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2015 Global Youth Ag-Summit

August 24, 2015 - August 28, 2015



By 2050, there will be more than 9 billion hungry people in the world and less farmland and resources than there’s ever been. The solutions are keenly debated both in rural and urban society. We believe there is a need for young leaders to be engaged in finding sustainable agricultural solutions to the growing global need for safe, nutritious food.

On August 24-28, 2015, 100 young leaders from around the world will gather at the Global Youth Ag-Summit in Canberra, Australia to discuss ideas, develop a vision and deliver action.

An initiative of Bayer CropScience, the Summit will be held in 2015 in conjunction with Australia’s only national youth agricultural network “Future Farmers Network” (FFN) Australia. Operating since 2002, Future Farmers Network connects and supports young Australians involved in all facets of agriculture and provides members with access to the latest news, events, scholarships, wards and information from across all aspects of the Australian agricultural sector. This key partnership shows Bayers commitment to the future of Australian agriculture.

What’s your vision on how to feed a growing world population?

Young people aged 18-25 who are personally, professionally and academically interested in agriculture, food security, environmental and social stewardship, were asked to outline their ideas on the causes, impacts and possible solutions to global food security in a 1,500 words essay. The ability to demonstrate original ideas and passion were key selection criteria for the Youth Ag-Summit. Comparing the situation of food security in their home countries as well as the global state played a vital role in this context.

Almost 2,000 essays from 87 countries reached us, written by dedicated young people with a passion for agriculture and inspiring thoughts. Out of that number, 100 bright young minds were chosen to attend the Youth Ag-Summit this year in Canberra, Australia to make a change.


August 24, 2015
August 28, 2015


The Realm
Canberra, ACT Australia


Bayer CropScience