Global Youth Institute Hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation

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High school students from Indiana attended the Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation. The Global Youth Institute is a program that accepts over 100 high school students each year. It is a three-day long program. These students travel to Des Moines, Iowa in order to learn about issues related to food security and food shortage. Nobel and World Food Prize Winners are there to act as mentors to the various high school students.

Also, the Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation allows students to interact with other students around the globe interested in global hunger. They participate in tours of various research facilities and participate in discussions with science, industry and policy global leaders. These discussions are with over 1,000 policy leaders and experts from 65 countries, and confront issues like international development. Finally, the Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation lets students present research papers to influential members of the global hunger “community.” Students who write a paper on food security, have an excellent chance of being accepted into this program.

The World Food Prize Foundation is an award program that acknowledges those in the international community that have somehow improved the availability of food on a global scale, either through quality or quantity. The students that attend this Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation also earn the opportunity to have a Borlaug-Ruan International Internship, which allows students to work at an international research station with a leading food security researcher. This internship lasts eight weeks. This opportunity allows student to study wheat, and its resistance to certain pathogens; which leads to more sustainable wheat that would help feed all countries. Overall, the Global Youth Institute helps lead the younger generation into the future in regards to ending world hunger and strengthening food security for all people.

– Corina Balsamo

Sources: Hoosier Ag Today, World Food Prize
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