Fawzi Taha

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5178
ftaha@ers.usda.gov

Briefly

Fawzi Taha is an Agricultural Research Economist with a research focus on domestic and international poultry markets.

Background

Fawzi Taha has been an Agricultural Research Economist at ERS in the Market Trade Economic Division (MTED) since 1985. He is currently a member of the Animal Products and Cost of Production Branch.  Previous ERS assignments included the Africa and Middle East Branch (1985-1991), Asia Japan Section (1991-1997), Developed Market Economics Branch (1997-2001), Animal Products Branch (2001-2009), and Food Security and Development Branch (2009-2017).  Previously he was an FAO Consultant on formulating national food security policy options to the Cabinet of the Yemen Arab Republic (1983-1985).  

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics (Business Administration), University of Florida, Gainesville, 1983.
  • Certificate in African Studies (54 Credit hours), University of Florida, Gainesville, 1983.
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1975.
  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Agronomy), University of Bonn, Germany, 1966.
  • Diplom-Landwirt (M.Sc.) in Agricultural Sciences, University of Bonn, Germany 1960.

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Selected Publications

Taha, F.A. and A. Shkrelja (2016). “The Effect of HPAI on ECOWAS Meat Prices Using Price Transmission Analysis,” a selected paper prepared for presentation at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meetings in Boston, MA, July 31-August 2, 2016.

Taha, F.A. (2016). “The United States Is the World’s Leading Poultry Exporter to Sub-Saharan Africa,” Amber Waves, March 7, pp. 7-9.

Taha, F.A. (2016). “The United States Is the World’s Leading Poultry Exporter to Sub-Saharan,” Charts of Note to USDA Executives, January 07, 2016. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Taha, F.A., and W.F. Hahn. 2015. “HPAI Impact on EU-27’s Import Demand for Cooked and Uncooked Poultry and Other Meats,” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR), Volume 18, Special Issue: 223-44.

Taha, F.A. and William F. Hahn. 2015.  “Factors Deriving South African Poultry and Meat Imports,” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Vol. 18: 165-82.

Ollinger, Michael, and Fawzi A. Taha. 2015.  “U.S. Domestic Salmonella Regulations and Access to European and Other Poultry Export Markets,” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Vol. 18 Special Issue A: 42-59.

Taha, F.A., and W.F. Hahn. (2014). “The Impact of BSE on U.S. Exports of Beef and Pork,” Agribusiness 30(1):5-16.

Taha, F.A., and W.F. Hahn (2011). “Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Impacts on Japan’s Import Demand for Shell Eggs and Processed Egg Products,” World’s Poultry Science Journal 67:115-30, March.

Taha, F.A. and W.F. Hahn. (2011). “Avian Influenza Boosted Japan’s Imports of Dried Egg Products.” Amber Waves Issue 4, p. 5, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Zahniser, S., Bolling, C., Chambers, W., Chan, K., Coyle, W., Hahn, W., Haley, M., Hoffman, L., Leuck, D., Miller, J., Prentice, A., Suarez, N., Taha, F.A., Wainio, J., and E. Young. (2005). NAFTA at 11: The Growing Integration of North American Agriculture, WRS-05-02. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February.

Hahn, W.F., Haley, M.M., Leuck D.J., Miller, J.J., Perry, J.E., Taha F.A., and S. Zahniser (2005). Market Integration of the North American Animal Products Complex. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. LDPM-13101, 21 pp, May 26.

Taha, F.A. (2003). The Poultry Sector in the Middle-Income Countries and Its Feed Requirements: The Case of Egypt, Agriculture and Trade E-Outlook Report WRS-03-02, USDA-ERS, 42 pp, December

Taha, F.A. (2002).  Middle East/North Africa Region: A Major Market for U.S. Feeds, Agricultural Outlook, pp. 13-15, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Taha, F.A. (2001). “Japan’s Declining Fish Catch Raises Trade Prospects,” paper presented to the International Tenth Biennial Conference held at the International Institute of Fisheries Economics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, July. 

Taha, F.A. (1996).  Water Pollution and Japan’s Declining Fish Catch, USDA, ERS Commercial Agricultural Division, Staff Report, No.9605, June, p. 23. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Taha, F.A. (1996).  Japan’s Fish Consumption Pattern, Productions, Trade and Prospects for U.S. Exports, Staff Report, No.9609, June, pp. 36. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Taha, F.A. (1995). “U.S. Expands Fish Sales to Japan,” Agricultural Outlook. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Taha, F.A. (1993). Japan's Cotton Imports Fall, Making South Korea Largest U.S. Market, Pacific Rim Agriculture and Trade Report, Situation and Outlook Series, pp. 39-42. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. Taha, F.A. (1993) Environmental Regulation of Livestock Waste and Potential Impacts in the EC and Asia, pp. 19-27. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Taha, F.A. (1988). The Yemen Arab Republic, Global Review of Agricultural Policies, Staff Report No AGES880304, pp. 163-65 United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.