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Youth Ag-Summit -- Essay application

On August 24-28, 2015, young leaders from around the world will gather at the Global Youth Ag-Summit to discuss ideas, develop a vision and deliver action.
If you’re 18-25 and care about the planet’s future, send your thoughts and get the opportunity to go to Canberra, Australia to share them with 100 other bright young minds and leaders.

How it works

Young people aged 18-25* who are personally, professionally and academically interested in agriculture, food security, environmental and social stewardship, can submit an essay outlining their ideas on the causes, impacts and possible solutions to global food security. Your ability to demonstrate your original ideas and your passion will be the key selection criteria for the Youth Ag-Summit. Essays of 1,500 word (maximum) should address the essay question below;

*Please download the Application Guidelines, which contains full information about the application submission format, participant criteria and submission method.

Essay question

In the next 40 years, it is projected that the world population will grow from 7 to about 9 billion, yet for many different reasons, 1 billion people today still do not have enough safe and nutritious food to eat. Demand is rising while resources are dwindling. Solutions are strongly debated across rural, urban and international communities.

Using your own village, town, city or country as your point of reference, tell us what you think are the underlying causes of food insecurity, and the effect it can have on a population, both at a local and global level.

Based on this, explain what changes to agricultural or food chain practices, or personal and community behaviors could help solve these issues to create a more sustainable local and global society.

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