Call for Applications, The Youth Ag Summit 2019 in Brasilia, Brazil


Deadline:  10 January 2019
Open to: young leaders aged 18-25 (as of 3 November 2019), who are interested in agriculture, international development, environmental stewardship, food security, biotechnology or farming
Venue:  4 – 6 November 2019 in Brasilia, Brazil

Description

Our planet faces the challenge of feeding an expanding population – predicted to reach almost 10 billion by 2050 – with fewer resources than ever. To do this in a sustainable manner, new solutions are needed. Ideas and innovations that take into account the day-to-day realities of farming, agricultural production and food consumption. Ideas that will transform today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities. We believe that, as the agricultural leaders of tomorrow, young people should be at the forefront of these efforts.

The Youth Ag Summit is a global forum where young leaders can collaborate to develop sustainable solutions for food security and global agriculture, and work towards becoming global instruments of change. The Summit is organized by Bayer.
The Summit takes place every two years, with previous editions having been held in Canada (2013), Australia (2015) and Belgium (2017). The next edition of the Youth Ag Summit will take place in Brasilia, Brazil from November 4 – 6, 2019.

Eligibility

100 young leaders aged 18-25 (as of 3 November 2019), who are interested in agriculture, international development, environmental stewardship, food security, biotechnology or farming, will be selected to participate in the Summit. They are expected to come to the table with an appetite to advocate for agriculture, a concrete project idea, and a desire to make a lasting impact on food security. The delegates will be supported throughout the Summit by external mentors and Youth Ag Summit alumni.

Costs

The costs for attending the Summit are covered by the Youth Ag Summit organizers. These include: flights, transportation, accommodation, and catering during the event. Any other travel costs unrelated to Youth Ag Summit activities will not be covered by the organizers.

Application

We are thrilled that you are interested in joining us at the next Youth Ag Summit taking place in Brasilia, Brazil from November 4 to 6, 2019! To apply, please complete the form below.

You will need to share the following information as part of the application process, so please keep to hand:

  • Your contact details and personal information
  • A high-quality portrait picture (this doesn’t need to be formal)
  • A 3-minute video explaining why we should choose you! Please upload this as a private video to YouTube and share the private link with us in Part 4 of the application. Get further guidance on what we’re looking for here

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section

The official web-page.