The Pineapple Story
A team from the Marshal Papworth Fund committee were delighted to visit the Blue Skies factory in Nsawam, Ghana, as part of their measuring impact visit. Here Blue Skies process pineapple and other premium cut fruit for UK supermarkets, as well as fruit juices for the local market. The Blue Skies factory is a good example of an added value supply chain...
Lockdown as an international Marshal Papworth scholarship student
Current Marshal Papworth global development scholarship student Caroline Gathoni Wanjohi Macharia, from Kenya, has, alongside her scholarship colleagues, been called to finish her Masters degree in MSc Communication for Development in less than normal circumstances. Here Caroline shares what the last few months have been like for her at the University...
Marshal Papworth alumni leads innovation in drylands post-harvest technology in Asia and Africa
Fifteen years after completing his Marshal Papworth
funded MSc in Post-harvest Technologies, Srikanth Rupavatharam, from India, is
now leading key digital agriculture research projects at scientific research
non-profit organisation, the International Crop Research Institute for the
Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India.
First students from Botswana and Vietnam join Marshal Papworth Fund alumni
Now providing agricultural scholarships to students
from 29 developing countries worldwide, this year’s cohort of nine Masters
students includes Onalenna Bosilong, from Botswana, and Tien Thi Ha Le, from
Onalenna from Botswana
Botswanan Onalenna is studying for an MSc in
Integrated Pest Management at Harper Adams University. She says:...
Communication is key to helping support smallholder farmers in Uganda, says current Masters student Vincent
Vincent is studying for an MSc in Communication for Development at the University of Reading, and it’s great to hear how much his course has benefited him and his ability to be a communicator of sustainable farming in his home country of Uganda.
Vincent says: “Term time has been very helpful to me in the line of communication and...
Vincent leads ‘Stop HIV Stigmatization and Discrimination amongst young people’ campaign
Current Masters student Vincent de Paul Ogwang from Uganda, has shared his ‘Stop HIV Stigmatization and Discrimination amongst young people’ campaign plan with us, as part of his Marshal Papworth funded scholarship. Vincent is a student at the University of Reading, where his scholarship is an MSc Communication for Development.
Marshal Papworth Fund statement on Covid-19
The Marshal Papworth Fund committee, along with our short course partners Harper Adams University, have made the sad decision to cancel this year’s Short Course in Sustainable Agriculture, held from May to July, due to the Coronavirus threat.
Whilst this was something we desperately wanted to avoid
where possible, the short course would usually...
Agricultural development student shares conservation agriculture skills with over 2,300 farmers in Malawi
Chrissy Moyo, from the Chikwawa district of Malawi,
has successfully trained over 100 lead farmers in her community, including 48%
female lead farmers, following her scholarship funded by global agricultural
development charity, the Marshal Papworth Fund, which is managed by the East of
England Agricultural Society. These lead farmers have subsequently...
Marshal Papworth Masters student works to improve sanitation in Nairobi slums
Marshal Papworth student Lilian Omoga, from Kenya, has shared her thesis in ‘Understanding the role of informal pit emptiers in the circular economy for sanitation in Mukuru slums, Nairobi’.
Lilian has been studying for her MSc in Community Water and Sanitation at Cranfield University.
Agricultural development students support their studies with visit to Rutland farm
Agricultural Development students from across Africa
and Asia visited a 1,459ha mixed farming enterprise in Rutland as the first of
several farm visits that the Marshal Papworth Fund will organise over the
academic year, to complement their scholarship-funded Masters studies here in
The nine students were hosted by Percy, Tre and Tom