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Marshal Papworth – Growing out of hunger

At Marshal Papworth 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 and helping students to develop practical skills and valuable knowledge to share within their local communities in order to meet future food needs for generations to come.

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

The first students to benefit from our work began their studies in 2002 and since then over 215 scholarships have been awarded to applicants from around the world.

Marshal Papworth Fund short course scholarship – Class of 2019’s sustainable farming projects

At the end of their 10 week short course BTEC in Sustainable Farming, our 11 scholars were keen to share the projects that they plan to start as they touch down in their home countries of Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Malawi.

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Caroline Gathoni Wanjohi Macharia

Country – Kenya

Reading University

Course – MSc Communication for Development

Caroline is single. She attended Kenya Methodist University – Qualification Business administration on marketing major – Degree.

Caroline currently works for the Cereal Growers Association in Kenya as a Marketing and Communications Manager. Her roles and responsibilities are:

  • Farmer mobilization for collective action in, lobbying and advocacy
  • Organising communication and public information activities for farmers
  • Media relations airing farmers issues through the media
  • Publishing a farmers magazine aimed at improving agricultural practices
  • Stakeholder engagement aimed at maintaining the desired brand reputation for the Cereal Growers Association

Caroline would like to continue working for Cereal Growers Association when she goes home. She would use her newly gained experience and knowledge to set up a stronger lobbying and advocacy unit. Farmers in Kenya are negatively exploited and would like to change that by challenging the current policies and systems through lobbying and advocacy for farmers, especially small-scale farmers.  

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

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Our own tailor-made practical demonstration farmer course.

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