IFAMA'S GLOBAL STUDENT CASE COMPETITION
In its 15th year, IFAMA's International Student Case Competition is the ONLY global case competition specifically targeting the agribusiness sector bringing together students from around the world in a rare venue to demonstrate their analytical and problem-solving skills. The competition provides students and their universities a global stage to showcase the next generation of business leaders in the ag sector.
The Case Study Competition requires teams to work through a complex case study in four hours. Teams receive a real-world challenge, develop a creative, practical solution, and build a presentation that communicates their perspective, analyses and recommendations to a panel of judges.
New Zealand students and young professionals share their experience of participating in IFAMA's 2019 Student Case Competition in Hangzhou, China.
“We need a lot of high caliber talent coming into our space in order to meet the future food needs of the world. The unique role IFAMA plays is by bringing young, smart and very capable individuals from many disciplines together and showing them how valuable their contributions to agriculture can be.”
Ismael Roig, President
Judges, William Nelson (CHS), Carl Moyo (Dupont) and Aart Jan Verschoor (ARC South Africa) ask teams follow up questions during the 2014 Student Case Competition in Cape Town.
“The Student Case Competition was a brief, yet real and challenging glance at what is expected of me to know now, and in the future. I was able to get an inside look at the agriculture industry for the first time since beginning my graduate studies. It gave me a new perspective and interest in agriculture.“
“I encourage students to participate in the Student Case Competition if they have the opportunity as it stimulates the mind to think strategically. It is the kind of management problems that graduates are likely to face in the real world of work and having a feel of it through these competitions enables the individual to better prepare themselves to face the challenges of the future. Participating in the competition has given me confidence to formulate business proposals and justify it in opportunities that will surface in the workforce.”