Finals Wageningen Youth Institute 2022

Published on
March 23, 2022

On March 17, students from the Netherlands and Spain shared their advice for solving food security problems with each other and experts. This was already the fifth edition of the Wageningen Youth Institute (WYI), an initiative of the World Food Prize Foundation in the US and Wageningen University & Research.

Online talkshow and roundtable discussions

Coordinator Mirjam Troost and the WYI winners from 2018 and 2020, Dennis Vlegels and Chantel Hoeve, hosted an online talk show from a studio. This talk show preceded the round table discussions.

Eighteen secondary school students from the Netherlands and Spain presented their advice for solving food security problems in the world, after months of working together with students from Wageningen University. The experts were impressed by the quality of the students' research.


The experts had a difficult task to select one winner. Ultimately, the choice fell on Fleur Kruft of the Johannes Fontanus College in Barneveld with her research 'End hunger and poverty'. Congratulations Fleur!

Global Youth Institute

All participating students are invited to participate in the virtual Global Youth Institute of the World Food Prize Foundation in October! They will be able to find even more inspiration there and meet students and experts from all over the world.

Speakers and experts

The Wageningen Youth Institute wants to thank all the experts and speakers for taking the time to inspire young and old and to make WYI 2022 a success!

  • Louise O. Fresco, Wageningen University & Research
  • Maaike Groot, East-West Seed
  • Raghda El-Halawany, Rebel Box/ Forward 43
  • Arnold Bregt, Wageningen University & Research
  • Mei Lie Tan, Crea Nova Consultancy
  • Jeroen Baas, East-West Seed
  • Morgan Day, World Food Prize Foundation

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