Development

Elements of the food system have strong linkages with issues of development, since developing economies are often largely agricultural, and the poorest people disproportionately suffer from hunger and chronic food insecurity.

People » Proochista Ariana

Departmental Lecturer in Global Health and Development & Co-director of the MSc in Global Health Science

Proochista’s research interests lie in the interaction between the processes of development and health, with an appreciation for the complexity of both.

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People » Qhelile Nyathi

MSc (Res) Statistics Candidate

Qhelile Nyathi's current research is on agricultural insurance, looking at the effect of individual agricultural insurance on informal risk-sharing within smallholder farmers' networks. She conducted her field work in Tigray, Ethiopia.

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People » Rachel Friedman

MPhil Student, School of Geography and the Environment

Rachel's MPhil research focuses on the impacts of climate change on women in a Ghanaian cocoa farming system.

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People » Robert Hahn

Professor of Environmental and Regulatory Economics at the Smith School & Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Robert Hahn’s research interests are in policies that promote prosperity, broadly understood, within which maintaining an adequate food supply for the world’s population is a key aspect.

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People » Sabina Alkire

Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

Sabina’s research interests include multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, welfare economics, the capability approach, the measurement of freedoms and human development.

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People » Saher Hasnain

Post-doctoral researcher and IFSTAL Education Coordinator, School of Geography and the Environment

Saher is a postdoctoral researcher with the Foresight4Food Initiative, and the Education Coordinator (Maternity Cover) for the Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning programme (IFSTAL) with the ECI Food Systems Group.

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People » Stefan Dercon

Professor of Development Economics

Stefan Dercon is a development economist applying microeconomics and statistics to problems of development.

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People » Virginia Morrow

Senior Research Officer / Associate Professor, Young Lives

Ginny Morrow's research focuses on children’s work, sociological approaches to the study of childhood and children’s rights, the ethics of social research with children, children’s understandings of family, and children and ‘social capital’.

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Climate and socio-economic scenarios developed by the Scenarios project of the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security program (CCAFS) feature in Cambodia’s Climate Change Priorities Action Plan for Agriculture (CCPAP).

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This project addresses two key elements of the food security debate: the role of environmental change, climate and insects, and the structure of the farming population, age and gender.

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