Become a Student Leader! Apply to Participate in the 21st annual Global Youth Institute by The World Food Prize

Become a Student Leader! Apply to Participate in the 21st annual Global Youth Institute by The World Food Prize

Deadline: August 1, 2014

Students are invited to apply to take part in the 21st annual Global Youth Institute organized by The World Food Prize. The goal of this programme is to overcome hunger and poverty by increasing agricultural productivity will then have to be adapted to local climatic circumstances, guided by the farmers themselves, and more readily available to them by appropriate means. Delegates will be selected to represent countries outside the U.S. at the Global Youth Institute held in Des Moines, Iowa, October 16-18, 2014.


  • By participating in the Global Youth Institute, students are eligible to apply for a prestigious Borlaug-Ruan International Internship or USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowship.
  • At the Global Youth Institute, participating high school students have the opportunity to:
    • Present research and recommendations on how to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with international experts
    • Connect with other student leaders from across the United States and other countries to share ideas, identify solutions to these problems and build lasting friendships
    • Tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities addressing food and water security, nutrition, global agriculture and health
    • Interact with global leaders in science, industry and policy at the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium
    • Meet the World Food Prize Laureates at the magnificent Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates before they receive the “Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture” for greatly advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world


  • High School students outside U.S. are eligible to apply


  • To participate, students research a global issue and write a five-page paper under the supervision of a teacher mentor.
  • Each high school must register their student delegate nominee(s) and submit each student’s research paper online by the mentioned deadline.

For more information, visit 21st Global Youth Institute.