Nuffield International Farming Scholars inspires people to make a difference in the world of agriculture.

With a history that dates back to 1947, this global scheme is focused on growing the most critical resource the agriculture industry has: people.

The Nuffield International Farming Scholars program is a unique global network of farmers and agri-professionals that focuses on:

Nuffield International is a non-profit body that provides over-arching support and governance for Nuffield Farming Scholars member nations, along with associated countries where the Nuffield program is taking shape.

We believe that agriculture is the foundation of a stable society, and that in order for agriculture to be dynamic, remain competitive, and serve society, we need leadership and expertise from those in the industry. The work done by Nuffield International supports the development of individuals in agriculture around the world, giving Nuffield Scholars the confidence, knowledge, and network to step up as leaders at home and on the global stage.

Nuffield Scholars are creating new knowledge, providing thought leadership, and giving counsel to agricultural organizations at all levels. Increasingly, these dynamic and curious agriculturalists are also stepping up to address the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations (UN) has created a global platform to address sustainable development, including the adoption of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. These goals form the foundation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and provide a roadmap for countries to address poverty, fight inequalities, tackle climate changes, and ensure across all efforts that no member of society is left behind.

Given the mission and focus of Nuffield International to provide a global framework for leadership, cooperation, and development in the world of agriculture, our commitment to sustainability is embedded in our core beliefs.

Through our engagement in global agriculture, the efforts of our organization and the efforts individual Nuffield Scholars directly advance multiple SDGs due to the interconnected nature of them. In order to achieve zero hunger (SDG2) through the production and distribution of food, agriculture also plays a lead role in education, land management, poverty alleviation through the creation of employment, is continually innovating and providing essential infrastructure for regional communities and in many places in the world is the key sector providing economic growth and opportunity for them.

Within the organisational strategy for Nuffield International we have established goals to foster leadership in economic, environmental, and social sustainability in global agri-food. We believe these goals align themselves with the SDGs and global actions to address sustainable development. Therefore, we are committed to capturing the relevance of the insight and research Nuffield Scholars are generating and contributing this new knowledge as part of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) efforts to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

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Latest News

21/05/2020 - New Partnership Announced with World Farmers Organisation (WFO)

WFO announces strategic partnership with Nuffield International Rome, Italy, May 21, 2020 - The World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) and Nuffield International Farming Scholars have joined forces...

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06/04/2020 - Meet the 2020 Nuffield International Scholars

Four new Nuffield International Scholars have been named, and Nuffield Japan Associate announces their first Scholar Nuffield International is pleased to announce the selection of four farmers a...

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31/03/2020 - Jim Geltch AM, to retire as CEO from Nuffield International

Jim Geltch AM, 1986 Australian Nuffield Scholar and Chief Executive Officer of Nuffield International, has formally retired, effective 1 April 2020. Jim has served in this current role since 20...

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23/01/2020 - Nuffield International Announces Bayer as Global Strategic Partner

Nuffield International recently announced an investment made by Bayer to be a Global Strategic Partner. The Bayer partnership will focus on supporting Nuffield International events like the annual ...

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27/09/2019 - New Nuffield International Scholar Report Released -

Murilo Betterallo, a 2017 Nuffield International Scholar from Brazil, recently completed his report outlining his travels and exploration on agtech and innovation around the world. Read his report ...

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28/08/2019 - 2019 Nuffield International Tour Explores Agriculture, Culture in 4 African Countries

A group of Nuffield Farming Scholars and guests participated in a 24-day excursion to explore agriculture, agribusiness, policy, and culture in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. You can read m...

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