The IUPAC Next Generation Agri Summit took place from 19 to 23 May 2019 in Ghent, Belgium. The application period ran from 7 December 2018 until 1 February 2019 with 50 selected delegates identified at the end of February 2019.
In cooperation with IAAS (International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences) and YPARD (Young Professionals for Agricultural Development) the IUPAC 2019 Congress included two projects in the Next Generation Programme:
- Next Generation Agri Summit (19-23 May 2019). Sponsored by CropLife International, the Agri Summit offered an innovative program developed by and for young agricultural students and researchers interested and engaged in all aspects of crop protection. It ran parallel with the IUPAC International Congress, offering a unique opportunity to engage with world-renowned leaders in plant protection as well as engage in topics specifically wanted by youth.
- N-GAGE champions: N-GAGE (Next Generation Agricultural Innovators) is an IUPAC 2019 pilot project that selected 5 promising young agricultural innovators to join the Agri Summit, receive seed funding for their project idea and one-year of mentorship and training opportunities.