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Centre of African Studies: People


James Pattison

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James Pattison
Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0)131 651 3140


James has 7 years of experience working on a wide range of issues related to rural development and poverty in less developed countries (Kenya, Ethiopia, Benin, Mexico, Belize and Bolivia). Currently completing a PhD focusing on pastoral livelihoods in transition and Heifer Project Internationals smallholder dairy projects in eastern Kenya. He also holds an MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development from Imperial College London.


Dorward, A. R., Anderson, S., Nava, Y., Pattison, J., Paz, R., Rushton, .J & Sanchez Vera, E. (in press). "Hanging In, Stepping up and Stepping Out : Livelihood Aspirations and Strategies of the Poor." Development in Practice

Woolliams, J.A., Matika, O. & Pattison, J. 2008. Conservation of animal genetic resources: approaches and technologies for in situ and ex situ conservation. Animal Genetic Resources Information Bulletin 42 - a special issue: Scientific Forum of Interlaken Conference,395

Pattison, J., Drucker, A.G. & Anderson, S. 2007. The cost of conserving livestock diversity? Incentive measures and conservation options for maintaining indigenous pelón pigs in yucatan, Mexico Tropical Animal Health and Production 39:5 339-35

Dorward, A.R., Anderson, S., Paz, R., Pattison, J., Sanchez Vera, E., Nava, Y. & Rushton, J. 2004. A guide to indicators and methods for assessing the contribution of livestock keeping to the livelihoods of the poor. DFID, London.