Nigerians, others qualify for youth agric summit in Brazil

Two Nigerians have qualified to participate in the fourth edition of the Youth Ag Summit holding in Brasília, Brazil, from November 4 to 6, 2019. They were selected with other participants by Bayer in partnership with Nuffield Brazil, from 45 countries.

The Youth Ag Summit is part of the Bayer Agricultural Education Programme which brings together young change-makers, aged between 18 and 25, to tackle the challenges of feeding a growing population by 2050.

Among the selected 100 youths, the two Nigerians and a Ghanaian who will represent the West and Central Africa sub-region are Iyanuoluwa Aliu (23), from Nigeria. He is an agricultural technology advocate and a social entrepreneur who is determined to leverage technological innovations to boost food production in Africa; Esther Ajari (23) also from Nigeria is a medical student and gender equality advocate committed to exploring opportunities for success and Rosalinda Agana (23), from Ghana, is an entrepreneur and committed to encouraging girls to become agricultural entrepreneurs.

For the 100 chosen delegates, the Youth Ag Summit will function as an idea incubator, helping them turn their ideas into realities and equipping them with the skills needed to realize their projects. They will also hear from expert speakers and participate in field trips to learn more about the agricultural industry in Brazil.

A member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and Head of the Crop Science Division, Liam Condon, said: “The 100 delegates heading to Brazil in November all share a commitment to driving innovation in agriculture, which is vital if we are to both feed the world and ensure healthy ecosystems.”


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