Affiliation: International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA)
Countries: Netherlands

I have 35 years experience of agricultural research and rural innovation processes, working with national and regional programmes in Africa, Latin America and Asia. A graduate from the University of Nottingham, UK with a PhD on maize growth and temperature in Kenya, I worked as Crop Physiologist in Central America, and as Farming Systems Research Advisor in Nepal and Indonesia. In 1990, I joined ICRA in the Netherlands to manage international training programmes in Agricultural Research for Development (ARD), based in the Netherlands and Mexico. Since 2001 I have lived in the UK, developing and supporting capacity strengthening programmes in partnership with research organisations, universities and other organisations in Africa, Latin America and Asia. I have authored/editied a number of publications on ARD/IAR4D (on-line learning materials, textbook, concept paper, etc.) I can be contacted via richhawk[at]btinternet[dot]com