És difícil de creure que 2016 marks the eleventh year of the Global Farmer Roundtable and the tenth presentation of the Kleckner Award. Temps segurament volar. What started as a discussion about why there weren’t any farmers at the World Food Prize Symposium turned into action resulting in something special.

Tornada a 2006 Veritat sobre comerç & Tecnologia, now the Global Farmer Network, decided it would invite some farmers from around the world to come to Des Moines, Iowa in October during the week of the World Food Prize Symposium for a roundtable discussion, and then to take part in the great activities the Symposium has to offer. The first year went very well, so it was organized the next year, and the following, i així successivament… the feedback from participants was fantastic, and it has proven to be a tremendous success.

Aquest any, another incredibly impressive group of international farmers is gathered in Des Moines for the week or Oct 10-14 – the best way to keep up with what’s going is on social media@GlobalFarmerNet and #GlobalFarmer, i Xarxa global pagès on Facebook.

Here’s a brief overview of who is here this year.

2016 Global agricultor taula rodona Participants

Argentina – Ms. Maria Beatriz “Pilu” Giraudo – Fifth generation family farmer, enginyer d'Agronomia, no fins a la producció de gra i bestiar. Grows soy, blat, l'ordi, blat de moro i sorgo. Outspoken advocate for no-till farming.

Brasil – Sr.. Lúucio Alamy – After earning an MBA and working in agribusiness, tornar a l'empresa familiar com un porc, productor de carn i cafè. Ha llançat un producte de marca de porc. És cofundador de FarmPage.

Canadà -Sr.. Joas VanOord – Dairy farmer from New Brunswick, past president of the NB Young Farmers Forum, a true ag ambassador. Took over the 60 cow dairy from his father, installed robotic milkers. The farm hosts many visitors including school groups.

L'Índia -Sr.. PavitarPal Singh Pangli – grows 100 hectàrees de blat, arròs, basmati, conreus farratgers, cebes, All i verdures. Molt implicat en l'avanç de les tecnologies per ajudar els agricultors petits i marginals a través d'organitzacions.

Indonèsia – Ms. Arie Sulistyani – Founded a women’s farming group in her village in order to transfer her knowledge of modern farming techniques to others. En el seu granja, ella creix de blat de moro, verdures, Xile i plantes hortícoles.

Mèxic – Ms. Georgina Gutierrez – Fifth generation dairy farmer, 420 vaques, follow the pro-cross breeding system (Holstein-Montbeliarde-Swedish Red) des de 2003 amb la producció de 35.5 liters/cow/day. Advocates for the dairy industry using Facebook.

Nepal -Sr.. Bishnu Hari Poudyal – Commercial dairy producer – milks Nepali breeds, Holsteins, Jerseys and mixed breeds, pioneer in the region in following routine AI and vaccination protocols. Grows paddy, blat de moro, wheat and cereals.

Nova Zelanda – Ms. Jane Smith – Breeding operation in the sheep and beef industries – export genetics to Australia and Bangladesh. Recaptar farratgeres. Membre de la Junta de la veterinària Council de Nova Zelanda i de la societat de carn vermella.

Rwanda -Sr.. Pierre Kamere Munyura – Coffee grower and processor – 25 acres of coffee – Former president of coffee exporters and processors association representing 200+ productors

Espanya -Sr.. Francisco Manuel Fernandez Camas – Farmer who manages 3 granges, incloent-hi la seva granja familiar. Produeix blat de moro, cotó, tomàquets, patates, remolatxa sucrera, gira-sol, blat i cigrons. The three farms total almost 2,000 acres and use innovative irrigation technology.

Regne Unit -Sr.. Jake Freestone – Farm manager at Overbury Farms – 1560 hectàrees de blat, l'ordi, colza, pèsols, i corre 1,000 femelles reproductores. S'ha convertit 90% de les terres de conreu zero. Agricultor de demostració de fulla.

Estats Units -Sr.. Richard Fordyce – Fourth generation farmer who raises corn, soybeans and beef cattle. Director of Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Zimbabwe – Ms. Ruramiso Mashumba – Inherited Chomwedzi Farm – grows peas for export and has a plantation of 117 hectares of gumtree, 10 hectares of maize, tot l'arròs integral, sorghum and millet. She also breeds cattle. Recognized for leading African women toward mechanized farming.