Give the future of farming your voice

by | Sep 29, 2021 | Article, News

The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is looking for candidates to participate in a virtual exchange among young farmers on how to use land resources sustainably and preserve agricultural land.

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), organised every year, provides a unique platform to discuss key issues for the future of the global food and agricultural sectors. During the week-long event, international experts discuss different aspects of pressing topics in a wide range of panel discussions. The world’s largest conference of agriculture ministers, regularly attended by around 70 agriculture ministers, marks the end of each GFFA.

To introduce the special perspective of the next farming generation, about 20 young farmers from around the globe meet in the Young Farmers’ Forum. They draw up their own declaration on the GFFA’s subject. Two group representatives present the declaration to the agriculture ministers’ conference on 28 January 2022.

We are currently seeking candidates to participate in the 2022 Young Farmers’ Forum. 

The 2022 edition is dedicated to the issue: “Sustainable Land Use: Food Security Starts with the Soil” and will thus deal with one of the most important challenges for the global food situation which requires worldwide cooperation.

In a number of online meetings held between November 2021 and January 2022, participants will conduct an exchange among themselves, prepare and draft a declaration including their concerns, demands and recommendations to agricultural policy makers.

Candidates should: 

  • be between 18 and 35 years of age;
  • have gained experience from working on farms or in national farming organisations;
  • be sufficiently fluent in English to follow and actively contribute to the discussions;
  • have access to a stable internet connection; and
  • be committed to participate in all (3-4) Zoom meetings scheduled for the finalisation of the declaration.

We are looking forward to receiving applications supported with a CV in English by early October at the latest. We will provide notification of the participants selected in due course.

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