Posted 16 June
“We are delighted to be welcoming Her Royal Highness back to Harper Adams to share some of the latest work we are doing – and to set out the impact that work is having, both in the UK and globally. "
Scholars from Africa and India taking part in a ten-week sustainable farming course at Harper Adams University are to meet its Chancellor, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal next month.
Her Royal Highness will visit the University’s Future Farm and meet the 2023 Marshal Papworth Scholars during her visit, which will take place on Monday, July 3.
During her time on campus, The Chancellor will meet staff and students to hear more about the work the University conducts on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in its Entomology facilities before meeting this year’s Marshal Papworth Scholars, who will be taking part in a seminar on sustainable agriculture, alongside invited guests.
The Scholars – who began their studies at Harper Adams in May – are from Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia, and were selected by the charity partners of the Marshal Papworth Fund, including ADRA Ghana, Hands Around The World, Leprosy Mission, Ripple Effect, Teyapi4Peace and Tree Aid.
In total, 15 students are taking part in the 10-week short course this year – the highest number so far.
Harper Adams Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ken Sloan, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Her Royal Highness back to Harper Adams to share some of the latest work we are doing – and to set out the impact that work is having, both in the UK and globally.
“We have a record number of Marshal Papworth scholars studying with us to hone skills they can then take back to their own countries and communities.
“The collaboration between the University, the Marshal Papworth Fund, its charity partners and, of course, the students themselves will help make a real difference for hundreds of people in Africa and India.”
We are thrilled to finally be able to share the news that our 15 short course scholars are to meet @HarperAdamsUni Chancellor, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal next month!— Marshal Papworth (@MarshalPapworth) June 21, 2023
This is an incredible honour and opportunity for the Fund, we're all very much looking forward to it! https://t.co/fpEV2hZ9Ep