Marshalltown High School students Adam Willman and Aleyna Bakirli attended the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute Oct. 17-19, 2013, in Des Moines.
Willman (sponsored by Extended Learning Program) and Bakirli (sponsored by the Iowa Resource for International Service) were among 1,100 students from 20 states and five foreign countries. At the institute, the students attended the World Food Prize Laureate ceremony, attended the Borlaug Dialogues, attended a hunger banquet, toured a farm, took part in a service project of bagging rice at the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines.
Most importantly, they presented their own research papers dealing with Food Security around the world. Willman’s paper focused on water shortages in Mongolia and Bakirli’s focused on the effects of climate change on food in Turkey.