Meet our partners

FarmFit Event is organized by VNU Europe in partnership with many top notch institutions:

European Council of Young Farmers

CEJA acts as a forum for communication between young farmers and European decision-makers. Its main objective is to promote a younger and more innovative agricultural sector across the EU-27 and to create good working and living conditions for young people setting up in farming and those who are already “young farmers”.

Rural Youth Europe

Rural Youth Europe (RYEurope) is an European Non-Governmental Organisation for rural youth. Established in 1957, it functions as an umbrella for youth organisations working to promote and activate young people in the countryside. It provides international training possibilities and works as an intermediary between national organisations, youth organisations and public institutions on an European level. Rural Youth Europe is a member-led organisation: democratically constituted and led by young people for young people.

Nuffield International Farming Scholars

Nuffield International Farming Scholars inspires people to make a difference in the world of agriculture.
With a history that dates back to 1947, this global scheme is focused on growing the most critical resource the agriculture industry has: people. The Nuffield International Farming Scholars program is a unique global network of farmers and agri-professionals that focuses on personal capacity building, excellence in agricultural production, distribution, research and management, and local, national and global thought leadership.

Familienbetriebe Land und Forst

As an umbrella organization of eleven regional associations, we successfully represent the interests of the family businesses in the countryside and forestry at federal and EU level. We are committed to protecting private property and strengthening economic power in rural areas. In constant dialogue with politics, business, science, practice and the public, we are committed to entrepreneurial freedom and responsible, generational politics.

Smart Agri Hubs

SmartAgriHubs is a €20 M EU project under the Horizon 2020 instrument, and brings together a consortium of well over 164 partners in the European agri-food sector. The project aims to realise the digitisation of European agriculture by fostering an agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence, sustainability and success.

Oxford Farming Conference (OFC)

The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is the leading international conference held in the UK for farming and agribusiness informing, challenging and inspiring the attendees, It’s a role that’s developed over 80 years of its history – since the first farming conference in Oxford took place in 1936, OFC has become a pivotal part in giving issues a voice and in sparking and airing debates. The OFC is attended by leaders from within all elements of British agriculture. Among delegates who attend are royalty, UK and overseas politicians, farmers, agribusiness, NGOs, leading scientists, opinion formers and scholars. The OFC Scholars Sponsorship Scheme enables many young people to participate in the conference who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend, giving them a valuable stepping stone into a fulfilling career in farming or agribusiness. Further to this there are also ‘Breaking Barriers’ scholarship places available to those who are not in agriculture but who are passionate about food systems and wish to pursue a career in the sector.

Youth Ag Summit (YAS)

Youth Ag Summit (YAS) 2021 is a project by Bayer in cooperation with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Networkand Babele to take concrete action on one of humanity’s most pressing problems: how to feed a hungry planet? 100 delegates aged 18-25 from around the globe meet in a comprehensive virtual program that comprises two conference days, a 10-week idea incubator-YAS University program, mentoring, peer-to-peer review of ideas and projects, award competitions and more. We are open for applications now and until June 30, 2021!

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development

YPARD, the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development, has a mission to serve as the collective global platform enabling young professionals (under 40) to realize their full potential and contribute towards innovative agricultural development. YPARD is a movement of young professionals. It creates spaces for deliberation and interaction. At the heart of YPARD as a movement are its members, who are encouraged to become active in their area, spread the news about YPARD to other young professionals, encourage a stronger voice of youth in their own organizations and share their views and ideas with other young professionals in the network.

International Agri-Food Network

The International Agri-Food Network (IAFN) was formed in 1996 during the World Food Summit as an informal coalition of international trade associations involved in the agri-food sector at the global level. The network facilitates liaison among the member organizations and engages international organizations in the agri-food chain at a global level.

Global Dairy Farmers

Global Dairy Farmers is the inspiring global network of inspirational and ambitious dairy farmers. Together with other leading experts in different fields related to dairy and key-stakeholders from around the globe we exchange knowledge, experience and business opportunities. Our international network of progressive dairy farmers and related Business Partners obtain knowledge on a tactical and strategic level. This knowledge and the new found ideas can be implemented at their own organization.

Internet of Food & Farm (IoF2020)

IoF2020 is designed to generate maximum impact right from the outset and in the long-run, bringing closer together and integrating the supply and demand sides of IoT technologies in the agri‐food sector.
In this manner, IoF2020 paves the way towards data-drive farming that is capable of providing higher production yields in a more sustainable and environmentally-responsible fashion, while also making the European farming sector more competitive in an increasingly globalized world.

Nederlands Agrarisch Jongeren Kontakt (NAJK)

The Nederlands Agrarisch Jongeren Kontakt, abbreviation: NAJK, is the association for agricultural youth in the Netherlands. NAJK has about 8,000 members and is active at local, provincial, national and European level. The association is committed to the interests of young farmers and horticulturists (up to the age of 35) in the Netherlands. To this end, NAJK maintains contacts with the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, LTO and the European advocate for young farmers, Conseil Européen des Jeunes Agriculteurs (CEJA). The future of young people in the agricultural sector is central to NAJK’s advocacy.

Young Friends of the Countryside (YFCS)

Young Friends of the Countryside is a non-profit organization aiming to promote interconnectivity
between young people across Europe who have a longstanding personal or professional interest
in rural matters, entrepreneurship, land ownership
and management of the countryside.

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