Essay Contest to Win Your Way to '17 Youth Ag Summit

The third annual Global Youth Agriculture Summit will be held from October 9 to 13, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

The 2017 summit is hosted by Bayer and two Belgian young farmers associations, Groene Kring and Fédération des Jeunes Agriculteurs. Canada will send four selected candidates to the summit, two of which will be chosen through an essay contest that closes Friday, January 13, 2017.

About 100 young delegates from around the world will share ideas, develop solutions, and engage in an open discussion on one of the world’s most challenging questions: How do we feed a hungry planet sustainably?

To apply, young people aged 18 to 25 are asked to submit an essay on the underlying causes of food insecurity and the effect it can have on a growing population. The essay question is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ability to demonstrate original ideas and passion to help shape the future will be the key selection criteria for the Youth Ag-Summit. Applications are being accepted online untilJanuary 13, 2017. Find out more about the application process and the Summit at www.youthagsummit.com.

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