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Are you 18-40? Are you passionate about developing a sustainable farming future and do you have the energy, passion and creative ideas to do it? Would you like to attend the world’s largest conference dedicated to finding sustainable crop protection solutions? If the answer is yes, read on.

We are looking for 50 young people from around the world to win attendance to a week-long Next Generation Summit in Ghent, Belgium. The programme will include a social media workshop to help you make the most of online opportunities alongside workshops, lectures and discussions on the future of crop protection.

The Next Generation Summit will run alongside, and include attendance to, the 14th IUPAC International Congress of Crop Protection Chemistry hosted at Ghent University on May 19-24, 2019.

The Congress, which takes place every four years, will focus on emerging trends in the crop protection industry. The conference theme is “Crop Protection: Education of the Future Generation” and around 1,500 scientists from academy, government and industry are expected to attend.

Biologist pouring chemicals in pot with sprout

In the true spirit of GFAR we are proud to be working alongside and in collaboration with Young Professionals for Agriculture Development (YPARD), the International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) and Ghent University to bring together an extraordinary programme and opportunity for young people.

If you would like to attend our Summit and the Congress, all you need is an idea or innovation about sustainable crop protection, and some time to fill in our application form. The deadline has just been extended to February 14, so apply now (click here) to avoid missing out!

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT logoThis blog post is part of our Partner Spotlight on YPARDCropLife International and IAAS to promote youth participation in the IUPAC 2019 Next Generation Programme. The Programme aligns with GFAR’s key focus to empower youths to turn knowledge and innovation into enterprise, and builds on the success of the Youth Agripreneurs Project – YAP – an innovative mechanism created by GFAR and YPARD to stimulate smallholder youth entrepreneurship and to ensure that the voices of youth are engaged in shaping the future of agri-food research and innovation.

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