Dr. Travis W. Reynolds is an agricultural and applied economist with a background in public policy analysis, rural development, environmental studies, and organic farming. Dr. Reynolds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) at the University of Vermont, a faculty affiliate of the UVM Food Systems Program, and a faculty member of the Evans School Policy Analysis and Research Group (EPAR) at the University of Washington. For the past decade, Dr. Reynolds has studied relationships between farm management, economic development, and ecosystem services – with an emphasis on poverty alleviation, sustainability, and resilience in low-income smallholder farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
With grant funding from the National Science Foundation, USDA, and private and philanthropic organizations, Dr. Reynolds has led teams of international and interdisciplinary scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in applied research at the intersection of agriculture, food security, and the environment. Dr. Reynolds serves on the board of the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR), and his work has been published in top interdisciplinary and agricultural development journals including World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Agricultural Economics, and Food Security.