Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Angus is a director and senior consultant of Prime Consulting International, a global agribusiness management consultancy firm. He has been implementing agricultural development projects in Afghanistan since 2011 and lived there fulltime for four years.
His career spans nearly 30 years across the wider agriculture sector and prior to 2006 when he joined Prime, Angus held several senior positions within the Australasian food industry including chief executive.
I commenced my PhD in late 2018 to investigate the unintended consequences that occur as a result of delivering agricultural development activities in fragile and conflict-affected states and develop a set of guidelines to assist implementers.
My thesis topic is 'Wheat, Weapons and Worship: Improving the Delivery of Agricultural Development in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States'
Agricultural development programmes are implemented to enhance food security, reduce poverty and provide economic growth to developing economies. In fragile and conflict-affected areas, development assistance is usually delivered to one party to the conflict. However, when this is done, the assistance can often also impact upon other parties to the conflict. Such consequences, while usually unintended, need to be understood and managed. This research aims to develop a set of guidelines for agricultural development in fragile states with spatial conflicts to assist implementers to achieve the greatest possible gains while managing unintended consequences to their advantage in the targeted areas.
Date Position Institution name 2018 - ongoing Managing Director Prime Consulting International (Australia) Pty Ltd 2010 - ongoing Group Operations Director Prime Consulting International Ltd
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2018 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2003 - 2004 University of Melbourne Australia Master of Agribusiness 1988 - 1990 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture
Research InterestsAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences Agricultural Land Management Agricultural Land Planning Agricultural Production Systems Simulation Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling Agriculture Agronomy Agronomy & Agriculture Program Evaluation Rural Management Rural Sociology Social Impact Assessment Social Program Evaluation Sociological Methodology and Research Methods Sociology
Year Citation 2022 Davidson, A. A., Young, M. D., Leake, J. E., & O'Connor, P. (2022). Aid and forgetting the enemy: A systematic review of the unintended consequences of international development in fragile and conflict-affected situations. Evaluation and Program Planning, 92, 13 pages.
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