Is small farm led development still a relevant strategy for Africa and Asia?


Speaker: Peter Hazell

Title: "Is small farm led development still a relevant strategy for Africa and Asia?"

Venue: Seminar Room D38, Department of Zoology

Date: Wednesday 6th March

Time: 4pm - 5pm

The seminar will be followed by drinks and snacks in D38.

The presentation from this talk is now available to download: Peter Hazell Presentation

Peter Hazell trained as an agriculturalist in England before completing his Ph. D. in agricultural economics at Cornell University and a post-doctoral assignment at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. From 1972 to 2005 he held various research positions at the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), including serving as director of the environment and production technology division (1992-2003) and the development strategy and governance division (2003-2005) at IFPRI. After returning to the UK in 2005, he became a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and a Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Peter’s extensive and widely cited publications include works on mathematical programming; risk management; insurance; the impact of technological change on growth and poverty; the rural nonfarm economy; sustainable development strategies for marginal lands; the role of agriculture in economic development: and the future of small farms. Peter has worked throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Central America.