Be part of the change!

By 2050, there will be around 10 billion hungry people in the world and less farmland and resources than there’s ever been. The solutions are keenly debated both in rural and urban society. We believe there is a need for young leaders to be engaged in finding sustainable agricultural solutions to the growing global need for safe, nutritious food.

Only by inspiring our youth to pursue careers in science and agriculture can we continue to advance sustainable and innovative agricultural practices and ensure the security of our food future.

That’s why Bayer, together with the two Belgian youth ag-organisations Groene Kring and Jeunes Agriculteurs, is hosting the third Youth Ag-Summit in Brussels, Belgium, in 2017. From October 9–13, 2017, young leaders from around the world will gather for the Youth Ag-Summit to discuss ideas, develop a vision and deliver action.

Brussels in Belgium represents the heart of Europe. Here, all governments, multinational companies, civil society and media take a seat at the table to shape the continent and beyond.

Have a look at our video from the 2015 Youth Ag-Summit in Australia – an inspiring week full of intellectual challenges, sharing ideas, and building international friendships:

Essay Contest

To be considered for participation, young people aged 18-25 who are personally, professionally and academically interested in agriculture, food security, environmental and social stewardship, were invited to submit an essay of 1,500 words on the topic of food insecurity. A total of 1,187 essays from 95 different countries were submitted. Click here to read more on the application process.