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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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New Chairman appointed at international agriculture education charity

New Chairman appointed at international agriculture education charity

Concluding a highly successful four year term as Chairman of the Marshal Papworth Fund committee, James Parrish is handing over the reins to Tom Arthey, farming consultant and Marshal Papworth Fund committee member. Outgoing Chairman James is a member of the East of England Agricultural Society and has been involved with the Marshal Papworth Fund since...

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Marshal Papworth students set to make a difference

Marshal Papworth students set to make a difference

Twenty graduates from the Marshal Papworth Fund scholarship programme are on their way back home having completed their studies in the UK. The students, 13 from the tailored 10-week Short Course and 7 from the Masters programme are now equipped and ready to disseminate their new knowledge and skills to fellow countrymen. They will join the growing army...

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A ‘Taste of Africa’ in the heart of East Anglia

A ‘Taste of Africa’ in the heart of East Anglia

On Thursday 2 July the movers and shakers in the East of England agricultural sector gathered to celebrate the achievements of the Marshal Papworth Fund Short Course and Masters students. The evening was hosted in a replica African village built by the students, and guests were treated to authentic steel drum music and food from the continent. During...

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African farmers arrive for summer studies

African farmers arrive for summer studies

The Marshal Papworth Fund has welcomed 13 students from across the African continent to the UK to complete the Marshal Papworth 10-Week Short Course in agriculture at Shuttleworth College. The students all work in-country for charities Self Help Africa and Farm Africa or West Africa Farms, Senegal, and their roles range from agricultural technician...

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Education and farming commit time to charity

Education and farming commit time to charity

The Marshal Papworth Fund has strengthened its strategic and governing committee with the addition of two new members, Matthew Studdert-Kennedy and Matthew Naylor, who bring a wealth of knowledge of education, agriculture and teaching to the current team. Matthew Studdert-Kennedy has lectured in agriculture and associated subjects at Shuttleworth College...

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From local vet to international livestock consultant

From local vet to international livestock consultant

Over 80 percent of Uganda’s population live in rural areas, with agriculture providing a livelihood for 72 percent of the economically active population. 23 percent of Uganda’s gross domestic product originates from agriculture, making it a major contributor to poverty reduction. Born in Akaoidebe, north Uganda, Paul Opio saw the struggle that...

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