The Wageningen Youth Institute attends the World Food Prize in the USA

Published on
October 19, 2019

Last week the Wageningen Youth Institute attended the World Food Prize. The World Food Prize, also known as the Nobel prize for food and agriculture, was rewarded to the Dutchman Simon.

Groot, founder of East-West Seed. Groot empowered millions of smallholder farmers in more than sixty countries to earn greater incomes through enhanced vegetable production, benefitting hundreds of millions of consumers with greater access to nutritious vegetables for healthy diets.  

Together with Simon Groot, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, John Ruan, the WYI representatives and students, Louise Fresco planted the Wageningen University & Research centennial tree in the garden of the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. The tree was planted to symbolize a virtual forest of collaboration and hope for a future of peace, equity and without hunger.

The WYI 2019 winners; Ezinma Herler en Alysha Blomker took part of the three-day Global Youth Institute, which is hosted by the World Food Prize.

Read the experience of Ezinma at the Global Youth Institute

Read the experience of Alysha at the Global Youth Institute

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