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Agricultural graduates set to change lives through sustainable farming

Agricultural graduates set to change lives through sustainable farming

Fifteen graduates from the Marshal Papworth Fund scholarship programme are heading home at the end of their studies in the UK, taking back to their eight home countries sustainable farming skills to help their communities to farm more productively and sustainably, fulfilling the agricultural charity’s vision to help developing countries grow themselves...

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Conservation agriculture showcase for African students at Courteenhall Farms

Conservation agriculture showcase for African students at Courteenhall Farms

This year’s cohort of Marshal Papworth short course students were treated to an example of conservation agriculture at its best at the 3000 acre Courteenhall Farms, Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, where farm manager Charlie Reynolds, pairs precision agriculture with conservation to work towards the enterprise’s aim of excellence in business and...

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Students from Africa discover the Great Fen Project

Students from Africa discover the Great Fen Project

Seven agricultural students from African countries have visited the Great Fen Project at its sites on Woodwalton Fen and near Ramsey to learn about the impact of conservation and how they can transfer those learnings to sustainable farming plans in their own countries. The students, who are currently half way through their 10 week practical agricultural...

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Marshal Papworth student attends workshop on Air Pollution in Emerging Mega-Cities

Marshal Papworth student attends workshop on Air Pollution in Emerging Mega-Cities

Kenyan student Peter Okoth, currently studying for an MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, has returned from representing the UK in the British Council and Newton Fund Early Career Researchers’ (ECR) workshop in Kenya exploring ‘Air Pollution in Emerging Mega-Cities’ and presenting his...

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Marshal Papworth welcomes its 184th agricultural student from developing countries

Marshal Papworth welcomes its 184th agricultural student from developing countries

Marshal Papworth Fund, a UK based agriculture-education charity, has welcomed its 184th student as part of this year’s intake of seven students from developing countries, extending the opportunity for communities to grow themselves out of hunger.   Marshal Papworth Fund coordinator, Sandra Lauridsen, commented: “We know from studies that the...

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Marshal Papworth agriculture graduate trains over 1000 young Africans in under a year

Marshal Papworth agriculture graduate trains over 1000 young Africans in under a year

Marshal Papworth, a UK based agriculture-education charity, is helping to close the African agricultural skills gap and combat youth unemployment, by providing students from developing countries with scholarship placements at leading agricultural and horticultural education institutions in the UK.   This year, one Marshal Papworth graduate alone...

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UK education partnership to boost sustainable farming practices in Africa

UK education partnership to boost sustainable farming practices in Africa

Marshal Papworth has teamed up with Moulton College in Northampton to further develop its work in building sustainable farming skills in communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The Charity, which works with lead farmers and agricultural extension officers from Africa to advance their knowledge and practical skills, will partner with Moulton College, one...

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International charity brings a ‘Taste of Africa’ to the East of England

International charity brings a ‘Taste of Africa’ to the East of England

On Thursday 30 June, VIPs from the agricultural, not for profit and education sectors came together to celebrate the achievements of the 2016 Marshal Papworth Short Course and Masters students. The event saw the unveiling of the 2016 African village, built by the students, and provided an opportunity for guests to engage with the students and learn...

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UK educational charity’s students impact the lives of over 15,000 farmers and their communities in Africa

UK educational charity’s students impact the lives of over 15,000 farmers and their communities in Africa

Agriculture is essential for sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth, employing over 65 percent of the continent’s labour force and accounting for 32 percent of gross domestic product. UK charity, Marshal Papworth, is educating individuals from developing countries in sustainable agricultural techniques, so that they can return to their home countries...

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Leading UK vegetable manufacturer teaches international students the secrets to success

Leading UK vegetable manufacturer teaches international students the secrets to success

Seven agricultural students from the Marshal Papworth Fund Masters programme were given the opportunity last month to learn about large-scale manufacturing processes from one of the UK’s leading carrot and parsnip suppliers, Alan Bartlett & Sons. The Marshal Papworth Fund provides scholarships to students from developing countries to enable them...

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