Neil Dawson

Neil Dawson


Neil Dawson is a post-doctoral researcher specialising in wellbeing research among rural populations in developing countries, primarily those living alongside some of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. He has a diverse background spanning quite different, though now handily complementary, disciplines, having spent several years each as an ecologist (specialising for some time in seabirds), nature reserve warden and also previously as an economist and chartered accountant.

Latest posts

Industrialising African agriculture to help the poor? Some myths exposed

08 February 2016

A farming revolution is being driven in Africa and is affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of rural African families. A magic formula has been devised with ambitions to modernise their agriculture, raise their incomes, develop their countries’ economies and (so the logic goes) to eliminate their hunger and poverty.