About the Summit
The Youth Ag Summit (YAS) takes place every two years. YAS 2021 will take place digitally on November 16-17 followed by a ten-week virtual incubator called “YAS University” in early 2022.
“YAS University” is an entrepreneurship support program developed in partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN). This ten-week incubator is aimed at developing project ideas through key insights and capacity building.
100 young leaders aged 18-25, who are interested in agriculture, international development, environmental stewardship, food security, biotechnology or farming, have been selected to participate in the 2021 Youth Ag Summit. We look for participants who are true “agvocates” (advocates for agriculture) and who have an innovative project idea about how to solve future food security challenges. During YAS, these delegates will be supported on your journey to turn this idea into real action! See the full list here. [hyperlink to page with delegate profiles or press release]
On the global level, Bayer will partner with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
SDSN was set up in 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the UN SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.