Potatoes Australia Ltd and the World Potato Congress Inc is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Anika Molesworth as a Congress Ambassador of the World Potato Congress, to be held in Adelaide from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Anika Molesworth is a renowned thought-leader in agro-ecological systems resilience, holding a PhD in international agriculture and environmental management. She is a prominent spokesperson driving the conversation on rural climate solutions particularly the critical role of farmers in mitigating climate change.

Anika’s dedication to raising awareness of climate change impacts on farms, and, more importantly, advocating for actions to reduce emissions and adapt to changing conditions, has earned her widespread recognition. Her career has taken her across the globe where she has engaged with farmers and global leaders. Anika is the author of the book “Our Sunburnt Country”. With an ethos to inform, engage, and empower, Anika believes in collaborative work to share ideas and find sustainable solutions.

Anika’s commitment to agriculture and climate advocacy has been well recognised, with numerous awards and accolades to her name.

Dr. Anika Molesworth, “I am honoured to be appointed as a World Potato Congress Ambassador and look forward to working with Potatoes Australia Ltd to further the conversation on rural climate solutions, with a particular focus on the role of potatoes in sustainable agriculture. Together, we can drive positive change and create a more sustainable future for agriculture and our planet.”

Dr. Nigel Crump, Interim Chair of Potatoes Australia, commented on the appointment. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Anika Molesworth as a Congress Ambassador for the World Potato Congress. Her expertise and passion for sustainable agriculture align perfectly with our goals. Potatoes play a vital role in sustainable food production, and we believe Anika’s leadership will greatly contribute to advancing the conversation on rural climate solutions.”

As part of her role, Dr. Molesworth will deliver a keynote presentation at the Congress, addressing the importance of potatoes in sustainable agriculture and their role in mitigating climate change.

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