Second Summit

The Youth Ag Summit 2015

The Youth Ag Summit 2015, which took place in Canberra, Australia, was organized jointly with youth ag-organization, Futures Farmers Network, and brought 100 young bright minds from 33 countries together to work on joint solutions on global food challenges.

During the week-long event, delegates listened to inspirational keynotes, went on field trips, dove into the local culture and worked on two concise outcomes during break-out sessions: The Canberra Youth Ag-Declaration and their individual “Three Little Things” commitments to working towards food security at home. The Declaration showcased how young people can help achieve the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development goal to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. The Declaration was presented to the UN Committee on Food Security by two YAS delegates in October 2015.


Meet the 2015 YAS alumni delegates

ArgentinaMaria Florencia Carzon
AustraliaTimothy Lefroy
AustraliaJade Killoran
AustraliaKirsty McBryde
AustraliaAnnelise Bissett
AustraliaBridgette Byrne
AustraliaSam Gunther
AustraliaStuart Tait
AustraliaGabrielle Wen-Xing Ho
AustraliaBelinda Boshammer
AustraliaNikhil Autar
AustraliaMadison Roland-Evans
AustraliaJustin Whittle
AustraliaThomas Rochford
AustraliaErin Pope
AustraliaVictoria Pilbeam
AustraliaBrittany Dahl
AustraliaSharna Holman
AustraliaLaura Grubb
AustraliaEdward Perrett
AustraliaDevon Hamley
AustraliaSally Stead
AustraliaAimee Snowden
AustraliaRosalind O’Reilly
BelgiumBram Van Hecke
BoliviaDiego Moscoso Balanza
BrazilClaudia Coleoni
CanadaBrennah McKirdy
CanadaVigneswari Sridharan
CanadaCourtney O'Neill
CanadaAndrea Soesbergen
ChileJaime Garcia
ChinaHu Pu
ChinaYouxia Shan
ChinaZhang Wenxie
EstoniaHenriette Keuffel
FrancePauline Rattez
FranceBénédicte Suybeng
FranceGuillaume Flandin
FranceMitra Kiani
GermanyMarion Pitz
GermanyJulia Maria Müller
GermanyHelen Schiller
GermanyMarcus Görlich
HungaryBoglárka Judit Rusz
HungaryTibor András Marton
IndiaRohit Fenn
IndiaBollem Raja Kumar
IndonesiaAmanda Kharisma
IndonesiaAzwar Annas
IndonesiaDendy Primanandi
Rudi Rifani
IndonesiaMuhammad Iqbal
IndonesiaFebri Arista
IndonesiaAmrina Alhumaira
ItalyAndrea Zorzetto
ItalyCamilla Ponte
JapanTakuya Nagasawa
JapanIkuho Takao
KenyaMary Kamau
KenyaSamba Ouma
MalaysiaSee Pei Ling
MalaysiaAnnie Shi Yi Tiong
NetherlandsLucia Luijben
NetherlandsFilipp Peresadilo
NetherlandsChris Verweij
New ZealandZachary Mounsey
New ZealandRosario Pillar Monzales
New ZealandHamish Clarke
New ZealandJames Robertson
New ZealandShaun Snoxel
New ZealandSarah Crofoot
New ZealandSarah Tait
ParaguayGuillermo Zub Lysak
PhilipinesEva Layagan
PhilipinesJimae Faith Magnaye
PhilipinesMaria Christina Gumba
PolandMagdalena Rojek
PolandDaniel Kasprowicz
SingaporeKoh Shao Cong
SingaporeSu Chin Oh
South AfricaWilbri Vorster
South AfricaNicola Theron
South KoreaMin Woo Kim
SpainLaura Teresa
Checa García
SpainMaría Gloria
Sáenz Romo
TurkeyAvni Mete
TurkeyHamza Akdeniz
Oliver Cassels
Lydia Jeffs-Joory
Emma McIlveen
UruguayRodrigo Suzacq
USAEdward Silva
USAIsha Jog
USAKatelyn Mann
USABeverley Flatt
USAElyse Collat
VietnamVinh Bao Nguyen
VietnamThai Dang

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See some impressions of the YAS 2015

One of the YAS delegates: Delegate Mary Kamau from Kenya discusses top issues on food security in Africa during the delegate showcases.
Delegates in discussions: Delegates engage in discussions to tackle one of the world’s most challenging questions: How do we feed a hungry planet?
First session YAS: First day of the Summit kicks off with moderator Simon Pampena, Australia’s numeracy ambassador.
Group Photo: 100 young leaders from 33 countries gather at the Youth Ag-Summit in Canberra, Australia to think deeply about the role science and modern agriculture play in feeding a hungry planet.
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Youth Ag Summit Closing Video

Learn more about the Canberra Youth Ag-Declaration

Full report and declaration
» PDF 376 KB

Declaration brochure
» PDF 2.3 MB

Our partners in 2015

The 2015 Summit had many valuable partners who contributed with their knowledge and expertise to make the Summit a memorable event, including the following:

  • The Borlaug Institute
  • The Crawford Fund
  • Fertilizer Australia
  • John Deere
  • MLA
  • Organic Australia Ltd
  • School For Life
  • Youth Food Movement