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Hello Agvocate,
We know that youth can be a powerful driver in feeding a hungry planet sustainably, and we want to give you a voice to inspire others to do the same. That’s why this month we’re asking you: what's one action you've taken to try to make our planet a better place? Big or small, share one thing you’ve done on social media using #GenerationAg – and inspire other young people to plant a path toward a world free from hunger.
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 Could an ordinary fly hold the secret to fertilizing crops? YAS 2017 alumna Talash Huijbers (Netherlands) found an opportunity in the most unlikely of places: the feces of Kenya’s ‘black soldier’ fly, a species known for its ability to convert organic waste into protein. She set up InsectiPro to make the most of this opportunity and create protein-rich animal feed from these insects, in a way that reduces urban waste. Learn more about her story here
It started at the 2017 Youth Ag Summit; now Agrikua is a reality! Congratulations to the Agrikua team on the launch of their online platform aimed at crowdsourcing agricultural knowledge and empowering youth in agriculture! Check out the platform here.
Another round of congratulations goes to Fajar Sidik Abdullah (YAS 2017, Indonesia), who has taken home the People’s Choice Award at the world finals of Cisco’s Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019! His student social enterprise BANOO uses IoT technology to measure optimal pond conditions, fighting malnutrition by building smarter fish farms. Learn more (video).
James Robertson (YAS 2015, New Zealand) is nominated for FMG’s Young Farmer of the Year People’s Choice Award as representative for Auckland. He would appreciate your support, so please vote for James here. 
If you missed it, the next crop of YAS delegates has been announced! Coming from 45 countries worldwide, they include entrepreneurs, farmers, students, plant scientists, and economists – to name just a few. Meet the 100 faces of YAS 2019.
From the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea to the decision-making bodies of the United Nations, Professor Louise O. Fresco of Wageningen University and Research has spent her career tackling #ZeroHunger through modern ag. Start your weekend off right by catching up with our podcast, The AgVocate
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