Short pieces


Short Articles and Blog Posts

Philanthrocapitalists meet the world’s poor: International Development in the fintech eraCritical Macro Finance, 19 January 2017

What can we learn from distance learners?, Devex, 4 April 2016

Trade, sustainability and global governanceWicked Issues, 4 April 2016

Private finance and the post-2015 development agenda, Development Finance Agenda, 1(3) 24-27 (January 2016)

GM crops and the developing world: opposing sides miss the bigger pictureThe Conversation, 12 November 2015

Financing the sustainable development goals: reflections on FfD3Wicked Issues, 17 August 2015

Private finance and the post-2015 development agendaOpen Democracy, 23 May 2015

Investing in Food Security? Philanthropcapitalism, biotechnology and developmentOpen Democracy, 18 July 2013

‘Golden Rice’ and the GM Crop debate , The Crossing, 24 June 2013

Golden Rice’: a golden opportunity?, The Crossing, 20 April 2011



Is there a need for Golden Rice?, John Innes Centre, 29 January 2014

I spoke at this event, which was live-streamed and recorded.

The video can be watched on demand here (requires Microsoft Silverlight).


Seeds and sustainability

STEPS Centre, University of Sussex

Between 2007 and 2011 I was part of a research team that explored challenges facing different stakeholders in maize-based farming systems – especially smallholder farmers in semi-arid regions – in Kenya in the context of climate change. We produced this video of our findings:

Seeds and sustainability: Maize Pathways in Kenya from STEPS Centre on Vimeo.