MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. Richard Baines

Research and contract research carried out for governments, industry actors and NGO’s has included: local - global studies of farm, food industry and retailer private standards in relation to legislation, risk, trade and systems management; Restructuring the pig sector in Barbados; Environmental assessments of modern farm developments in Malaysia; Red meat export from Uruguay and quality red meat in Europe. In the context of global private standards, developed voluntary social and environmental standards for a leading international standards owner, the SQF Institute and have advised a number of governments on private standards adoption, especially at the farm level. Current research is focussing on the relationships between small holder farmers, agribusiness and governments in developing various models of public: private partnerships; as examples, the development of agri-business incubation models for Mozambique and Urban/rural community development through food systems in Chi

Doctorate, Reading University, UK
Current or most recent Employer

Senior Academic and Independent Consultant

Royal Agricultural University
Time in Post - 25

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

United Arab Emirates,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Development (applied), Education, Evaluation research, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Other

Contact Info

+44(0)1285652531 Ext 2255

Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK GL7 6JS
Public Profiles

Linked in

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Poverty or deprivation reduction ( 20 years )

Poverty or deprivation measurement ( 20 years )

Public Policy ( 15 years )

Education policy ( 20 years )

Gender equality

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 20 years )

Elderly ( 20 years )

Women ( 20 years )

displaced ( 20 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Poverty/deprivation reduction

Education policy


Academic publications
3. Jellason, N, Baines, R, Conway, J and Ogbaga, C (2019) Climate Change Perceptions and Attitudes to Smallholder Adaptation in Northwestern Nigerian Drylands. Social Sciences, 8 (2). p. 31. ISSN 2076-0760

Academic conferences
IFAMA 2016, Aarhus Denmark