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Applications open for 2019 Youth Ag Summit in Brazil

Reading Time: < 1 minute Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Youth Ag Summit in Brazil. The event, sponsored by Bayer, brings together 100 young people aged 18 to 25 from across the globe to develop solutions on how to feed a hungry planet in a more sustainable manner. The first summit took place in Calgary in 2013 and […] Read more

Youth Ag-Summit: Granddaughter of the revolution

Youth Ag-Summit: Granddaughter of the revolution

Grainews/Country Guide field editor Lisa Guenther meets with Norman Borlaug’s granddaughter Julie Borlaug. Norman Borlaug, who died in 2009, is credited with starting the “green revolution” of the 1960s. In this video, the younger Borlaug talks about the activities of the institute that now bears his name — and what she sees as the future […] Read more

Youth Ag-Summit: Mentoring future farmers

Youth Ag-Summit: Mentoring future farmers

Grainews’ Lisa Guenther spoke to organizers at this week’s Youth Ag-Summit in Canberra, Australia about why mentoring future farmers is important — and what they expect the summit’s youth delegates to take away from the event.

Youth Ag-Summit delegate Samba Ouma of Kenya, giving his acceptance speech Thursday night. (Lisa Guenther photo)

Youth Ag-Summit: Two to represent at UN meeting

Two delegates from the 2015 Youth Ag-Summit will be jetting to Rome in October to take part in a meeting of the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security. Australia’s Laura Grubb and Kenya’s Samba Ouma were selected from 80 nominees. Ouma and Grubb are now charged with presenting the Canberra Youth Ag Declaration — […] Read more

(Lisa Guenther photo)

YOUTH AG-SUMMIT: Food challenges in focus

Feeding the nine billion-plus people expected to be living on our planet by 2050, from a land base that’s not expected to get any bigger, is the question posed to young “thought leaders” at this year’s Youth Ag-Summit. Grainews and Country Guide field editor Lisa Guenther is in Canberra this week for the event, hosted […] Read more