty Advisory Committee, Member, 1989-1992, 1999-2004, 2006-2007.

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Board Member, Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance (MOFFA), 2002 - present. www.moffa.org

Board of Directors, Farmers Market Coalition www.farmersmarketcoalition.org

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

French (Fluent)

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS [Top]

African Studies Association

Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (Board Member 2004-present)

Rural Sociological Society