Monday, August 19 kicked off the inaugural 4-H Youth Ag-Summit in Calgary. The week-long summit welcomed 118 delegates (students ages 19-25) from 20 countries to learn about the challenges of feeding a hungry planet.
So what exactly are the challenges these young people are exploring this week? The Youth Ag-Summit website says, “In November 2011, the United Nations declared that the planet’s population surpassed 7 billion people. By 2050, experts predict an additional 2 billion people will need healthy food and nutrition. No one person, company or nation holds the answer but, through discussion and collaboration, and innovation, these young adults know ground-breaking agricultural solutions can be found, acted upon and achieved.”