Camilla Toulmin (born 1954 in Melbourne) is a British economist and current Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Her career has focused on policy research about agriculture, land, climate and livelihoods in dryland regions of Africa. She is on the board of trustees of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas.
Education and career
Toulmin is the daughter of the philosopher Stephen Toulmin, is married to Sir Mark Jones, and has three children. She has a BA degree in economics from Cambridge University, an MSc in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a DPhil in the economics of Malian dryland farming households from the University of Oxford. Her DPhil was completed in two years, and used data collected while running a research programme in Mali. From 1987 to 2002, she managed IIED's Drylands Programme, and in February 2004 she became the Institute's Director.
Toulmin's fifty most recent publications are available to download from IIED's publications database.
- J.Pretty, C.Toulmin, S.Williams (eds.). 2011. Sustainable Intensification: Increasing Productivity in African Food and Agricultural Systems. London: Earthscan.
- Toulmin, C. 2009. Climate Change in Africa. London: Zed Books. ISBN 978-1-84813-015-9
- C. Reij, I. Scoones, C. Toulmin (eds.) 2006. Sustaining the Soil: Indigenous soil and water conservation in Africa. London: Earthscan. ISBN 1-85383-372-X
- B.Wisner, C. Toulmin, R.Chitiga. (eds.) 2005. Towards a New Map of Africa. London: Earthscan.
- C.Toulmin, P.Lavigne Delville, S.Traoré (eds.) 2002. The Dynamics of Resource Tenure in West Africa. London: Earthscan.
- I. Scoones, C. Toulmin. 2001. Policies for Soil Fertility Management in Africa. Sussex and London: IDS and DfID.
- Toulmin, C. 1992. Cattle, women, and wells: managing household survival in the Sahel. Oxford: Clarendon.