- Dr Anika Molesworth is a Founding Director of Farmers for Climate Action, a national network of over 5,000 Australian farmers undertaking climate change action.
- Awards include 2015 Young Farmer of the Year, and 2017 Young Australian of the Year NSW Finalist.
- Her ability to engage and inspire others is reflected by the thousands of followers across her social media platforms.
- Author of the new release book, Our Sunburnt Country.
- 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.
- Farmers are key to a better future, TEDxYouthSydney 2017.
- 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.
- Cultivating resilience
Looking after self in order to look after what matters.
Anika is an incredible up-and-coming Australian leader. She bridges the gap, as no one else quite can, between women, farming, science and activism. She is able to speak in an insightful way about the challenges faced both at the personal and global levels, using storytelling, evidence and personal perspectives in a compelling way. She has a magnetic presence as a speaker and presenter and is able to simplify complex topics and inspire her audiences with clear takeaways. Anika is the face of our future.
Having called on Anika to moderate or speak at a range of both our physical and online NextGen events around food and nutrition security, I did so with great confidence for our recent National Science Week event. Anika presents with knowledge, passion and purpose and is an accomplished communicator who is able to judge her audience to pitch her address accordingly. She is also very organised and quick to respond to requests for info, so is a delight to work with!
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 Molesworth is a passionate, knowledgeable and articulate speaker on how climate change affects farming and farming communities in Australia. Her story comes from personal farming experience and academic research. The audience senses that she knows what she is talking about. I highly recommend her to conferences focusing on agriculture, food security, climate change and the future of rural Australia.
Past Australian Chief Scientist
[Anika’s] work on sustainable agriculture is inspiring and directly contributes to the success of tens of thousands of our members directly involved in agriculture. We have been thrilled with the event feedback, much of which has included a request to bring Anika back... When you get an ‘encore’ and you’re a super fund something has gone right. Anika is a delight to work with and we hope to continue to work with her in the future.
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
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.
We were very grateful to have Anika as guest speaker at the Sydney 2019 Women for the Environment Breakfast. Her insights as a woman, a farmer and a sustainability advocate are incredibly honest and uplifting. Her dedication towards a collaborative and adaptable approach for complex issues are what makes her an extremely compelling presenter.
Anika shared her passion for a sustainable agriculture at the Ag to 2030 Brave New World Conference in 2018. She challenged thought leaders in mainstream Australian agriculture and gained their respect as a credible voice in how a changing climate is impacting Australian primary production systems.
Ag Institute Australia
It was a pleasure to engage Anika Molesworth as a presenter during the National Farmers’ Federation Towards 2030 Leadership Program in Canberra in 2018. Anika is a most engaging speaker; honest and reflective, open to feedback, happy to share her challenges and successes and very generous with her learning and advice.
Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
[We were] transfixed by Anika Molesworth and her passionate presentation. This wasn't like any conference presentation, this was truly passionate and heartfelt. It was a privilege to listen. Walking away inspired.
Anika Molesworth presented at the Rural Leadership Dinner of the 28th Marcus Oldham Leadership Course. The purpose of the talk is to present to participants examples of people who are taking up leadership roles in rural communities and to reflect on the attributes and characteristic required for change leadership. Anika represented all these attributes and more. Her discussion on the issue of human induce climate change, its effects on farming communities, and what we can do was inspiring. Her ability to engage and define an inclusive vision, in what can be at times a divisive issue, was exceptional and demonstrated all the leadership qualities that we are looking for in our rural leaders.
Marcus Oldham College
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
Her presentation was inspirational and resonated so well with her audience. From the minute I asked her, Anika was an absolute pleasure to work with and I consider it a privilege to call her a colleague. Our planet has a chance with people like Anika fighting for it.
24 Hours of Reality
Anika is one of Australia’s younger generation of farmers most impressive voices. She recognises the importance of action on Climate Change in ensuring our farming future and the importance of engaging all Australians in the climate change action journey.
ANU Climate Change Institute