Dr Charles Howie
Dr. Chales Howie is the adviser to the Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Resources at An Giang University (AGU), An Giang Province, Vietnam, and Visiting Fellow of the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, England. In 2011, he gained his PhD in the area of political ecology. He has been a Lecturer for over fifty years because he believes learning, in a broad sense, is a key determinant of personal happiness and well-being. One of his research interests is in agriculture in tropical deltaic areas and particularly how the main deltas in Asia, the site of much food production, will adapt to climate change. Another interest is in the power relationship between farmers and the state, and how this will play into addressing the challenges posed by climate change. Currently he is working with colleagues at AGU to revise a curriculum for crop science so that graduates will emerge from the university with a real practical knowledge of crop cultivation and be fit to face the challenges that lie ahead. In this role he has an opportunity to combine his professional knowledge and skills in education with his research interests.