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Dr Anika Molesworth

As a young, female farmer tackling the world’s biggest challenges, Dr Anika Molesworth is smashing the status-quo and inspiring thousands through engaging and empowering conversations and actions. Her infectious optimism and inspiring message have led her to meet royalty and global political leaders, taking her around the globe, including to Antarctica.

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Testimonials for Dr Anika Molesworth

“Anika was an amazing and inspirational speaker. Her story resonates with many across the country, and to hear it coming from such a young, passionate mind is something which the audience loved. From the moment I invited her to speak at the NT Soil Symposiums, Anika was easy to engage and communicate with, and was dedicated to making her presentation as perfect as it could be for the expected audience. Across the entire week, she met with the audience during lunch breaks, and was more than happy to have a discussion on the future of soil, farming, the climate, and Australia.”

Northern Territory National Resource Management

 

"Her presentation title aptly named 'Fighting for Love' was inspirational, passionate, educational and powerful!! Anika was a pleasure and a true professional to work with from the time of initially contacting her."

Global Smart Energy Summit

 

"Anika was an absolute pleasure to have involved in the National Climate Emergency Summit. She was reliable and responsive in the leadup to the event. As a presenter, Anika was engaging and informative, easily linking her personal perspective and experience to the impacts of climate change on rural communities in Australia and more broadly. Her contribution to the panel discussion was insightful, uplifting, and important, and we had lots of positive feedback on the session with Anika being the stand out for many people in the audience."

National Climate Emergency Summit

 

“Anika moderated the ‘Disrupting Climate Change’ conference session at Global Table 2019. She was fantastic at leading the panel of international industry leaders including exceptional policy makers, corporations, innovators and activists who are dedicated to helping the agri-food sectors meet the new challenges ahead. Anika lead the discussion on how collaborations in both public and private sectors hold the key to ensure global food security and achieve sustainable development. Anika was terrific to work with; collaborative and responsive and the session was well researched and delivered on the day. We are looking forward to working with Anika at Global Table 2020.”

Global Table

 

"Anika is a very confident and engaging speaker. She explained complex topics clearly such as drivers of climate change, the impacts on agriculture and adaptation strategies. It is so inspiring to hear her tell the stories of young people in rural NSW and motivate others to get involved and take action to help to protect our environment.”

Office of Environment & Heritage

 

“I was impressed by Anika’s positivity about the future and her message about taking action. She is warm, passionate and inspiring in her message about the future of agriculture and young people.”

Geography Teachers Association

Dr Anika Molesworth Travels from NSW
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Dr Anika Molesworth's Biography

Farming researcher and future shaper Dr Anika Molesworth is a thought-leader of food systems resilience, a researcher in international agricultural development and a sought-after keynote speaker.

Anika’s interest in agricultural resilience was prompted by witnessing a decade-long drought on her family’s sheep farm in New South Wales, Australia. From this point, she began a career in seeking how to build resilience in fragile farming systems and has worked hard at promoting and advocating for sustainable agriculture and vibrant rural communities. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science specializing in Agribusiness, a Master of Sustainable Agriculture, and a PhD with the Centre for Regional and Rural Futures.

As a young, female farmer tackling the world’s biggest challenges, Anika is smashing the status-quo and inspiring thousands through engaging and empowering conversations and actions. Her infectious optimism and inspiring message have led her to meet royalty and global political leaders, taking her around the globe, including to Antarctica.

Anika has a great interest in climate change and promoting actions to mitigate emissions and adapt to changing conditions. In 2014, she established Climate Wise Agriculture as a knowledge sharing platform, with a modus operandi to facilitate multi-direction flow of information and skill transfer regarding climate change and farming.

Anika is a Founding Director of Farmers for Climate Action, a farmer-led organisation that advocates for climate solutions which support rural communities. It is a network of over 5,000 Australian farmers and is recognised as a global exemplar of grassroots community actions having national impact

Working for the past six years on Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research projects, Anika has developed expertise in Southeast Asian farming systems with some of the world’s poorest farmers. She translates this academic knowledge into easily understandable and relatable messages that enthuse and empower urban audiences.

Communication and collaboration have always been central in Anika’s work ethos as she endeavours to share the farming story – both the successes and the challenges. Her ability to engage and inspire others is reflected by the thousands of followers across her social media platforms (@AnikaMolesworth). Her new book is to be published in 2021. Appearing frequently on radio, in newspapers and magazines, and on television, Anika helps to spread awareness and motivation to a wide audience, engaging them with warmth, honesty and compelling storytelling.

 

Awards include:

2015 Young Farmer of the Year

2016 Al Gore Climate Reality Leader

2017 Young Australian of the Year NSW Finalist

2017 NSW Young Achiever Award for Environment and Sustainability

2018 Winner Green Globe Awards Young Sustainability Champion

NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Award for Agricultural Innovation

350.org Youth Champion for Sustainability

2019 Women of Style Future Shapers Award

Australian Financial Review as a Woman of Influence

Speaking Topics Include

It’s not game-over it’s game on: The frontline of climate change impacts and solutions

Feeding the future: Innovation in the food and farming system

Empowering people: Rural communities stepping up to global challenges

Advocating for a better world: Intergenerational equity and climate change