Nuffield International and Nuffield Zimbabwe are excited to announce that Philip Weller of Mazowe, Zimbabwe, has been selected as a 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholar. Phil represents the first Nuffield Zimbabwe Scholar since the country’s program was paused in 2002. Phil is the managing director of Tonsberg Farming, a vertically integrated horticulture company with breeding/genetics, marketing, and logistics capabilities in the cut flower space. While on his Nuffield scholarship, Phil plans on exploring Integrated Pest Management (IPM) efforts around the world, with a focus on the contribution of IPM plans to sustainable agriculture practices.
Phil Weller (third from right), and the 2019 Nuffield International Farming Scholars, are recognized by Nuffield International board chair Kelvin Meadows (Canada) at the organization's annual Contemporary Scholars Conference in Ames, Iowa, USA in March.