Thomas Fitz Randolph was appointed director of a CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish (CRP 3.7) in November 2011. An agricultural economist, Randolph formerly led an ILRI team within ILRI facilitating effective participation of resource-poor smallholder livestock keepers in markets, including improved access to appropriate inputs, services, knowledge and technologies, as well as organizational and output market strategies. His research interests at ILRI previously included animal and human health issues and impact assessment. Before joining ILRI in 1998, he conducted policy research at the Africa Rice Centre (WARDA) in West Africa. He holds PhD and MSc degrees in agricultural economics from Cornell University (USA).