اكتوبر 15-16, 2013 Des Moines, Iowa USA

Moderator:

دكتور. Robert L. Thompson-Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins Universitys Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he held the Gardner Endowed Chair in Agricultural Policy from 2004 إلى 2010. He is also Senior Fellow, global agricultural development and food security, with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. From mid-1998 until late 2002 Thompson was at the World Bank where he served as its Director of Rural Development, with administrative responsibility for the Banks worldwide agriculture, forestry and rural development programs. While at the World Bank, much of his effort was concerned with getting agriculture and rural development back onto the World Banks agenda.

Participants:

  • الأرجنتين – السيد. ديفيد هيوز
  • أستراليا – السيد. أندرو WEIDEMANN
  • كندا- السيد. طعم Gerrid
  • غانا- Mrs. ليديا ساسو
  • India– السيد. V. رافيتشاندران (2013 Kleckner Trade & Technology Advancement Award)
  • India Mr.Rajaram Madhavan
  • كينيا Mr. Gilbert arap Bor
  • كينيا- السيد. David Kosgei
  • باراغواي- السيد. خورخي Heisecke
  • بولندا – السيد. الرومانية Warzecha
  • البرتغالMs. غابرييلا كروز
  • جنوب أفريقيا- Ms. Eve ‘TepsyNtseoane
  • الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية, ولاية ويسكونسن- السيد. جيم زيمرمان
  • Uruguay– السيد. Enrique Carlos Oyharzabal
  • زيمبابوي- السيد. تريفور جيفورد

ال 2013 Global Farmer Roundtable marked the event’s eighth yearthe annual meeting has proven to be an exciting dialogue and exchange of ideas. This year fifteen farmers from around the world came together and discussed a number of issues from different perspectives. The Roundtable, hosted by Truth About Trade & تقنية (TATT), met October 15 و 16 في دي موين, أيوا. Dr. Robert L. Thompson returned this year as the moderator of the event.

The Global Farmer Roundtable was held again during the week ofThe World Food Prize Symposium(اكتوبر 17-19) which allowed the farmers attending the Roundtable to also take part in the Borlaug Dialogue, Laureate Award Ceremony, and other side events held during the week. Several of the farmers were also invited to participate on panels in the Symposium or side events during the week.

Ravichandran Vanchinathanfrom India received the 2013 Kleckner Trade & Technology Advancement Award on Tuesday, اكتوبر 15 at a Global Farmer Awards Dinner hosted by Truth About Trade & Technology and CropLife International. It was also announced that Ravi, as he is known by friends, was the first Kleckner Fellow. The Kleckner Fellowship, named in honor of Dean Kleckner, Chairman Emeritus of TATT, supports at least one farmer’s participation each year at the Global Farmer Roundtable.

V. Ravichandran grows rice, قصب السكر, cotton and small grains (نبضات) on a 60-acre farm at Poongalum village in the state of Tamil Nadu, near the southern tip of India.

Living in the second largest populated nation, as farmers we must balance the provision of food at an affordable price and at the same time make enough profit to sustain ourselves. There is no magic formula, Ravi stated. He went on, It is possible only through the adoption of scientifically proven, well-established technologies. To increase our farm production and productivity, we need to adopt science and technology in farming like the rest of our society.

Noting that limited access to technology is just one of the barriers to increased crop production faced by Indias farmers, Ravi was instrumental in beginning a collective farming concept for local cotton growers in 2012.

A group of like-minded farmers took up cultivation of the same crop at the same time and marketed it together. We could aggregate our resources and enjoy the collective bargaining strength.

TheKleckner Trade & Technology Advancement Awardwas established in 2007 in honor of عميد Kleckner, الحقيقة حول التجارة & Technology Chairman Emeritus. The award is given annually in conjunction with the TATT Global Farmer Roundtable. The award recipients are Rosalie Ellasus, الفلبين (2007); جيف Bidstrup, أستراليا (2008); جيم مكارثي, أيرلندا (2009), غابرييلا كروز, البرتغال (2010), Gilbert arap Bor, كينيا (2011), راجيش كومار, الهند (2012),and now V. Ravichandran also from India (2013).

Photos from the Global Farmer Roundtable can be found atTATTs Media Center / Photo Albumor on TATTs Facebook page.

ال 2013 event has brought the number of farmers who have attended and become part of theشبكة المزارعين العالميةto over one-hundred strong.

Read commentaries written by members of the Global Farmer Network in theGuest Commentarysection of the website. If you need a speaker for a panel or event, check out theSpeakers Bureauwebpage.