Jock R. Anderson, Consultant

Jock R. Anderson left his home farm near Monto, Queensland, Australia, to study agricultural science, at the University of Queensland, after which he worked first as an extensionist/agronomist in the private-sector fertilizer industry. He subsequently pursued a PhD in agricultural economics at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia, where he stayed on as a staff member, including as Professor of Agricultural Economics, and Dean of the Faculty of Economic Studies. He joined the World Bank in 1989 where he served as Adviser, Strategy and Policy in the Agriculture and Rural Development Department.

As a retiree he works for various international organizations, including IFPRI and the World Bank, and recently led an evaluation of policy work at FAO. He can be reached at