Nuffield Scholarship for a Ricegrower

Summary

A Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship is focussed on developing the practical, managerial and commercial capacities of the recipient to enable them to be better farmers and to make a significant contribution to the future of the Australian rice industry.

Program

Rice

Research Organisation

Nuffield Australia

Objective Summary

If Australian agriculture is to compete and succeed internationally, Australian farmers need to lead the world in best practice. They need to recognise changing consumer preferences, adopt new technologies and production practices, and maintain the sustainability of their operations. In a “citycentric” world, Australia needs farmers with a global view who can articulate the needs of the agricultural industry – particularly in an age where fads and emotion often dictate policy. Nuffield Australia, through the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Program, is committed to equipping farmers with the knowledge they need to meet this goal. The Objectives of this project are as follows: To build the capacity of the rice farming sector to overcome the challenges of a global and internationally competitive environment through the provision of support for a Nuffield Farming Scholarship for a rice farmer. The scholarship comprises both organised and individual study components. The study tours develop the bonds between the new scholars so that they can network and develop friendships that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. The development of the group dynamics and personal development are key outcomes from the scholarships. Scholars gain a thorough understanding of the global influences acting on their industries and build capacity to deal with new opportunities and change within their industry and own business.

Project Code

PRJ-007707

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Project Completion Date

Monday, April 30, 2018

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

RIC-Extension, sustainability and human capital

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