Anika Molesworth Keynote Speaker
- Founding Director of Farmers for Climate Action
- Youth Champion for Sustainability
- Al Gore Climate Reality Leader
Anika Molesworth's Biography
Dr Anika Molesworth is a thought-leader on the future of food and climate change, author and speaker on sustainability and climate change.
Anika Molesworth’s interest in agricultural resilience was prompted by witnessing a decade-long drought on her family’s sheep farm in New South Wales, Australia. She began a career in building resilience in fragile farming systems and works 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.
Her debut book, ‘Our Sunburnt Country‘, will be hitting bookshelves on August 31st. In the book, Anika explores the causes of – and the solutions to – the extreme weather that was killing her land and her livelihood. She outlines how we can protect our land, our food and our future, it is within our grasp.
As a young female farmer tackling the world’s biggest challenges, Anika Molesworth is smashing the status-quo and inspiring thousands through engaging and empowering conversations and actions. Her infectious optimism and inspiring message have attracted the attention of global political leaders and taken 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 Molesworth is also 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).
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.
- It’s not game-over, it’s game on: Climate change impacts and solutions – In this eye-opening and inspiring presentation, Anika helps audiences to break down the enormity and complexity of climate change. She educates audiences on understanding the lates climate science, engages them with personal stories of those on the frontlines of climate impacts, and empowers audiences to help create a better future.
- Feeding the future: Innovation in the food system – From paddock to plate, Anika demonstrates where changes need to be made to transform the food system into one that is good for people and the planet, and can cope with a rapidly growing population. She informs of the risks of the modern food system, identifies the cracks and how to fix them, and presents an alternative future food system – and how you can help make it.
- Empowering people: Communities stepping up to global challenges – Individuals, businesses, community groups, and everything in between – we all need to shift our mindsets and behaviours to address the global challenges. Anika demonstrates why confidence, collaboration and inspiration are crucial for changing the world for the better and provides tips for building a movement, sustaining progress, and individual empowerment for good causes.
- Advocating for a better world: Voices for change – How can we remain resilient in the face of criticism and self-doubt? In this keynote, Anika shares advice on how to be visible and ensure personal longevity – both essential for making positive change. Using her experiences, she demonstrates how to know your values (and use them), how to foster nurturing and collaborative mindsets and how to step up as leaders and make large-scale impact.
- Cultivating resilience: Looking after self in order to look after what matters – Tackling big issues such as climate change, food security and community stability requires resilient mindsets and work environments that help us to thrive. To avoid becoming overwhelmed, Anika shares her wisdom on how to build on skills such as adaptability and resilience, and the importance of being kind to yourself and others.