Apply: Youth Ag-Summit Essay Contest 2017 – Fully-funded trip to Brussels, Belgium

Apply: Youth Ag-Summit Essay Contest 2017 – Fully-funded trip to Brussels, Belgium

Deadline: January 13, 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017 Essay Contest to join the Youth Ag-Summit 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. From October 9-13, 2017, young leaders from around the world will gather at the Youth Ag-Summit to discuss ideas, develop a vision and deliver action. If you’re 18-25 and care about our planet’s future, you should be part of this. Send in your thoughts and they might send you to Brussels, Belgium to share them with 100 other bright young minds and leaders.

About the Summit

The Youth Ag-Summit is a week-long event that serves as a forum for young leaders to discuss opportunities, collaborate and find answers and solutions to the question “How do we feed a hungry planet?” The Summit is a unique event, which brings together talented young minds to explore and discuss solutions on global food challenges.

Essay Question

In the next 40 years, it is projected that the world population will grow from 7 to almost 10 billion. However, 1 billion people today still do not have enough safe and nutritious food to eat. Demand is rising while resources are dwindling. Solutions are strongly debated across rural, urban and international communities.

In September 2015, the world’s leaders came together to agree on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

In the context of “Feeding a hungry planet” and using your own village, town, city or country as your point of reference, tell us on which SDGs youth can have the most impact in the next one to five years, both at a local and global level.

You should explain how working on these SDGs youth can bring real change to agricultural or food chain practices, or personal and community behaviors, that could help feed 10 billion and create a more sustainable local and global society.


The Youth Ag-Summit is not about winning a prize. It rather serves as an international forum where young people from all over the world can exchange and discuss their ideas about the challenges in agriculture.

You are invited to travel to Belgium from October 9-13, 2017 to gain valuable experience as well as an international network for the future. Your flight and transportation costs are covered by the Youth Ag-Summit organizers.


  • Young people (aged 18-25) with a passion for sustainable agriculture, food security and safety.
  • Your ability to demonstrate your original ideas and your passion will be the key selection criteria for the Youth Ag-Summit.
  • Essays of 1,500 words (maximum) are being accepted through January 13, 2017.

How to Participate

  • If you are interested to apply for the Youth Ag-Summit 2017, then click on “Essay Contest” . Here you complete your application in three easy steps.
  • Download and read the application guidelines.

For more information, visit Youth Ag-Summit Essay Contest.