RISING Voices: Robert Richardson, agricultural economist, Malawi and Zambia
Posted by Africa RISING, Africa research in sustainable intensification for the next generation
Robert Richardson was born in Louisiana, USA. He studied agricultural and resource economics and is now an Associate Professor of Sustainable Development at Michigan State University. He teaches interdisciplinary courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and conducts research on food security and the environment. He was also conducting research on agricultural-environmental linkages in Zambia and on sustainable tourism development in coastal Kenya.
He joined Africa RISING in September 2012. He has two positions – one, as Principal investigator for an integrated project in Zambia ‘Impact of sustainable intensification on landscapes and livelihoods’. It aims to understand the linkages between sustainable intensification and biodiversity conservation, particularly forest and wildlife conservation.