Ridley Nelson is the author of the book Echoes From Far Lands

He has British and Australian citizenships and lives in America. He has lived in England, Australia, Egypt, India, Tanzania, Kenya and America and has visited ninety-five countries. In his youth, he worked as a jackaroo on sheep properties in Australia and took a working passage on a merchant ship. Over his career he worked as an agriculturalist and agricultural economist for several organizations including two commercial companies, the World Bank and a British overseas aid program. Now in semi-retirement he works as a rural development and project evaluation consultant.

He sails a Laser dinghy, is a fly fisher and surf fisher, and continues an amateur interest in elephants and wildlife management. While he has authored published professional reports and papers, Echoes From Far Lands is his first book,

He writes poetry, more for the creative challenge than for publication, but three have been published. He has been a guest lecturer on a cruise ship.

He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Laila, an American citizen originally from Afghanistan.

He is available to give talks about subjects covered in the book, particularly about smallholder farming in Eastern Africa, African pastoralists and the Maasai tribe, and elephants.

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