Alan Duncan biography

Alan Duncan is Principal Livestock Scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). His research focuses on the adoption of feed solutions by smallholder farmers. While in Ethiopia he developed a wide-ranging research program on various elements of livestock system functioning with an emphasis on livestock feeding systems. He has also worked extensively on multi-stakeholder processes to facilitate livestock sector innovation

In addition to ILRI activities, he undertakes a range of consultancy assignments including for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, IFAD, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. He previously worked at the Macaulay Institute (now James Hutton Institute) in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. He is Visiting Professor of Livestock and Development at the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security and the University of Edinburgh.

He received his Ph.D. in Livestock Nutrition from the University of Edinburgh and M.Sc. in Animal Production from the University of Aberdeen.

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