Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Honorary Principal Research Fellow



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Andrew Dorward 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 long-term interests in the problems and issues affecting the livelihoods of poor members of rural communities in developing countries, in particular problems associated with the interactions of agricultural and other activities in rural economies, with the effects of marketing systems on their ability to increase agricultural productivity, and with risk and uncertainty. These are approached by integrating 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.

He teaches postgraduate distance learning courses in the socio economics of rural livelihoods and in rural research methods.



Dorward A, 2009, Integrating Contested Aspirations, Processes and Policy: Development as Hanging In, Stepping Up and Stepping Out, Development Policy Review, Vol:27, ISSN:0950-6764, Pages:131-146

Dorward A, Kydd J, Poulton C, et al., 2009, Coordination Risk and Cost Impacts on Economic Development in Poor Rural Areas, Journal of Development Studies, Vol:45, ISSN:0022-0388, Pages:1093-1112

Poulton C, Kydd J, Wiggins S, et al., 2006, State intervention for food price stabilisation in Africa: Can it work?, Food Policy, Vol:31, ISSN:0306-9192, Pages:342-356


Dorward A, 2008, Ethics in Agricultural Change: Questions and Proposals for Development Processes, Conference on Ethics and Agricultural Intensification, SPRINGER, Pages:205-212, ISSN:1570-3010

Dorward AR, Mwale I, Tuseo R, Labor market and wage impacts of HIV/AIDS in rural Malawi, Annual Meeting of the Allied-Social-Science-Association, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, Pages:429-439, ISSN:1058-7195

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