At the beginning of the month of November, Leah Davidson was one of five Canadian youths who travelled to Brasilia, Brazil for the Youth Ag Summit, a bi-annual conference of 100 young leaders in the world of sustainable agriculture and food management from around the world. Having grown up in Lennoxville, Davidson told the Record that it was in large part a passion for sustainability and waste reduction that led her to where she is today.
“I am interested in seeing how we can solve some of these problems around food waste and sustainability and hunger, and how they’re all linked,” she said.
A former student at Alexander Galt Regional High School and Bishop’s College School in Lennoxville, Davidson said that it wasn’t really until she was in University that she got actively involved in trying to change the way the world looks at agriculture and food supply. Once she caught that bug, however, the experiences and opportunities piled on top of each other to the point where the 25 year-old has now being involved with projects in more than 40 countries around the world.