FoodHQ is delighted to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships for young professionals and postgraduate students with food/agriculture related interests to attend the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) conference in Rotterdam in June 2020  (https://ifama2020.org/) and participate in the IFAMA Student Case Study competition. 

Click here to see if your are eligible to apply.

The case study competition is held on the Sunday, June 23rd and involves teams from all over the world working on a given case study with very relevant global food and agribusiness issues, devising various solutions to its problems and then presenting the results of their analysis, the options and their chosen strategy to a panel of judges. It is a unique experience and one that previous participants from NZ have thoroughly enjoyed being part of. The opportunity to get to know the competition and see how different geographies unbundle the same case differently is a special global experience.

We are seeking high-calibre applicants who are future leaders in agrifood from a diverse range of backgrounds.  Prof Nicola Shadbolt from Massey University and several Mentors with experience within the agrifood sector will coach the case study competition entrants as well as accompanying the group throughout their visit, providing insights and further learning as appropriate.

We will also be arranging an in-market experience consisting of visits to interesting agrifood businesses in Europe as part of the programme.  It is likely that this will consist of 3-4 days prior to the conference.  Scholarship winners will also have the option of extending their visit to Europe to pursue their own itinerary or joining some or all of the International Horticulture Immersion Programme that will be running a course in Europe and Asia starting shortly after IFAMA concludes.

The scholarship includes return flights to Europe, transport related to the in-market experience, accommodation and conference fees.  Scholarship recipients will need to be able to cover other costs (including those related to visas/passports, meals, spending money) themselves.

Attached is a guide to the scholarships and an application form.  If you or someone you know is interested then please check your eligibility using the flowchart within this document, and if you do qualify then please complete and return the application form and your CV by the 27th Jan 2020.  Please note the requirement for Young Professionals to have completed their most recent university-level studies no earlier than June 2017 and for Postgraduates to have been still enrolled in a course in Dec 2019.

Please feel free to pass this information through your networks across NZ who you think may be interested – there is no restriction on where the applicants are or have studied.

If you have any questions please contact:  Abby Thompson, 021 774 864, abby@foodhq.com.

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