David Moore Award
This fund was established, with contributions from family, friends and colleagues, in memory of the late David Moore.
David was the first Programme Director, as well as the first Secretary to the Trustees, of the Arkleton Trust. Prior to his untimely death in 1983 at the age of 41, he had devoted his career to work on rural development, first with Oxfam and the UK United Nations Association, and finally with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
With proceeds from the fund’s investments, an award is made to a young person engaged in the study of rural development and social change in Europeand/or the Third World. The award is intended to enable the recipient to supplement academic course work with some practical investigation or research in poor rural areas, leading to a report or dissertation.
Since the fund’s inception, more than 25 young people have received an award, which is now normally made biennially. Details of the Awardees are given below:
|Year||Scope of the Award||Case Study|
|Joanna Attridge||1994||Undertake fieldwork on the concept of "guanxi" or connections in relation to the importance of kinship networks for China's future development|
|Sarah Pocknell||1993||Rural development and social change in the Upper West region of Ghana|
|Shona Wynd||1993||Carry out field research into family planning methods in Nigeria|
|Hanna Scrase||1992||Timber production in Brazil|
|Nicola Matthews||1991||Work in Nepal|
|Julia Aglionby||1990||An assessment of different fishing techniques on the Isle of Kei Kecil (Indonesia)|
|Sharon Truelove||1989||An assessment of the social and economic impact of the EEC's Agricultural Development Programme in the Scottish Islands|
|Minquan Liu||1988||To travel to China to finish gathering data for his dissertation on work incentives under the commune and new responsibility system in China|
|Andrew Catley||1987||To take part in a project undertaking work on tick-borne diseases in Zambia|