About John Thompson

Research Fellow

John is a resource geographer specialising in political ecology and governance of agri-food systems, community-based natural resource management and water-environment-health interactions. He is a research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies.

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Has the ‘impact agenda’ helped agronomy – or harmed it?

Every agronomist or agricultural research institute with an interest in international development, and who has applied for a research grant in the last 15 years, will have had to develop and justify a theory of change, and identify outcomes, anticipated impacts, measurable indicators and impact pathways. These tasks have become an obligatory part of agricultural…