Virtual Global Focus Programme GFP hosted by Nuffield Ireland 14th - 18th June 2021

Nuffield Ireland hosts virtual Global Focus Programme 2021 for scholars

Nuffield Scholars attended a virtual Global Focus Programme (GFP) hosted by Nuffield Ireland.  Irish Scholars showcased 'Mediating the Future; transforming food systems' 14th - 18th June 2021. The Irish GFP focused on the key pillars of…
Nuffield Scholars 2021: Ray O'Foghlu, Heather Steele, Brendan Crosse, Brian McCarthy and Alex Eivers

Nuffield Ireland announces 2021 Scholars

Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Ireland has selected 5 scholars for the 2021 Nuffield Scholarships The new scholars for 2021 are: Brendan Crosse, Cashel, Co Tipperary. In 2016, Brendan and his brother, Michael, got into farming by establishing…

Nuffield Ireland Scholars to host virtual lunchtime series

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“Lunch and learn” with Nuffield Ireland event supported by MSD Animal Health and AIB Starting on Monday 23rd November, Nuffield Ireland will host a week-long  virtual ‘lunch and learn’ series, hosted by the returning 2019 Nuffield…

Karen Brosnan announced as new Chair of Nuffield Ireland

2019 Nuffield Ireland conference to address agricultures role in growing a healthy and sustainable society Nuffield Scholar, Karen Brosnan was announced as the new Chair of Nuffield Ireland at its AGM last night.  Originally from a dairy…

Joseph Lyng – Value in the market place for Grass Fed dairy products

My initial interest in this topic arose from my daily work in Glanbia and being from a dairy background. As the Irish dairy farming community continues to expand a concern would be that, once processed, our nutritious filled milk would ultimately…

Klaus Laitenberger – The potential of growing Yacon and other Lost Crops of the Incas and Jerusalem Artichoke as crops and functional foods in Ireland

For the last 20 years I have grown and studied a wide range of food crops – many of them still little known in Ireland and even Europe.   The Irish climate is ideal for crop production and yet only a small percentage of organic fruit and…

Tommy Heffernan – A cow centered approach to a modern dairy industry

My Nuffield topic examines how by moving the dairy cow to the centre of the industry creates  a sustainable path forward for the cow, the farmer and the industry. I set out to examine the signals for success in dairy farming, examining the…

Colm O’Leary – Farmer led animal welfare – an opportunity for the livestock industry

Colm’s report explores international research in animal welfare and the case for improving welfare standards on farms. In the years preceding this report, animal welfare has been discussed more and more in the media, largely driven by a growth…

Karol Kissane – Review of perceptions of agriculture in primary school students and opportunities for developments

Karol has spent the last 2 years travelling to the Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, the Philippines, Israel, the UK, Belgium, USA, Canada, Kenya, Italy and Australia investigating how agriculture is being presented to primary school children.…

Nuffield Ireland 2019 GFP networking event – Taking on the Challenge

Every year Nuffield Ireland scholars travel with a group of their peers on a defined study tour.  This element of the scholarship is called the Global Focus Program (GFP) and it aims to do just that – provide a global perspective to the scholars…