Passion to lift agriculture

DOCKERS Plains resident Bridgette Byrne has come away from the Global Youth Ag Summit in Canberra more determined than ever to make a difference to agriculture.

The 20 year-old who is in her second year of a science degree at Monash University, was one of 100 youth leaders chosen from 33 countries to attend the summit and discuss the role science and modern agriculture play in feeding a hungry planet.

Summit attendees determined that education, communication, responsible and sustainable consumption, innovation and personal leadership were the highest priorities to motivate industry change.

Their Declaration is to be presented to the UN Committee on World Food Security in Rome this month.

Bridgette set herself a short term goal of visiting schools in the city to promote agriculture as a career.

“Medium-term I want to create campaigning and advocate for all supermarkets to sell slightly blemished, but edible food,” she said.

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