John Dixon is the Principal Advisor/Research Program Manager for the Cropping Systems and Economics (CSE) program. The program aims to improve food security through enhanced productivity and sustainability of field crop farming systems using collaborative R&D partnerships for biophysical and economic research and development.
Dr Dixon has over 30 years developing country experience with agricultural research and development, including cropping systems, economics and natural resource management in South, South-east and East Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, working for the CGIAR system and the FAO. He has served as Director, Impacts, Targeting and Assessment at CIMMYT, leading activities on impact assessment, value chains, impact knowledge sharing, systems agronomy and conservation agriculture; and also in various capacities with FAO in their global, regional and country programs. Dr Dixon is a graduate from the University of New England with a PhD (agricultural economics), Masters (natural resources), Masters (economics) and Bachelor in Rural Science.