2020 ESSAY COMPETITION
Help us Tackle One of the Toughest Agrifood Issues Facing Smallholder Farmers
Undergrads, graduates, and early career professionals are invited to compete in the International Essay Competition.
IFAMA’s annual signature event, the global Student Case Competition is pivoting to a competitive Essay Competition this year because the pandemic. We had cancelled our 2020 annual conference and Student Case Competition in the Netherlands.
However, while you are sheltering in place, we want you to take our essay challenge and use it to showcase your talent and ingenuity.
The global pandemic is creating enormous disruptions in the global food supply chain. Meanwhile, issues of climate change, poverty, urbanization, and increasing consumer demand for safer, healthier and more sustainable food production is further pressing all agrifood sectors to change.
Unleash your creativity, showcase your ingenuity and contribute to the solution!
Who: Students: undergraduates, graduates, and early career professionals are invited to write an essay containing your vision and opinion on the issue "Food for the Future." You are encouraged to provide a solution and present it in an inspiring and creative way.
THE ESSAY QUESTION:
"How can the sustainability, productivity, and market access of smallholder sugar cane farmers be improved?"
Length: Maximum 2,000 words.
Number of participants: Competitors can submit essays independently or in a team of up to 4 students or early career professionals.
Illustration: You may add a royalty-free illustration to reflect the mood of the essay.
Video: Authors/teams of the top 20 essays will then be invited to produce a 5-minute video, which pitches their idea.
Jury: An international team of researchers, entrepreneurs and policy makers will jury the essay competition.
Presentation: The top finalists will be invited to a final round to present their essay online before a panel of judges.
Prizes: The winners will receive awards.
Publication: The top 20 essays and the winners will be published in a special online publication “Food for the Future” essay collection on IFAMA’s websites.What’s an essay?
An argumentative, informative and stimulating plea. As a writer you dare to give a strong and well-argued opinion on social, ecological, technical and economic issues.
The IFAMA2020 Competition is hosted by: