Youth Ag-Summit 2015 in Australia Calls for Participants

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Applications are now open for those interested to attend the Youth Ag-Summit in Canberra, Australia in August 2015. The conference […]

Applications are now open for those interested to attend the Youth Ag-Summit in Canberra, Australia in August 2015. The conference is a unique opportunity for young leaders aged 18 to 25 around the world to hear from global opinion leaders, create a vision and deliver actions to “Feed a Hungry Planet”. The costs of attending the summit are entirely covered by the organizers, including visa, flights, accommodation, transportation and catering.
Participants should be personally, professionally or academically interested in agriculture, food security or environmental and social issues. In order to take part in the conference, young people must submit an essay outlining their ideas on the causes, impacts and possible solutions to global food security. The ability to demonstrate original ideas and passion will be the key selection criteria for the summit.
Essays must be maximum 1500 words in length and must address the essay question posted on the summit’s official website. The question asks the participants to describe the underlying causes of food insecurity and the effect it can have on a population, using their own city or country as a point of reference. Essays must be uploaded in Microsoft Word format to the online essay submission portal at www.youthagsummit.com. Chosen participants will be notified on Feb. 28.
The Youth Ag-Summit movement started in Canada in 2013, together with the youth development and empowerment organization 4-H Canada and will continue in Australia in 2015 in partnership with the Future Farmer Network of Australia. The key driver for this conference is the fact that the world’s population is increasing by about 233 000 people each day, and is projected to grow from 7.2 billion people now to 9.6 billion by 2050.
Eligible candidates must be nationals or permanent residents of the following countries:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, PR China (including Hong Kong), Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam.

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