The 2018 Global Farmer Roundtable is scheduled forOct 16-17 in Des Moines, Iowa during the week of the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue and International Symposium.

As the Roundtable approaches GFN is introducing this years participants.Solet’s get to know a little bit aboutPatience Kokuwho farms inNigeria

Farmer: Patience Koku

Country: Nigeria

Where is your farm located?

Our farm- Replenish Farms – islocated on the JereAzarairrigationscheme ,KagarkoLocal government,Kaduna State Nigeria

What does your farm look like? What is the size of your farm? What do you grow or raise?

Our farm is 500 hectares leased land currently in use annually under center pivot irrigation which allows us to grow two crops annually.

We currently grow mostly cornseed forMonsanto and Corn grain for major food processing companies in Nigeria like the Flour mills of Nigeria.

What are you looking forward to most as you prepare to participate in the 2018 Global Farmer Roundtable?

I am looking forward to a robust learning experience enabling me to get perspectives and innovative tools from different countries which I can apply back home to move us closer to achieving our National food security goals.

A great networking experience that will enable us harness resources to ensurewemove agriculture forward the world over.

Patience Koku giving USAID and US Embassy staff a tour of her farm in Nigeria.