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Dominic Glover

Research Fellow

Dominic Glover specialises in the study of technology and processes of socio-technical change, particularly in small-scale farming in the global South. He has more than 14 years of experience in research, policy analysis and communication on technological change, innovation, knowledge systems, governance and policy processes relating to agriculture, biotechnology and rural development.

He is currently completing a four-year collaborative research programme that aims to understand the emergence and spread of a rice cultivation method called the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). He is now beginning new research projects with various international collaborators, on Indian seed companies that are entering African seed markets, on rice cultivation system in the Philippines, and on the potential futures of entomophagy – insect-consumption – in the global food system. He is also a member of the STEPS Centre.

Dominic was based at IDS from 2000 to 2008, during which time he completed his PhD on the role of transnational biotechnology corporations in the development and commercialisation of transgenic crops in developing countries. He then worked for six years as a post-doc at Wageningen University in the Netherlands before returning to IDS as a Fellow in May 2014.

Dominic has served as an advisor and editor at SciDev.Net and as a consultant to the FAO and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Alongside research, he has extensive experience in the field of communication, especially writing about technical topics for non-specialist audiences in the form of policy briefings, articles for the web and live blogging from conferences.

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Research

Programme

Youth employment and politics

Over 40 percent of global populations are under 25 yet young people cannot secure work and increasingly face a crisis of citizenship. Youth Employment and Politics at IDS builds on decades of research to develop knowledge and evidence that contributes to effective interventions that supports,...

Programme and centre

Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA)

Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) is an international research partnership. We are working together to discover how agriculture and food-related interventions can be better designed to improve nutrition, particularly for children and adolescent girls.

Project

Matasa Fellows Network

An exciting initiative to support young African scholars engage their research with policy on youth employment in Africa.

Opinions

Opinion

Genome editing in post-Brexit agriculture: Which way for the UK?

In less than a month’s time, the UK’s relationship with the European Union will change dramatically. Agriculture and food will be among the biggest areas affected – from production methods and supply routes to labelling and product standards. A lot will depend on the outcomes of trade...

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Dominic Glover & 2 others

4 December 2020

Opinion

A network of young African scholars for sustainable development

Addressing Africa’s sustainable development challenges, including job creation for the continent’s burgeoning youth population, means preparing young African professionals for future roles as development leaders and change agents. Launching today is the IDS Bulletin on “Youth Employment...

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Seife Ayele & 3 others

28 November 2018

Publications

Journal Article

Basket of Options: Unpacking the Concept

How to stimulate technological change to enhance agricultural productivity and reduce poverty remains an area of vigorous debate. In the face of heterogeneity among farm households and rural areas, one proposition is to offer potential users a ‘basket of options’ – a range of agricultural...

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James Sumberg & 9 others

13 July 2021

Journal Article

Youth and Food Systems Transformation

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

What, if anything, is special about youth with respect to engagement in food systems? This question is important, owing to the size of the current demographic cohort of youth, globally but especially in the majority world, as well as the large stake, and strong influence, that today's youth will...

21 July 2020

Dominic Glover’s recent work