- Department of Agricultural Economics
Dr. Canales is an agricultural economist with research and extension expertise in agribusiness, food systems, and production economics. She has experience working with local and regional food businesses in the areas of the economics of production, farm profitability, value-added products and business development, food safety, and technology adoption. She has also experience working on issues related to food access.
Collart, A.J. and E. Canales. 2020. How Might Broad Adoption of Blockchain-Based Traceability Impact the U.S. Fresh Produce Supply Chain? Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (Forthcoming).
Dawn, T., S. Low, K. Boys, E. Canales. 2020. The Nimble, The Connectors and The Crusaders - How the local food system is innovating in response to COVID-19. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (Forthcoming).
Fan, L., E. Canales, B. Fountain, D. Buys.” An Assessment of Food Retail Environment in High Obesity Counties of Mississippi”. (Under review).
Canales, E., G. Andrango, and A. Williams. 2019. "Mexico’s Agricultural Sector: Production Potential and Implications for Trade." Choices 34(3):1-12.
Canales, E. and M. Palma. 2019. "Theme Overview: The Agricultural Production Potential of Latin America: Implications for Global Food Supply and Trade." Choices 34(3):1-3.
Canales, E. 2011. Insights into the food industry. An executive interview with Dr. Jose Boccherini (Part-1). The Chain Letter. International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Newsletter 10(5):8-10.
Canales, E. 2011. Insights into the food industry. An executive interview with Dr. Jose Boccherini (Part-2). The Chain Letter. International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Newsletter 10(6).
Canales, E. 2019. “Coordination and Crop Planning in Local Food Systems: Considerations for Local Aggregators, Coordinators, and Distributors.” Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3388.
Canales, E., H. Irwin. 2018. “Food Safety Certification and Market Access”. Mississippi State University Extension Service P3287.
ONGOING RELATED RESEARCH
Current research projects related to food supply chains include an assessment of the potential of blockchain technologies to improve the efficiency and resilience of the supply chain for fresh produce. In addition, investigation of the challenges and innovation in local and regional food systems as a response to COVID-19 with a focus on adoption of ecommerce tools. Other work related to food systems include food access research, specifically related to the food retail environment in the Delta region of Mississippi.