Singapore Young Farmers is connected to a global network of young farmers and advocates through the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC).
Young farmers Kenny Eng and Chelsea Wan attended their first Commonwealth Agricultural Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2008, initiating the KCA's fruitful involvement with the RASC.
KCA has since welcomed 20 young farmers on a mission and understanding trip in November 2011, and is set to host the 27th Commonwealth Agricultural Conference from 2 to 4 November, 2016.
The 27th Commonwealth Agricultural Conference
Come November 2016, 400 business, policy and community leaders in the agricultural and agricultural show industries will come together in Singapore to discuss issues surrounding the theme “Agriculture at the Crossroad: Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide”. Young farmers and volunteers are invited to participate and be part of the conversation!
26 - 30 November
Pre-conference tour of urban and peri-urban and offshore farms in Singapore; half day trip to AVA Marine Aquaculture Centre; full day trip to rice farm and palm oil plantation and mill in Johor.
31 October - 1 November
Next-generation forum consisting of interactive sessions and discussions on Emerging Future Leaders at Pan Pacific Hotel; half day symposium at NTU; team-building activities.
2 - 4 November
Conference at Pan Pacific Hotel
More information on the conference programme, details and registration fees can be found here.
Limited scholarships available for Singapore-bases youths interested in attending the event.
The RASC organizes a Next Generation Mission and Understanding Trip every two years. Past destinations include Papua New Guinea, Zambia, Malawi, India and Singapore. These travels encourage exchange of ideas and knowledge and give young farmers and advocates valuable international exposure.
Join us to be selected to represent KCA and SYF in this exciting global movement!