Development Fund

In order to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of agriculture around the world, we need to reach as many different voices as possible.

Therefore, the Development Fund was created.

The fund provides financial support to motivated and hardworking students from underprivileged member countries to attend the World Congress , the Exchange Coordinator meeting or the Director’s Meeting of their region. Like this IAAS ensures equal chances to its members to attend major events, enables the representation of every member country during the General Assembly and especially, it gives passionate youth leaders the chance to improve and grow.

General Information


IAAS annually provides up to 2’500 EUR to its members from developing countries (A and B category) to attend and organize IAAS constitutional events. Since the General Assembly during WoCo Mexico 2017, the rules of the Development Fund have changed. Indeed, IAAS World now has the possibility to support to up to 80% of the travel expenses and participation fee of the beneficiary. However, because the budget of the Development Fund is limited, the General Assembly decided to add in the constitution that the Development Fund has to support at least 5 participants per year. The EB/CB decided to keep this number of 5 persons for this year, to be able to help them the maximum we can. This means that even if we can support up to 80% of the expenses, there is a limit of 500€ per beneficiary.

We believe that travelling abroad and learning about agriculture in a new environment gives a different perspective and the ability of global thinking to our members – a very valuable skill in our world today.

Attending and organizing our global events is the first step in developing future leaders who will improve their local community and have the power to change the world!

How to Apply


DF Application infographics updated 2018


Instructions for DF application

Development Fund Application Form

ND’s Approval Letter