Three agriculture innovators “with the passion needed to make a real difference in tackling food security challenges in their communities as well as around the world” are winners of Bayer’s Youth Ag Summit Thrive for Change Awards, the company announced on Monday.
The three young leaders, pictured above from left to right, are: Bruno Ferreira from Bolivia, Chidinma Ezeh from Nigeria and Emiliano Barbero from Argentina. They will each receive a €5,000 bursary award to help put their project ideas into action.
As the announcement on the company’s website explains, Thrive for Change projects are “designed to help feed a hungry planet through improved sustainability and the elimination of food scarcity.”
This year’s winning projects include “work to eliminate food waste in Bolivia, put vegetable production tools into the hands of African farmers, and use microalgae to eliminate nutrient pollution in the world’s water,” says the announcement.
“They leave now with tangible plans to transform agriculture and improve the lives of millions,” said Rodrigo Santos, member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division.