056: Hidden harvests and paper cooperatives with Xavier Basurto

In this episode Michael and Stefan spoke with Xavier Basurto, Associate Professor of Sustainability Science at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. We talked about the development of his career that led him to Duke, and a current project he is co-leading in collaboration with the FAO and WorldFish, a CGIAR research center, known as Illuminating Hidden Harvests. Based on a paper that Xavier recently co-authored, we also talked about  the importance of pre- and post-harvest arrangements in fisheries, as well as the difference between the patron-client model and the cooperative model for resource management.

Xavier dedicated the interview to his two daughters, Sofia and Ghita.

Xavier’s website: https://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/xavierbasurto/?_ga=2.23995258.11664891.1606752433-415164452.1605284574

Hidden harvests research page: https://www.worldfishcenter.org/hidden-harvests

Xavier’s paper reference from the discussion:

Basurto, Xavier, Abigail Bennett, Emilie Lindkvist, and Maja Schlüter. 2020. “Governing the Commons beyond Harvesting: An Empirical Illustration from Fishing.” PloS One 15 (4): e0231575. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0231575.