Food Security and Livelihoods Specialist
With over 20 years experience of agricultural and rural development, I now focus my energy on food security and livelihood issues related to conflict, disaster and modern slavery. Combining agricultural and food industry knowledge with geo-political awareness I regularly contribute to the development of livelihood strategies wihtin fragile environments.
Current work is focussed on;
As a senior lecturer in Land Management at Harper Adams University, I oversee projects undertaken by the Rural Security Research Group in a variety of subject areas. I also currently supervise a number of PhD students at HAU focusing on rural crime and links to organised criminality.
Addiytionally, I am a panel expert for the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, where I contribute on issues relating to food and agriculture systems.
CREST Collections is a joint repository for research outputs designed to capture the work of individuals and institutions who are Members of the Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training.
Harper Adams University supports Food and Farming Futures, the online land-based library.
You can contact Dr Richard Byrne if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules: