Andrew Dorward is the Economic Director at the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP) at SOAS as well as a members of the SOAS Food Studies Centre where he focuses on problems associated with risk, market access, institutions, and the interactions of agricultural and other activities in rural economies.
He has had a varied career in working in development projects, training and research in a range of countries, with a primary focus on Africa. He has a long-term interest in:
- interaction of agriculture and other activities in rural communities in developing countries,
- the effects of marketing systems on rural communities’ ability to increase agricultural productivity, and with risk and uncertainty.
- insights from the new institutional economics, from more traditional farm management and farming systems analysis, from household and rural economy models, and from inter-disciplinary and participative approaches to research and development.