#IamAg! Meet Caroline, Food Scientist from the UK

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This is the eighth post in our new series “I am Agriculture”, that showcases the many careers available to young people in agriculture. Today’s post comes from Caroline Manus, who is a Food Scientist with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Having been brought up by a nutrition-aware mother, I was always very conscious of the importance of good nutrition. My mother was an inspiration. She was passionate about nutrition and the foods we eat. She was instrumental in my desire to study nutrition. I don’t think as a child I knew exactly what I wanted to do later in life. But I always knew I wanted to marry a hard science which is closely linked to patients.  Read More

#IamAg! Meet Rossmery, Animal Scientist from Peru

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This is the seventh post in our new series “I am Agriculture”, that showcases the many careers available to young people in agriculture. Today’s post comes from Rossmery Daza La Plata, who is a Production Manager at South East Pacific Farm SAC. When I was younger, I dreamed of studying something related to nature. I got this passion from my grandparents, who were involved in livestock keeping in the north of Peru. We lived in the capital, but I would always look forward to the holidays, when I could go to their farm to help them. When we were very small, my father taught my siblings and I how to manage the cattle, to milk the cows, ride horses and cultivate the land. He had learnt all this from his own father. We eventually left the city, and my father took on the farm, and now I’m learning how to as well. Read More

#IamAg! Meet Ivan, an Agronomist from Serbia

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This is the sixth post in our series “I am Agriculture”, that showcases the many careers available to young people in agriculture. Today’s post comes from Ivan Tupajic, an agronomist who works at a plant breeding station in Serbia. My family and I live in a small and beautiful town of Kosjerić in Western Serbia, but my parents come from the countryside. That’s why we’re “weekend farmers”, as I like to say. Our estate is located not far away from the town and I have been doing agricultural work since I was a little child. I have always been in touch with agriculture, and beside farm animals that we keep, we also produce raspberries and process plums. Read More

#IamAg! Meet Nawsheen, Co-Founder of Agribusiness TV

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This is the fifth post in our new series “I am Agriculture”, that showcases the many careers available to young people in agriculture. Today’s post comes from Nawsheen Hosenally, who works as a freelance social media consultant specialised in agriculture issues, and has created an online TV station for agribusiness entrepreneurs. My childhood dream was to be a veterinarian because I love animals. But as I was growing up, I realised that it was not for me since I was scared of blood and everything related to hospitals and doctors. At secondary school, I had no idea what I wanted to be. I chose to study science because I liked biology a bit more than the other subjects, but there was nothing more than this. I was never among the first ones in my class and did not really do anything exceptional to make me stand out from the crowd. I was just the average student with average grades. But little did I know that it was all about to change some years later. Read More

#IamAg! Meet Victor, a Food Scientist at HarvestPlus

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This is the fourth post in our new series “I am Agriculture”, that showcases the many careers available to young people in agriculture. Today’s post comes from Victor Taleon, who works on biofortified crops at the research centre HarvestPlus. When I was in primary school in Guatemala, I wanted to be a mechanical engineer working for Ferrari. During those years, I enjoyed classes on general natural sciences. Living in a small town in Guatemala, I was always aware of the agriculture in my surroundings. In middle school, I chose to study agriculture among other practical technical classes, mostly because it was outdoors and not because I was passionate about it. Read More