Are you between 18 and 40 years old, are a student or recent graduate from an agricultural educational institution, have thought a lot about how to protect food security and the environment, and think you have a great innovation or idea or about sustainable crop protection? If so then you should apply to become a delegate at the IUPAC 2019 Next Generation Programme in Ghent, Belgium.
The 14th IUPAC International Congress of Crop Protection is being held in Ghent, Belgium from 19-24 May, 2019. The theme of the Congress is “Crop Protection: Education of the Future Generation”. Ghent University, who are the academic institution and host of the conference, really want to showcase the next generation’s crucial role in the future of agriculture and are inviting the next generation of crop protection leaders to come to Belgium and be part of the IUPAC 2019 Next Generation Programme.
What’s on Offer?
- IUPAC 2019 is offering 50 sponsored places to the next generation of leaders in crop protection to participate in the four-day Agri Summit in Ghent, Belgium (19-23 May 2019) and link with the IUPAC International Congress.
- From among the Next Generation Agri-Summit applications we want to select up to five N-GAGE champions and provide seed funding (€5,000) to facilitate the startup of their innovation or project idea in crop protection. For one year (May 2019-May 2020), we will mentor these young innovators within their innovation/idea, linking them with seasoned researchers and practitioners and integrating them in other agricultural youth networks and organizations. Training on new ways to advocate and network using innovative communication tools will be provided.