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Communication is key to helping support smallholder farmers in Uganda, says current Masters student Vincent

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...

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Vincent leads ‘Stop HIV Stigmatization and Discrimination amongst young people’ campaign

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. Vincent’s...

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Marshal Papworth Fund statement on Covid-19

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...

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Agricultural development student shares conservation agriculture skills with over 2,300 farmers in Malawi

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...

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Marshal Papworth Masters student works to improve sanitation in Nairobi slums

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. Lilian-Omoga-Thesis-Report-2020Download Lilian-Omoga-Cranfield-posterDownload

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Agricultural development students support their studies with visit to Rutland farm

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 UK. The nine students were hosted by Percy, Tre and Tom Gilman,...

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Are we going any further? Contemplating the impacts of livelihoods-conservation initiatives in Uganda

Are we going any further? Contemplating the impacts of livelihoods-conservation initiatives in Uganda

Summer 2018 blog post from Peter Musinguzi: I was brought up by and have lived with poor people in the rural village near the border of Kibale National Park (NP) in Uganda. I witnessed the Eviction of people from Mpokya in 1992 which was annexed to the Kibale NP when I was young. At home, we housed a few evicted individuals for a while...

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Case study – Mesfin Abebe, Ethiopia

Case study – Mesfin Abebe, Ethiopia

Name:    Mesfin Abebe Country:   Ethiopia Course:   MSc Communication for Innovation and Development University:   University of Reading Mesfin has provided us with an update of everything that he has been doing in Ethiopia since his Marshal Papworth scholarship in the 2014/15...

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Case study – Jenica Beatriz Dizon, The Philippines

Case study – Jenica Beatriz Dizon, The Philippines

Name:    Jenica Beatriz Dizon Country:   The Philippines Course:   MSc Water and Sanitation for Development University:   Cranfield University Jenica has recently shared her Masters research exhibition at Cranfield University. Title:  The circular sanitation economy in India: A comparison of two business models involved in the enterprise...

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International students visit the farming Fen in quest to help developing countries grow out of hunger

International students visit the farming Fen in quest to help developing countries grow out of hunger

A group of 11 international Masters students from Africa and Asia visited the Fens this week as part of their agricultural scholarships funded by the Marshal Papworth Fund, where a day with Michael Sly at his 1,750ha Park Farm, Thorney, focused on the critical role that the use of the latest technology, effective crop rotations, management of the 158...

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