Colin De Grussa
Nuffield Australia 2014 Scholarship winner
Colin de Grussa, from Esperance in WA, received a 2014 Nuffield Scholarship, supported by CBH Group and CSBP.
Colin researched how farmers across the globe interact with government for the benefit of their industry.
He works in a family‐owned and managed 2100 hectare farming enterprise, with a 1600 hectare cropping program consisting of wheat, barley and canola. In addition, the operation turns off around 1000 prime lambs a year.
Colin investigated the ways primary producers in other nations are engaging with policy makers, and the role of government in the future of agriculture.
“The intention was to identify how farmers and agribusiness can build strong, positive connections to ensure informed policy decisions are made by our politicians.
“Non‐agricultural lobby groups are increasingly influencing politicians while farmers appear to have lost their ability to influence policy direction,” he explains.
Colin also examined the way farmers and agribusinesses interact with consumers. To complete his studies, Colin visited North America, the UK and a range of EU nations, and met with farmers, lobby groups, politicians and advisors.
Location: Esperance, WA
Telephone: 0427 984 611
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