Growing out of hunger

Growing out of hunger

Providing students from developing countries scholarships in agricultural development
so that they and their fellow countrymen can benefit from a more sustainable future.

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those living in rural
communities in
developing countries.

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One year scholarships at
UK-based agricultural and horticultural universities and colleges.

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Our Scholarships

Providing opportunities for students from developing countries

We help students from developing countries to grow themselves out of hunger so that they and their fellow countrymen benefit from a more sustainable future. We do this through providing agricultural and horticultural scholarships.

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Our scholarship placements take place within the UK at leading agricultural and horticultural education institutions; an approach that we believe offers advantageous experiential learning.

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10-week Short Course

This course has been designed specifically for students who can [...]

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The Masters Programme

Each scholarship provides education for a one year course. We [...]

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How to apply for the MSc programme

Applications for our Masters scholarships are made directly to one of our partner universities/colleges. To find out how you can apply, please view the checklist and guide.

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Marshal Papworth graduate uses prestigious scholarship to expedite food security project

Marshal Papworth graduate uses prestigious scholarship to expedite food security project

In Kenya, Vincent Ekapolon, graduate of the Marshal Papworth 10-week short course in sustainable agriculture, is quickly progressing his project in ‘Climate Smart Grain Amaranth for Food, Income and Nutrition Security in Busia, Kenya’ since returning from a scholarship at Harper Adams University, Shropshire, UK. A seed technician from Western Seed Company Ltd talks through […]

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Agricultural students from developing countries begin Masters courses in the UK with Marshal Papworth Fund scholarships

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Inspiring visit to Northamptonshire mixed farm for global sustainable agriculture students

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East of England agricultural development charity jump starts learning for this year’s scholars

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Marshal Papworth scholar helps reduce post-harvest losses to reduce food insecurity in Ghana

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It was a really informative and inspirational day yesterday for our Masters students as we headed to @DeenePark for an Estate tour with Mark Coombs, Estate Manager.

Covering adding value, natural resources, circular economy & more, thank you for your time, Mark and the team!

We're pleased to share this update from our alumnus Peter Musinguzi, as he published a book: 'Social Enterprises as a Revitalization Strategy for Rural Communities'

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781003280620-7/social-enterprises-revitalization-strategy-rural-communities-peter-musinguzi-nicolette-larder-derek-baker

Well done Peter!

#Scholarship #RuralEmpowerment #development #nonprofit #charitytuesday

At @UniofReading, Shabrina has been busy working on a study group project about consumer behaviour on a future genetically modified (GM) #chocolate.

Shabrina conducted Focus Group Discussions on how GM crops might be tools for reducing global #Food insecurity & #malnutrition.

Please don't forget that until tomorrow, 29th Nov, our amazing friends at @SchoffelCountry are donating £5 from every online sale to us at Kids Country to help us reach even more #primaryschool children with our #Food #farming and #countryside events!

Happy shopping, thank you!

Well, it's been a busy old week for one of our Masters scholarship students, Patrick, at @WrittleOfficial
🥬 Transplanting lettuce into an #aeroponics system
🌻 Look at current horticultural practices at @RHSWisley
👔 Presenting on sustainability & circular economics

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Chrissy Moyo

The Marshal Papworth short course has really influenced my future goals because I am now motivated to keep updated with new innovations and farming technologies through online agriculture courses, whilst continuing to deliver this knowledge to communities in Malawi

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David Edache

To the next Marshal Papworth scholars, I openly advise you to take full advantage of the lifetime opportunity the Marshal Papworth Fund offers. The scholarship is unique in a way that it not only gives you an opportunity to take home an MSc degree, but to make a lifetime network of incredible people.

Harper Adams University Nigeria

Florence Achieng Agunda

In the UK I learned so much about farming from visiting other farms and speaking to farmers, and I’m pleased to encourage this with my training groups. I have also benefitted from my fellow Marshal Papworth alumni; we constantly exchange ideas and the performance of different practices, which means I can make sure I am […]

Harper Adams University Kenya

Isaac Kankam-Boadu

The Marshal Papworth Fund scholarship has indeed opened up several opportunities for me and served as a springboard for me to achieve greater heights and help more people to ‘grow out of hunger’. I have become a more confident and assertive person. I am therefore excited to be a contributor to the Marshal Papworth Short […]

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John Wani

Before going to the UK, my dream was to visit progressive and successful farms and indeed this came true through the various visits organised by the Marshal Papworth Fund and the University of Reading. These visits greatly enhanced my knowledge of the farm production systems in the UK and how many farmers have transformed the […]

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Ramatu Saaka

I was able to train on organic farming at Harper Adams University and the field trips that the Marshal Papworth Fund arranged to supplement our learning were key in providing me with the skillset and confidence to educate farmers in my community

ghana Harper Adams University

Samuel Sahr Saffa

My Marshal Papworth scholarship opened a window of opportunity to visit different agricultural production sites and factories as supplementary visits to my studies, which definitely inspired and challenged me to translate those examples into workable solutions in Sierra Leone.

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Shakeb Nabi

Thanks to Marshal Papworth Fund for giving me the opportunity to learn, grow, contribute and help me take leadership roles in this sector. Following my Marshal Papworth scholarship, the quest for learning created a desire within me, which led me to do other Masters studies focusing on humanitarian aid, conflict and peacebuilding across three universities […]

India University of Bradford

Solomon Edwards Ojiambo

I was humbled to receive a Marshal Papworth scholarship. Your investment in my education has not only improved my life and that of my community but also those across the country. As a little boy, I watched my mom struggle to improve our nutrition through subsistence small scale faming just like all the other families […]

Bangor University

Susan Kumwenda

Receiving a Marshal Papworth Fund scholarship has really helped me; very reputable organisations entrust me with different activities especially project evaluations, whilst as an agricultural entrepreneur, I registered an agri-tech company which deals with the production and marketing of maize, groundnuts and soya. Many thanks to the organisers and sponsors of this prestigious Scholarship, allowing […]

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