2010 Table ronde mondiale Farmer

Octobre 12-13, 2010 – Des Moines, Iowa USA

 

Modérateur:

  • Dr. Robert Thompson, SR. Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Professor Emeritus, Univ. de l'Illinois

Participants:

  • Argentine – Roberto Peiretti
  • Brésil – Camila Illich Rodrigues
  • Canada – Grant Dyck
  • France – Evelyne Desrentes
  • Honduras – Isidro Matamoros
  • Inde – Rajesh Kumar
  • Inde – V. Roy
  • Italie – Giorgio Fidenato
  • Kenya – Alice Kalya
  • Mexique – Olga Alcaraz
  • Pakistan – Tariq zehouani
  • Portugal – Gabriela Cruz (2010 Kleckner commerce & Prix de promotion de technologie)
  • Espagne – Jose Luis Romeo
  • NOUS, Iowa – Pam Johnson
  • NOUS, Iowa – Dean Kleckner, Chairman TATT
  • NOUS, Dakota du Sud – Mike Jandreau (1943-2015), Chairman Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
  • Zambie – Sarah Munalula

Malgré leurs différences culturelles, langue et cultures soulevées, 16 farmers representing five continents agreed they must work together to break the barriers that stop their access to technology. Les agriculteurs discuté leurs idées au cours d’une table ronde les agriculteur de Global de deux jours qui s’est tenue à Des Moines, Iowa, É.-U..

“Each of the farmers at the Roundtable was invited here because they were nominated by someone who said ‘this is an important person in our village, community, organization or country,«, a déclaré Mary Boote, Directeur exécutif de la vérité sur le commerce et la technologie (TATT). TATT, une ONG qui encourage le libre-échange et la biotechnologie agricole grâce à des initiatives d’éducation dirigée par les agriculteurs, organized the Roundtable held Oct. 12-13.

The participating farmers at the roundtable agreed to work together in regional alliances of support, and to share their experiences globally as a way to inspire farmers and educate politicians. “Through our commonalities of challenges, we will find commonalities of success,” was something agreed to amongst the participants.

Boote pointed out that the participating farmers are joining a network of 78 agriculteurs de 53 countries who have taken part in a Roundtable discussion during the past five years.

A member of the 2010 Table ronde, Gabriela Cruz of Elvas, Portugal, a été le 2010 recipient of the Kleckner Trade and Technology Advancement Award for her efforts to tell others how tools that farmers need are often held back from them by unfair government policies. “I hope this award motivates other farmers to keep fighting for their ideas and solutions,” Cruz said. Cruz was presented the award at a luncheon on October 13 with a keynote address given by Robert Paarlberg of Wellesley College, the noted author of Starved for Science and Food Politics.

TATT also partnered in the first stop of the Biodiversity World Tour held October 12 on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. It included three TATT Global Farmer to Farmer Roundtable participants (Camila Illich, Brésil; Rajesh Kumar, Inde; Pam Johnson, NOUS) and two experts on biodiversity and agriculture in addition to the facilitator and noted broadcaster, Orion Samuelson. Special guest US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made opening remarks and joined the panel for the entire event.

En outre, three farmers were asked to participate on panel discussions for the Borlaug symposium at the World Food Prize: Rajesh Kumar, Inde – Oct. 13 -“Promoting smallholders as entrepreneurs and innovators” (transcript); Sarah Munalula, Zambie – Oct. 14 – “Overcoming major constraints facing smallholders”(transcript); Gabriela Cruz, Portugal– Oct. 14 – “Partnering with smallholders on strategies for food security (transcript).

 

Photos de la table ronde mondiale de fermier se trouvent à:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimmcomm/sets/72157625149096758/

http://truthabouttrade.org/media-center/photo-album?view=album&album=5535808287085925969&page=1

 

Lire les commentaires écrits par certains des agriculteurs qui ont participé à la table ronde:

http://www.truthabouttrade.org/news/editorials/guest-commentary