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Welcome to our latest edition of Enuff, the third this year, all of which we hope will help to keep you updated on our latest operational activities, scholar insights, scholar news and upcoming events.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Enuff and on behalf of the staff and the Trustees we wish all Alumni and Investing Partners a great Christmas and New Year!

The Team at Rural Leaders

A Quarterly Update from the GM

NZ Rural Leadership Trust (NZRLT)

Anne Hindson, General Manager Rural Leaders

In this December update, Anne provides a snapshot of the Rural Leaders NZRLT activities for the last quarter.  

Read Anne’s full update here.

Anne Hindson
General Manager

2020 Scholars

2020 Scholars pictured from left to right: Phil Weir, Tracy Brown, Edward Pinckney, Shannon Harnett, Ben McLauchlan

We were delighted to announce in November our 2020 Scholars who reflect a real diversity in background and sector interests, including Dairy Farming, Agriculture and Horticulture, Dry Stock, Sheep, Beef & Grazing and Viticulture.

Read the Scholar bios here.

What is the future?
Global insights from 2019 Scholars

After a year of travel and global learning experience, our 2019 Scholars have returned home with interesting insights and opinions.

Click on the Scholar photos below
to hear what each of our scholars have to say about the challenges facing both the global and domestic agri-food sector.

Cam Henderson Energy the next ag evolution?
Corrigan Sowman Food producers in pressure cooker
Hamish Murray Bridging the communication gap
Ben Hancock - Farm societies have common issues
Hamish Marr Attacking the noblest profession

Nuffield NZ Conference – 20 – 22 March 2020 Presenting Scholars

The Nuffield New Zealand Conference will feature 2018/19 presenting scholars and their topics followed by robust debate and discussion.  Find out more about the presenting scholars topics here.

2018 Presenting Scholars and their topics

Click on the Scholar photos below to access their reports.

Andy Elliot - Research Topic: Exporting Aotearoa - A new business model for nutrition & health focused export companies
Kate Scott - Research Topic: Enabling better environmental outcomes in agriculture
Simon Cook - Research Topic: On-Farm Biosecurity. The Importance of the Farm Gate
Solis Norton - Research Topic: Energy use in NZ’s primary food production chains & a transition to lower emissions
Turi McFarlane - Research Topic: Farm planning for a sustainable future
2019 Presenting Scholars and their topics

2019 Scholar reports are not yet available online

Cam Henderson
Food, Fibre and Fuel?Exploring opportunities to farm energy to profitably reach Net Zero Carbon

Corrigan Sowman
Understanding how pressure impacts farmer decision making

Hamish Murray
Developing and leading effective self-managing teams

Ben Hancock
Mind the Gap: bridging divergent stakeholder values

Hamish Marr
Can we farm in New Zealand without Glyphosate and other synthetic chemicals?

Nuffielders in the News

Recently the following  Nuffield Scholars, Mat Hocken, Mel Poulton and Lucy Griffiths featured in the news for their recent achievements and new appointments:

  • Matt Hocken – wins 2019 Rabobank Emerging Leader Award
  • Mel Poulton – appointed as NZ’s Special Agricultural Trade Envoy, Minister for Trade & Export Growth
  • Lucy Griffith’s – appointed to the Independent Investment Advisory Panel (IAP) for Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (SFF Futures).  

Find out more about their achievements below:

Nuffield2020 International Conference and Triennial

There is now just over three months until New Zealand hosts the Nuffield2020 International Conference and Triennial. Thank you for all your support in helping to promote this event. We are very excited about the programme we have put together with lots of fantastic visits, speakers and experiences for our delegates and partners. The numbers registered have already exceeded our expectations. We still  have plenty of room for more people to attend and we’d love to have as many New Zealanders join us as possible. So if you are still thinking about attending all or part of the conference there are lots of options available over the 11 day programme. View the programme here.

Nuffield International Agribusiness Summit

The Nuffield International Agribusiness Summit programme is being regularly updated with new speakers. As the Summit is open to the wider agri-sector, we hope that  you can continue to promote this fast paced one day event to your wider networks.
Check out our great line up speakers at the Summit

Michael Taylor, Chairman Nuffield2020

Registrations received so far:

NuffieldNZ Conference
Agribusiness Summit
Triennial part one
Technical tours

2020 NZ Rural Leaders Calendar of Events

International Market Study Opportunity
Expressions of Interest

NZ Apples & Pears and Massey Business School are calling for expressions of interest for the Executive International Horticultural Immersion Program (Exec IHIP) which is scheduled to run from 25th Jan to 7th Feb 2020.  The programme provides emerging leaders, executives, and growers the opportunity to follow the selected horticultural value chains into key European markets. 

The program will immerse participants in world’s best practice systems, collaboration, innovation, and consumer and market trends through Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany.  The program will finish at Fruit Logistica, Berlin. 

Click here for more details about the programme or contact Erin Simpson erin@applesandpears.nz , Hamish Gow h.r.gow@massey.ac.nz and Emma Boase e.boase@massey.ac.nz for more information regarding the program.

Our programmes work in partnership with some of New Zealand’s leading agribusiness organisations – click here for more.​