Andrew J. Bennett

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Dr. Andrew John Bennett "is the Former Executive Director of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. He is President of the Tropical Agricultural Association (UK) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for International Forestry Research, Indonesia.

"He was formerly Director: Rural Livelihoods and Environment for the British Department for International Development where he was responsible for advice to UK Ministers on policy and programmes in the fields of livelihoods, natural resources, environment, sustainable development and research.

"He has over 35 years experience in international development and disaster management, having worked in development programmes in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and the Caribbean. He also has extensive experience of international negotiations on natural resources, research, environment and development.

"He has a Doctorate from the University of Cranfield, a Masters Degree from Reading University, and a Diploma in Tropical Agriculture from the University of the West Indies. He is a member of the Council of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George." [1]

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  1. Andrew Bennett, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, accessed April 30, 2008.