Cuéllar, M., D.López-García, A.Azevedo-Olival, N.P.Laranjeira, V.E. Méndez, S.Peredo, C.A.Barbosa, C.Barrera-Salas, M.Caswell, R.Cohen, A.Correo-Humanes, V.García-García, S.R.Gliessman, A.Pomar-León, A.Sastre-Morató, G.Tendero-Acín(submitted)Cuéllar, M., D.López-García, A.Azevedo-Olival, N.P.Laranjeira, V.E. Méndez, S.Peredo, C.A.Barbosa, C.Barrera-Salas, M.Caswell, R.Cohen, A.Correo-Humanes, V.García-García, S.R.Gliessman, A.Pomar-León, A.Sastre-Morató, G.Tendero-Acín(submitted) Building Agroecology with people. Challenges of participatory methods to deepen on the agroecological transition in different contexts. Journal of Rural Studies.
Doran, E., A. Zia, S. Hurley, Y. Tsai, C. Koliba, E.C. Adair, R. Schattman, V.E. Méndez, D. Rizzo (submitted) Social-Psychological Determinants of Farmer Intention to Adopt Nutrient Management Practices: Implications for Resilient Adaptation to Climate Change in the Lake Champlain Basin. Journal of Environmental Management
Anderzén, J., A. Guzmán-Luna, D.V. Luna-González, S. Merrill, M. Caswell, V. E. Méndez, R. Hernandez-Jonapa, M. Mier y Teran (in review) Effects of on-farm diversification strategies on smallholder coffee farmer food security and income sufficiency in Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Rural Studies.
Méndez, V.E., M. Caswell, S.R. Gliessman & R. Cohen (2017) Integrating Agroecology and Participatory Action Research (PAR): Lessons from Central America. Invited Article for a Special Issue on “Agroecology at the Crossroads: Challenges for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems”. Sustainability [open access] 9(5):705
Vermont Research & Projects
Part of the research collaborative The Vermont Agricultural Resilience in a Changing Climate. This is a long-term initiative that seeks to work with farmers, agricultural service providers, researchers and community organizations to address the impacts of climate change in Vermont.
International Research & Projects
Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods in Coffee Regions of Mesoamerica. My research activities in this area focus on the potential of agroecology to support farmer livelihoods and conserve ecosystem services in agroforestry-dominated landscapes. Most of our previous work focused on shade coffee, but we are expanding it to include other forms of agroforestry, such as homegardens, and food crops (such as corn, beans and vegetables).