Meet the Youth Ag Summit Delegates

Fighting rural poverty is everybody's mission

Based in São Paulo, 2017 Youth Ag-Summit delegate Paulo Palma Beraldo is a journalist with newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo and the editor of De Olho No Campo blog, where he writes about agribusiness in Brazil. Here, he shares what he learned covering his first UN conference at the International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome.

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Thought For Food 2018 – Apply Now!

For anyone passionate about feeding a hungry planet, the next Youth Ag-Summit in Brazil might seem like a long way off – so in the meantime, what about setting your sights on an alternative challenge?

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Taking the YAS energy into 2018

We’re still in the mood for welcoming 2018 – and with a new set of days ahead to make a difference, there’s no time like these first weeks of the year to get started on a new project! For me, this year begins with the impetus of experiencing an amazing, life-changing event just a short time ago. It’s been three months since the Youth Ag-Summit ended, but for delegates, our energy and motivation levels are still at a high – especially if you see your ‘Three Little Things’ commitment on your pineapple poster every day, or use your YAS cup every morning!

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J’adore l’agriculture - I LOVE AGRICULTURE!

The 2017 Youth Ag-Summit took place in Brussels from October 9 to 13. Here’s what Nepalese delegate Pramisha Thapaliya took away from her YAS experience in Belgium.

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Jemima from New Zealand

From New Zealand to Indonesia: Zeroing in on industry, innovation and infrastructure in agribusiness

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Shu from Japan

Rice paddies and drones: Can Japan fix food insecurity?

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Rikiya Ueno, Japan

Winning hearts and minds: Upping the appeal of Japanese farming

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Beth Hampton, New Zealand

‘Mum, does milk come from the supermarket?’ Improving Agricultural Education in schools

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Alexis Wagner, Canada

Alexis Wagner (25) is a bioprocess engineer who recently finished a master’s degree in Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge, where she was a Chevening Scholar, focussing on agricultural supply chain sustainability. Back in Canada, she is now the assistant brewmaster at Mill Street Brewery in Toronto.

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Where they are now: YAS Alumni James Craig and the “Perspectives Potluck”

One of the goals of the Youth Ag-Summit is to build a long-term, global community of passionate and engaged “agvocates” who use the Summit as a launchpad for future success. We caught up with James Craig, who attended the first ever Youth Ag-Summit in 2013, to hear what he’s been up to recently, and what advice he has for this year’s cohort of delegates.

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