The ripple effect of growing people I 2022 Nuffield Scholars & Chris Parsons

We are excited for you to meet the three emerging food and fibre sector leaders who have been awarded the 2022 Nuffield New Zealand Farming Scholarships.

This group comes from the most diverse range of backgrounds we have seen in recent times and each of the scholars brings talent, passion, perspective, and a track record of performance. 

Covid 19 restrictions mean this year’s scholarship recipients’ formal awards ceremony at Parliament, will be delayed until February 2022, when Minister O’Connor will award the scholarships in person.


In this episode, you will meet the 2022 Nuffield New Zealand Farming Scholarship recipients along with CEO for the New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust (NZRLT), Chris Parsons as this week's Change Makers.

Parmindar Singh, a Waikato based Dairy Farm Manager, Company Director, and recent master’s graduate. 

Anthony Taueki, a horticulturalist from Hawke’s Bay, Tū Te Wana Kaiako at Fruition Horticulture, and a Councillor for the Youth Food and Fibre Network. 

Completing the trio is Wellington-based Lucie Douma, Principal Adviser for the Ministry for Primary Industries. Lucie is a master’s graduate from Oxford’s Mansfield College and

from a Southland farming background along with CEO of Rural Leaders, Chris Parsons.

For more on the 2022 Value Chain Innovation Programme:

Rural Leaders have made the decision to shift the Value Chain Innovation Programme date from Mid-January to May next year.

For more information on the programme and how to apply:

Thanks to our mates at Farmlands Co-Operative for partnering with Sarah's Country this season