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Dr. John Cimmyt Dixon

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Employment History


  • Bachelor , Rural Science
    University of New England
  • PhD , agricultural economics
    University of New England
  • Masters , natural resources
    University of New England
  • Masters , economics
    University of New England
58 Total References
Web References
Helping poor farming families in Southern Laos | ACIAR, 10 Feb 2011 [cached]
ACIAR's Cropping Systems and Economics Program Manager Dr John Dixon expects the research project to improve rural livelihoods by raising and diversifying household incomes, reducing seasonality and risk, while also overcoming critical crop and livestock production and marketing constraints.
Agriscape Press Release, 25 April 2004 [cached]
There are just no attractive alternatives at present that can give them a return anywhere near the return opium gives," said John Dixon of FAO's Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Service.
The participation of local communities in assessing and developing alternative income opportunities will be crucial to ensure local ownership and to address constraints to implementation before adopting these activities and promoting them beyond the initial project areas.
"We are training people on the ground - from village level up to national political level," said Dixon.
Re-establishing post-harvest processing capacity for selected traditional Afghan products such as high-quality nuts and dried fruits offers one opportunity for improving livelihoods, according to Dixon.
"The moment you build up local processing activities, you create jobs.This can give poor farmers off-farm income opportunities that can help lift them above the poverty line and provides cash for agricultural inputs," he said.
According to Dixon, a host of interventions will be needed to ensure sustainable progress in the fight against poppy production: restoration of infrastructure, health and education facilities, power, communication, law and order, to name a few.
"It won't happen overnight, but building up production, marketing and processing capacity will help re-establish acceptable income-generating alternatives.Coupled with effective law enforcement, initiatives like this can contribute to gradually reducing dependence on the drug crop," said Dixon.
"This project is a point of departure," he added.
Chapter 23: Developing a new paradigm for impact assessment at CIMMYT | Institutional Learning and Change Initiative [cached]
by Roberto La Rovere, John Dixon and Jonathan Hellin
An IA framework for use by practitioners (Box 2) was drawn up and discussed in the workshop (for details see La Rovere and Dixon, 2007).
This showed the direct impacts of stem rust on yield, grain quality, and grain prices, and ultimately on the local economy, food security, livelihoods, and in some cases, the national economy and global markets (see La Rovere and Dixon, 2005, for details).
The workshop stimulated a continuous learning process on the effective implementation of IA and integrated work among CIMMYT programmes, which strengthened the IA capacity of scientists from regional and cross-disciplinary programmes. According to participants, one of the workshop's key benefits was the opportunity to reflect on IA experiences; on individual, programme, and regional capacities for IA; and on their understanding and definitions of 'impact'. The process, outcomes and need for follow up were shared in a workshop report (La Rovere and Dixon, 2005).
La Rovere, R. and Dixon, J. 2005.
La Rovere, R. and Dixon, J. 2007.
Roberto La Rovere ( is an Impact Specialist, John Dixon ( is a Director and Jonathan Hellin ( is a Poverty Specialist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), El Batan, Mexico.
ILAC: ILAC Collaborators, 7 Sept 2008 [cached]
John Dixon, Director Impact Targeting & Assessment ProgramE-mail:
Staff directory | ACIAR, 30 Mar 2012 [cached]
Dr John Dixon Research Program Manager/Senior Advisor, Cropping Systems and Economics Principal Regional Coordinator, South & West Asia and Africa
Dr John Dixon Phone: +61 2 6217 0531
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