Short Articles, blogs and media

(Authored by me unless otherwise stated)

The power of private philanthropy in international development. Developing Economics, 10 May 2021 (with Arun Kumar)

Brexit Political Ecology by Bill Adams on Thinking Like a Human features my Sociologia Ruralis article Brexit and the politics of the rural, 27 January 2020

Behavioural Nudges: Mildly Paternalistic or a Threat to Economic Justice for the Poor? Next Billion, 21 May 2018

Philanthrocapitalists meet the world’s poor: International Development in the fintech eraCritical Macro Finance, 19 January 2017 (with Daniela Gabor)

What can we learn from distance learners?, Devex, 4 April 2016 (with Ellen Roberts)

Trade, sustainability and global governanceWicked Issues, 4 April 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

GM crops: is opposition to Golden Rice wicked? Interviewed by Karl Mathiesen for his ‘eco-audit’ of Golden Rice in The Guardian, 14 October 2013

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

‘Golden Rice’ and the GM Crop debate, STEPS Centre, 24 June 2013

‘Golden Rice’: a golden opportunity?, STEPS Centre, 20 April 2011


Video: Seeds and sustainability

STEPS Centre, University of Sussex

Between 2007 and 2011 I was member of a research team that explored alternative pathways for maize-based farming systems in Kenya in the context of climate change. We produced this short film on our findings:

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