Ms Georgie Aley, Chair, Future Farmers Network
Ultimately, this scenario leads to the overarching question on how to feed this hungry planet.
That's why, from 24-27 August in Canberra, Australia, Bayer and the Australian youth organization Future Farmers Network bring together 100 young thought leaders, aged 18-25, from 33 countries for the Youth-Ag Summit to exchange on the role science and modern agriculture play in feeding a hungry planet.
During the Summit, young leaders connect with each other, listen to inspirational speakers, exchange ideas in breakout sessions and experience agriculture during field trips.
They make a pledge to develop local solutions for local conditions and act as agricultural ambassadors in their home countries.
Taking into account this pressing issue of the growing world population, interactive sessions during the Summit will focus on sustainability, leadership and innovation, largely shaped by the essay topics the delegates handed in during the application phase.