The third edition of the Youth Ag-Summit has kicked off in Brussels, organised by Bayer and featuring 100 bright young talents from around the world.
The summit aims to tackle one of humanity’s biggest challenges: how to feed a growing population in a more sustainable manner.
Organised together with Belgian young farmers associations Groene Kring (GK) and Fédération des Jeunes Agriculteurs (FJA), the summit is looking to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger, achieve food security, and promote sustainable agriculture.
Delegates from 49 countries, ranging in age from 18 to 25, will work together to generate innovative, sustainable and actionable solutions to global food security challenges. Their mission is to come up with concrete new ideas which can drive agricultural progress across the globe and be put into practice back home.
"For the UN SDGs to be reached, everyone needs to do their part," said Liam Condon, member of the board of management of Bayer AG and president of the Crop Science Division. "By inspiring our youth to advocate for science and sustainable agriculture, we hope to tap into the creativity of great young minds to help solve a major societal challenge.
"The Youth Ag-Summit is always a hotbed of enthusiasm, creative thinking, and innovation - I look forward to seeing what projects will emerge this year," he added.