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agricultural systems economist

Philip Kenneth Thornton, British agricultural systems economist. Achievements include principal or co-principal investigator on collaborative grants totalling $10 million in last 7 years. Grantee, Department for International Development, England, 2001-2002; Commonwealth scholar, Government of New Zealand, 1981-1983, MacMillan Brown scholar, University Canterbury, New Zealand, 1981.

Background

Thornton, Philip Kenneth was born on December 7, 1956 in London. Son of Douglas Harold and Betty Yvonne Thornton.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, University Reading, England, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Lincoln College, New Zealand, 1983.

Career

Post-doctoral scientist International Center Tropical Agriculture, Cali, Colombia, 1984—1987. Research fellow Edinburgh School Agriculture, Scotland, 1987—1990. Senior scientist International Fertilizer Development Center, Muscle Shoals, 1990—1996.

Scientist International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, since 1996, program coordinator, 1997—2002. Board directors Soil Management Collaborative Research Support Program, Honolulu, International Consortium Agricultural Systems Applications, Honolulu.

Achievements

  • Achievements include principal or co-principal investigator on collaborative grants totalling $10 million in last 7 years.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Understanding Options for Agricultural Production. Co-author: (software) The decision support system for agrotechnology transfer. Author: (research publication) Mapping poverty and livestock in the developing world.

      Book review editor, member editorial board Agricultural Systems Journal, Netherlands, 1989—2001, editor-in-chief, since 2002. Contributor over 100 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Tropical Agriculture Association, Agricultural Economics Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, walking.

Connections

Married Carolyn Lily Rose, July 29, 1980. Children: Jonathan Harold, Anna Rose, Matthew Joseph.

father:
Douglas Harold

mother:
Betty Yvonne Thornton

spouse:
Carolyn Lily Rose

child:
Jonathan Harold Thornton

child:
Anna Rose Thornton

child:
Matthew Joseph Thornton