Friday, October 17, 2014

New Report: STEM Education Supporting Food & Agriculture

A new report released today identifies a growing gap between the supply of new graduates trained in agriculture-related STEM fields and the demand for young professionals in related roles by global food and agriculture employers. 

The report recommends that the food and agriculture industries work closely with educational institutions on closing the employment gap necessary to sustainably feed an expected global population of nine billion people by 2050. The report, released today at the World Food Prize 2014 Borlaug Dialogue, includes a detailed analysis of university enrollment and workforce trends in six agriculture fields: agricultural business and management, agriculture mechanization and engineering, animal sciences, plant and soil science, food science and technology and other life sciences. 

The STEM Food & Ag Council, a project of STEMconnector®, found substantial career opportunities in the food and agriculture industries for the next generation of young people and calls on Millennials to pursue STEM education.

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