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Tropical Research And Education Center

Tropical Research And Education Center

Dr. Edward "Gilly" Evans

Professor — Food and Resource Economics

Dr. Edward "Gilly" Evans is the Center's Director and Professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department located at the University of Florida's Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) in Homestead. He holds a Ph.D in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida with specialization in agricultural policy analysis, international trade, and development.

His previous research focused on theoretical and empirical analyses of international trade policy rules and institutions such as GATT, WTO, NAFTA, and LOME. His current research emphasizes applied agricultural trade policy analysis and environmental sustainability of agriculture. Most of his research is conducted as a member of interdisciplinary teams of scientists located at TREC and is aimed at generating economically viable and environmentally friendly technologies, practices, production and marketing systems. Aspects of his work include generating knowledge to conserve and improve water quality at the watershed level, developing economically viable preventive integrated pest management, vegetable production systems, implementing efficient fertilizer management, and exploring the economic feasibility of developing biodiesel from Jatropha and ethanol from sweet potatoes. He also investigates the economics of managing invasive species (foreign pests and diseases) in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the United States.

Dr. Edward


18905 SW 280 Street
Homestead, FL 33031-3314
(786) 217-9263

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 1999 
    • M.S. Agricultural Economics, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, 1982 
    • B.S.  Agriculture, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, 1979
  • Publications

    View Dr. Evans' publications on the Agricultural Economics Extension website

  • Awards and Honors

    2011 Florida State Horticultural Society (FSHS) Krome Memorial Institute Best Paper Award Presented to the authors of the best and most meritorious paper for the Krome Section

    2006 UF/IFAS International Achievement Award, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

    2000 Recipient of the Dr. Frederick Prochaska Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation (1999), Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

    1997 University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Multicultural Student Award based on academic performance.