October 24, 2019

Two young leaders to represent India at Bayer Youth Ag Summit 2019 to be held in Brazil

  • The biennial Bayer Youth Ag Summit brings together young leaders to develop concrete projects to help solve the challenges of feeding a growing population
  • The 2019 Summit will take place from November 4-6 in Brasilia, Brazil
  • 100 delegates representing 45 countries chosen from 2,800 applications received from 140 countries
  • Nithya Srinivasan and Raghav Sarin to represent India at the global Summit

New Delhi, October 24, 2019: The fourth edition of the Bayer Youth Ag Summit will take place in Brasilia, Brazil from November 4-6, in partnership with Nuffield Brazil. The Youth Ag Summit is part of the Bayer Agricultural Education Program. It brings together young change-makers aged 18 to 25 years to help solve the challenges of feeding a growing population.


For this year’s application process, each prospective participant pitched an idea to tackle food insecurity in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Bayer received over 2,800 applications from 140 countries. Each application was reviewed by a panel of experts before choosing 100 delegates representing 45 countries. The chosen delegates include entrepreneurs, farmers, students, plant scientists, and economists – to name a few. Their ideas focus on tackling challenges as varied as gender equality in farming, sustainable agriculture, youth education, food waste and climate change. Despite their varied backgrounds, they share a commitment for driving progress towards a world without hunger.


India will be represented at the Youth Ag Summit 2019 by Nithya Srinivasan, a 22 year-old from Bengaluru and Raghav Sarin, a 22 year-old from New Delhi. Nithya is a B.A. in Economics from the University of Delhi and is currently pursuing her Masters in International Development Economics at Yale University. She is an international development researcher, a passionate educator and is keen to contribute towards sustainable food production & consumption for tackling food insecurity and providing quality nutrition for India’s growing population. Raghav holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Delhi. He is an entrepreneur and an UI/UX (User Interface / User Experience) designer. He wants to contribute towards food security with technology-based solutions that can create a large-scale impact in Indian agriculture.


For the next generation to be empowered to create a better tomorrow, they need to be given a voice today. The Youth Ag Summit will function as an idea incubator for the 100 chosen delegates: helping them turn their ideas into reality and equipping them with the skills needed to realize their projects. They will also hear from experts and participate in field trips to learn more about the agricultural industry.


About the Youth Ag Summit

The Youth Ag Summit is a community of global young leaders championing sustainable agriculture and food security and working to bridge the gap between those who produce our food and those who consume it. Every two years, 100 delegates are chosen to take part in the Summit. Previous editions have been hosted in Canada (2013), Australia (2015), and Belgium (2017). The 2019 Summit is the first to be held in Latin America. Bayer covers all travel, accommodation and related costs for the chosen delegates. Visit www.youthagsummit.com to meet the delegates and to learn more about the Summit. Follow the latest news on Twitter @YouthAgSummit or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YouthAgSummit


About Bayer’s Agricultural Education Program

The Youth Ag Summit is part of Bayer’s Agricultural Education Program: a holistic, long-term approach to encourage young people aged 18 to 25 to learn about sustainable agriculture. The program aims to inspire the next generation to learn more about modern agriculture and find solutions to global food security. As a research-driven company, Bayer is committed to driving societal acceptance of technology, as well as fostering a future talent pipeline of scientists. Find out more on Twitter @BayerAgEdu, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BayerAgEdu/

About Nuffield Brazil

Nuffield Brazil is a member of Nuffield International, a network established in 1947 in the UK to promote personal, professional and social development in agriculture through its activities. Its main program, Nuffield International Farming Scholarships, promotes, develops, and inspires producers and agri-professionals between 25 and 45 years of age who travel globally to bring back solutions for local issues and opportunities, and to become leaders in agriculture. With a network of more than 1.700 Nuffield Scholars around the world, participants are able to grow personally and contribute professionally through experiential travel and investigation of contemporary issues in agriculture. Components of a Nuffield scholarship include participating in the program’s annual conference, small group travel, and individual excursions to over 10 countries - totaling 14 weeks over a two year period. For more information, go to www.nuffieldinternational.org and www.nuffield.com.br.

About Bayer

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2018, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of 39.6 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.6 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.2 billion euros. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.

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