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 […]
Agricultural development charity, the Marshal Papworth Fund, welcomes six new students from Indonesia, Malawi, Nigeria, and Uganda to begin their Masters studies at leading agricultural universities in the UK, after securing scholarships with the Fund. The six chosen scholarship recipients join a Marshal Papworth Fund alumni network of over 220 students, all from developing countries, […]
“I first heard about the Marshal Papworth Fund from one of my bosses at Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. Since Malawi is such an agriculturally dependent country, I decided to widen my skills and knowledge in land based business planning and management, and crops and livestock production, which are integral part of my farming duties.”
“I initially heard about the Marshal Papworth Fund through the University of East Anglia whilst I was looking into studying a master’s course in the UK. The Marshal Papworth Fund is the only charity that provides students like me with the funding to fulfil our academic wishes.”
Susan Kumwenda was a Marshal Papworth Fund scholarship recipient for the 2012-13 university year, studying for an MSc in Communication for Innovation and Development at the University of Reading, where her dissertation focused on tackling ‘banana bunchy top virus disease’ and how farmers viewed control of the disease.
Name: Samuel Sahr Saffa Country: Sierra Leone Course: Masters in Agriculture and Development 2016-17 University: University of Reading Leaving Sierra Leone in 2016, Samuel studied for his Masters in Agriculture and Development with a Marshal Papworth Fund scholarship at the University of Reading, using his studies to set up an agricultural company to help bring […]
Now working as an Assistant Education Officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Guyana, Samantha uses her Marshal Papworth-funded learning to provide technical direction towards sustainable solutions for accessing education and promoting life-long learning.