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RICHARDS, JOHN IRWYN was born on May 26, 1944 in Llanelli, Dyfed, United Kingdom.


Reading University, United Kingdom, 1964-1967, Bachelor of Science (Honours). Cambridge University, 1968-1971, Doctor of Philosophy. Spoken languages: English, Spanish, Welsh.


Head, Food and Agriculture Organisation/International Atomic Energy Agency Agr Laboratory, Department of Research and Isotopes, International Atomic Energy Agency since 1990. Tech Officer, Animal Production & Health Section, Joint Food and Agriculture Organisation/International Atomic Energy Agency Division, Vienna, 1985-1990. Senior Tutor, Head Dairy Husbandry Department, Somerset College of Agr & Horticulture, Somerset Education Authority, United Kingdom, 1984.

Crown Officer, Head Dairy Husbandry Department, Central American School of Animal Husbandry, Costa Rica, Overseas Development Administration, United Kingdom, 1980-1983. Senior Rch Fellow, Animal Production Section, Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medical, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 7580. Senior Lecturer, Animal Production Section, Fey of Agr & Veterinary Medical, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 7275.

Lecturer, Animal Physiology Department, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 1971-1972.


Member: European Association of Animal Production. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.


  • Other Interests

    Promotion of agricultural productivity in developing countries. Identification, development, validation of techniques to assist developing country scientists address problems of farmers. All sports, hiking, photography, nature.


Spouse Sandra Maureen, National of United Kingdom.

Sandra Maureen