2012 Mesa Redonda Global Farmer

octubre 15-16, 2012 – Monjes, Iowa, EE.UU.


Dr. Nicolás Kalaitzandonakes- el Profesor Dotado del MSMC de Estrategia Agroindustrial y el Director del Centro de Economía y Gestión de Agrobiotecnología (EMAC) en la Universidad de Missouri. His research, teaching and outreach focus on the economics and policy of agrifood biotechnology and other agribusiness innovations.


  • Canadá- Señor. Les Kletke
  • Honduras- Señor. Isidro Matamoros
  • India– Señor. Rajesh Kumar (2012 Kleckner Comercio & Premio avance de la tecnología)
  • India Mr. Sudhindra Kulkarni
  • México Mr. Francisco Gurria Trevino
  • Nueva Zelanda- Señor. Craige Mackenzie
  • Filipinas- Señor. Roger Navarro
  • Sudáfrica- Señor. Adjunto Regla
  • Swazilandia- Sra. Feliz Shongwe correcta
  • Reino Unido- Señor. Ian Pigott
  • Estados Unidos, Iowa- Señor. Eric Stall
  • Uruguay– Señor. Gabriel Carballal
  • Zambia- Señor. Le Eliseo disponibles
  • Zimbabue- Señor. Stanley Ngày & Martha Kanengoni

los 2012 Global Farmer Roundtable marked the seventh meeting of what has grown to be an exciting and dynamic annual event. This year fifteen farmers from thirteen nations met to discuss a number of issues from a variety of viewpoints on October 15 y 16 en Des Moines, Iowa. The moderator was Dr. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes from the University of Missouri.

The Global Farmer Roundtable was held again during the week ofSimposio del Premio Mundial de la Alimentación(octubre 17-19) which allowed the farmers attending the Roundtable to also take part in the Borlaug Dialogue, Ceremonia de premios Laureate, y otros eventos paralelos que se llevan a cabo durante la semana. Several of the farmers were also invited to participate on panels in the Symposium or side events during the week.

Rajesh Kumar from India received the 2012 Kleckner Comercio & Premio avance de la tecnología el martes, octubre 16 en una cena de premios para agricultores globales organizada por Truth About Trade & Tecnología y CropLife International.

Kumar farms fifty-five acres in southern India, usando riego para cultivar maíz dulce, Tomates, la berenjena (berenjena) and other vegetables. In addition to the sweet corn processing plant, vende productos frescos directamente a los consumidores a través de quioscos en varios lugares.

He believes that agriculture can be revived and thrive in India, pero la biotecnología debe ser adoptada por los agricultores y los agricultores deben organizarse y exigir que el gobierno les otorgue sus derechos para utilizar esta importante herramienta..

India has a desperate need for agricultural biotechnology. It is for our overall self-development that tools like biotechnology must be available so farmers can produce enough food for our people. We must participate in the Gene Revolution.

TheKleckner Comercio & Premio avance de la tecnologíawas established in 2007 en honor a Dean Kleckner, Verdad sobre el Comercio & Presidente Emérito de Tecnología. The award is given annually in conjunction with the TATT Global Farmer Roundtable. Los premiados son Rosalie Ellasus, Filipinas (2007); Jeff Bidstrup, Australia (2008); Jim McCarthy, Irlanda (2009), Gabriela Cruz, Portugal (2010), Gilbert Arap Bor, Kenia (2011), and now Rajesh Kumar, India (2012).

Photos from the Global Farmer Roundtable can be found atTATTs Media Center / Album de fotosor on TATTs Facebook page.

los 2012 event now brings the number of farmers who have attended and become part of theRed Global Farmerto near one-hundred..

Read commentaries written by members of the Global Farmer Network in theComentario de invitadossection of the webiste. If you need a speaker for a panel or event, check out theMesa de Oradoreswebpage.