The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 25 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 12-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world. Seminars are also held on current issues in international cooperation, and to develop their leadership skills and key competencies.
Loredana Sorg studied Agricultural Science at ETH Zurich. During her studies she gained pro-fessional experience at the Soil Science Center of the Isfahan University of Technology in Iran, at the Swiss extension service for rural development in Lausanne and as a freelancer for newspapers. After receiving her final degree and a didactic certificate she worked as scientific assistant at the Institute for Environmental Decisions at ETH Zurich and as project collaborator in agricultural and regional consulting. As a Mercator Fellow she focuses on the further development of organic farming in regions with resource conflicts through integrating the young generation.