World Potato Congress Announces Dr. Anika Molesworth as WPC24 Ambassador and Leith Forrest as Congress MC

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Leith Forrest, Congress MC at World Potato Congress 2024

Leith Forrest, Congress MC at World Potato Congress 2024

May 21, 2024

World Potato Congress has announced the appointment of Dr. Anika Molesworth as a Congress Ambassador and Leith Forrest as the Congress MC of the World Potato Congress to be held in Adelaide from June 23rd to 26th, 2024.

Anika Molesworth is a renowned thought-leader in agro-ecological systems resilience, holding a PhD in international agriculture and environmental management. 

She is a prominent spokesperson driving the conversation on rural climate solutions particularly the critical role of farmers in mitigating climate change. 

Anika's commitment to agriculture and climate advocacy has been well recognised, with numerous awards and accolades to her name. 

Nigel Crump, Interim Chair of Potatoes Australia:
 

"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Anika Molesworth as a Congress Ambassador for the World Potato Congress. Her expertise and passion for sustainable agriculture align perfectly with our goals."

"Potatoes play a vital role in sustainable food production, and we believe Anika's leadership will greatly contribute to advancing the conversation on rural climate solutions."

As part of her role, Dr. Molesworth will deliver a keynote presentation at the Congress, addressing the importance of potatoes in sustainable agriculture and their role in mitigating climate change. 

 

Anika Molesworth, Ambassador at World Potato Congress 2024

Anika Molesworth, Ambassador at World Potato Congress 2024

Leith Forrest is best known as the number 1 rating night time announcer at FIVEaa radio in Adelaide. He has worked alongside Chris McDermott and Little Heroes Foundation (the charity partner of the World Potato Congress 2024) for 20 years hosting a number of their events each year.

Leith Forrest:
 

"Meat and potatoes kid” his entire life. He’s certainly played his part in this thriving industry. We are delighted to have Leith join us and his connection to Little Heroes Foundation makes the partnership even more significant."

The team are working hard behind the scenes putting together a fantastic program. They look forward to welcoming you all to Adelaide in June, there is still plenty of time to register.

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