Every day the world’s population increases by 233,000 people. The United Nation estimates that we’re growing from 7.2 billion today to 9.6 billion by 2050. Feeding all those individuals is one of the world’s greatest challenges.
“To help secure the future of food, we want to engage the leaders of the future. That is why we want to inspire young people to learn about food and farming with an Agricultural Education Program.”
Liam Condon, CEO Bayer CropScience
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Hard to believe, but a lot of young people have little clue about where their food comes from. The British Nutrition Foundation found out that one in ten British kids thinks tomatoes grow under ground, twice as many believe fish fingers are made of chicken. Supplying healthy food for our planet requires working together. It’s important to shed some light on what cornflakes were before they go in the packet. That’s why we have to come up with visionary ideas; passion for agriculture and a new generation of leaders are needed.
The Agricultural Education Program aims at raising awareness for food and farming all over the globe. It encourages young people to think more deeply about sustainable agriculture, food supply and the role of science in this context. Bayer CropScience helps young people interested in agriculture connect and engage through building networks, offering first hand-experiences at the company’s, labs and farms and providing scholarships for the most talented young minds. Become an ambassador for agriculture, join the debate, create visions and address issues that really matter: how to feed the world.
“At Bayer CropScience, we believe in engaging in a constructive, forward-looking dialogue about the opportunities of modern agriculture and food production. We are committed to helping the next generation of young thought-leaders learn and grow as we drive for a sustainable intensification of agriculture. A new generation of scientists and business leaders have to carry on this essential work. And we looking forward to cultivating this learning.”
Beth Roden, Head of Communications Bayer CropScience