Farmer, Agro-ecologist, Speaker
It was the decade-long Millennium drought on her family’s farm that spurred Anika's interest in climate change, and how to create a sustainable and vibrant food system. With a PhD in agricultural systems, she is a recognised thought-leader of agro-ecological resilience and a passionate science communicator. Anika is an advocate for sustainable farming, environmental conservation and climate change action. She is a director of Farmers for Climate Action, a movement that puts farmers on the front lines of climate change and at the front and centre of the solutions. She lives on her family’s farm in far western NSW. Anika was named the 2015 Young Farmer of the Year, was the 2017 Young Australian of the Year NSW Finalist. In 2018 she was awarded the Green Globe Awards Young Sustainability Champion, and in 2019 she was named a Future Shaper by InStyle and Audi, and a Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review.