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INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

2020 INTERNATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION

ESSAY COMPETITION WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 26

Ronald Guendel Gonzalez, Global Head of Food Security Strategy & Advocacy at Bayer gave a brief introduction explanation of the issue presented to the students. Anathi Makamane, member of the IFAMA Young Board, announced the Final winners of the Essay Competition and presented the 3-minute pitches in the levels Undergradute, Graduates/Early Career Professionals, Teams and Individuals.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ADVANCING FINALISTS

IFAMA received entries from 17 countries. Thank you to everyone who submitted essays. Below we congratulate the advancing finalists.


Graduate | Early Career Professional
TEAM

Carien Denner, Michelle Marais, Andries Strauss, and Alina Ntsiapane
Republic of South Africa (RSA), University of the Free State

Graduate | Early Career Professional
TEAM

Maria Noriza Q. Herrera and Phoebe B. Ricarte
Philippines

Graduate | Early Career Professional
INDIVIDUAL

John Baptist W. Kabo-Bah
Ghana, School of Graduate Studies

Graduate | Early Career Professional
INDIVIDUAL

Awodele Stephen Olajide
Canada, University of Saskatchewan

Undergraduate
TEAM

Liuyue Yang and Junyi Jiang
Australia, University of Tasmania

Undergraduate
TEAM

Timothy Simic and Yin Stan Cheung
Australia, University of Sydney

Undergraduate
INDIVIDUAL

Allan Soo
Australia, University of Technology Sydney

Undergraduate
INDIVIDUAL

Ruchir Mathur
India, Harya

 

THE CHALLENGE

"How can the sustainability, productivity, and market access of smallholder sugar cane farmers be improved?"

      • Why is there an urgency to address these issues for smallholder farmers?
      • How will solving these challenges benefit them?  If your solution was implemented, what would the future look like for smallholder sugarcane farmers?
      • What stands in the way of executing your plan?
      • What short-term action steps are needed to achieve your goal? What longer-term actions are required?

    Essay 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.

    Video: Authors/teams of the top 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 essays and the winners will be published in a special online publication “Food for the Future” essay collection on IFAMA’s website.

    The IFAMA2020 Competition is hosted by:



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