Atherton Martin "is both President of the Caribbean Conservation Association and Executive Director of The Development Institute, in which capacity he has advised various national, regional and international institutions. He served as chair of the Development and Planning Corporation of the Dominica government from 1995-97 and has twice served in the country’s cabinet, as Dominica’s Minister of Agriculture in the 1970s and as Minister of Agriculture, Planning and the Environment in 2000. From 1983-91 he ran the Caribbean program of The Development GAP, after developing a Caribbean program for the American Friends Service Committee. An agronomist, he has worked with small farmers and producer cooperatives, served as General Secretary of the Dominica Farmers Union, and helped establish and managed Farm-to-Market, Ltd.“ 
- Director, Development Group for Alternative Policies
- International Advisory Council, International Labor Rights Fund
- ”Biography”, Accessed January 2007.