Nuffield Australia 2015 Scholarship winner
Ben Haslett, from Murtho in South Australia, receives a Nuffield Scholarship supported by Horticulture Australia Limited, using voluntary contributions from industry and matched funds from the Australian Government. He will investigate how rural communities can secure the information, infrastructure and representation required to be competitive in a world market.
Ben manages his family business growing, packing and marketing citrus, almonds, wine grapes and stonefruit for both domestic and export markets on approximately 100 hectares of planted area. Additionally, they contract pack and market citrus for other growers and run a contract mechanical almond harvesting service.
Ben will use his scholarship to investigate better mechanisms for the primary production sector to interact with decision-makers and key stakeholders.
“While regional communities can often become frustrated with ineffective policy, poorly-directed research or inadequate consultation, it is equally true that Government often feels frustrated when trying to engage with the rural sector.
I want to look at how can we be best represented in a powerful yet cooperative manner for the good of our regions and Australia as a whole,” he explains.
He will visit Spain, France, China, UK, USA and the Netherlands during his travels.
Location: Murtho, South Australia
Mobile: 0438 317 559
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