The next Youth Ag Summit will take place from 4 to 6 November 2019 in Brasilia, Brazil. The application period will run from 17 September 2018 until 10 January 2019. We will announce the names of the 100 selected delegates in May 2019.
Brazil. Home to 209 million people. Location of the world’s largest tropical rainforest. A thriving economy rooted in agriculture. What better place for the next generation of leaders to tackle the challenges of our changing world?
Brazil currently ranks as the world’s fourth biggest food producer, exporting almost half of all sugar and soybeans, and a quarter of all coffee. A thriving agri-tech scene is propelling the country’s agricultural sector forward, whilst steps have also been taken to preserve the country’s vast natural resources. Under the Forest Code, for instance, it is now mandatory to conserve native forests and protect riverbanks and springs.
The 2019 Youth Ag Summit will take place in the country’s purpose-build capital, Brasilia. Despite being less than 60 years old, this city has already been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to Brazil’s federal government as well as over 120 foreign embassies, it is an ideal location to welcome the next crop of global agvocates who will shape the future of food.
Want a head start on your application? Between 17 September and 1 October we’ll be posting four clues on our social media channels which can help you gather extra points for motivation. Collect the answers to each riddle, then include them in your application under Part 2. Good luck!
Facts about Brazil
- Population: 209,077,000
- Area: 8,515,770 km²
- Currency: Real (R$)
- Language: Portuguese
- GDP: 2.139 trillion USD (8th)
- Agricultural land: 32.9%
- Forest: 61.9%
- Agricultural products: coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus; beef
Agribusiness in Brazil accounts for:
- 1/5 of the total jobs in Brazil (19 million)
- 25% of the GDP
- 46% of the country’s exports