Every day the world’s population increases by 233,000 people. Add water shortages, a lack of arable land and increased agricultural pests, weeds and diseases – and we’ve got a global food supply that’s under incredible pressure.
To meet this challenging future head-on, we need to inspire the next generation of agricultural visionaries: Our young people. Only by inspiring our youth to pursue careers in science and agriculture can we continue to advance sustainable and modern agriculture and ensure the security of our food future.
The Youth Ag-Summit is a week-long event that serves as a forum for young leaders to discuss opportunities, collaborate and find answers and solutions to the question “How do we feed a hungry planet?”
We provide young and hungry minds from around the world with the opportunity to attend the bi-annual Summit, expenses paid, through an essay contest. The long-term goal is to inspire these delegates to not just think, but to act – becoming global instruments of change.
Two Summits have taken place to date. The first YAS was launched in Calgary, Canada in 2013. After this successful event, the movement continued in the Southern hemisphere, in Canberra, Australia in 2015.
From October 9-13, 2017, young leaders from around the world will gather at the Youth Ag-Summit to discuss ideas, develop a vision and deliver action. If you’re 18-25 and care about our planet’s future, you should be part of this. Send us your thoughts and we might send you to Brussels, Belgium to share them with 100 other bright young minds and leaders.
Official Link: https://www.youthagsummit.com/about/
Deadline: 13 January,2016
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