Associate Professor Ian Patrick

Director, Administration and International Development, IndoBeef - Institute for Rural Futures (IRF)

Ian Patrick

Phone: +61 2 6773 3072



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I have over 20 years experience as a Project Designer, Environmental and Resource Economist and Team Leader in Australia and developing countries (Indonesia, Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Thailand, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and the Philippines). I have significant experience in project design to AusAID and the World Bank standards and have successfully led AusAID Feasibility and Design teams. I have been Team Leader on many long-term (4 year) ACIAR projects and managed research programs, project staff and budget. I have been responsible for community/agricultural survey design, management (including enumerator and data management training) and analysis in developing countries and development of policy to improve market and agribusiness institutions and linkages. I have also played a role in the development of the education sectors in Africa and East Timor.

I have made a major contribution in the area of livestock health economics and evaluated the efficiency of disease control and smallholder development programmes. I have assisted in the development of institutions from the local to the national level and encouraged community ownership and control of development outcomes. I have practical experience in developing appropriate project monitoring and evaluation techniques. In Australia I have worked as regional economist with the NSW Department of Primary Industry (State Department) and consulted with many industry bodies in the agricultural and rural sectors. I am Director of a consulting company – Agricultural and Resource Economic Consulting Services (ARECS).

I completed a PhD in Development Economics in 2000 and am presently employed at the UNE as a Senior Researcher/Project Director at the Institute for Rural Futures (IRF) where I am working at developing UNE's profile in the area of rural market development in developing countries. I am presently Interim Director of the IRF and leading and working on research projects with a total value of over $3 million.

Selected Research Projects

Market-focused integrated crop and livestock enterprises for NW Cambodia
(ACIAR, 2012 - 2016)

Domestic and International Market Development for High-Value Cattle and Beef in South East Cambodia
(ACIAR, 2012 - 2016)

Cost-effective biosecurity for NICPS operations in Indonesia
(ACIAR, 2008 - 2013)

Risk Assessment of Livestock Movements for Disease Transmission in Eastern Indonesia and Eastern Australia
(Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 2008 - 2012)

Selected Publications

Susilowati, S.H., Patrick, I., Iqbal, M. and Jubb, T. 2013. 'The   characteristics of the farm and the farmer that affect the adoption of   biosecurity on smallholder poultry farms in Indonesia'. Livestock Research for Rural Development. 25: Article 88.

Susilowati, S.H., Patrick, I. and Iqbal, M. 2012. 'Measuring and defining the factors affecting adoption of biosecurity on smallholder poultry farms in Indonesia'. Paper presented to the 56th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Perth, 7-10 February.

Patrick, I., Barclay, E. and Reeve, I. 2009. 'If the price is right: farmer attitudes to producing environmental services'. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 16(1): 36-46.

Patrick, I., Marshall, G.R., Ambarawati, I.G.A.A. and Abdurrahman, M. 2010. 'Social capital and cattle marketing chains in Bali and Lombok, Indonesia'.  ACIAR Technical Reports No. 74, ACIAR, Canberra.

Patrick, I., Simmons, P. and Winters, P. 2007. 'Who benefits and how much? An evaluation of contract farming systems in Indonesia', in B.V.S. Prasad and S. Mohanty (eds), Contract Farming: International Experiences. Business Research Centre, ICFAI, Chennai, India, pp. 185-215.