2012 Table ronde mondiale Fermier

octobre 15-16, 2012 – Des Moines, Iowa Etats-Unis


Dr. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes- the MSMC Endowed Professor of Agribusiness Strategy and the Director of the Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center (EMAC) at the University of Missouri. His research, teaching and outreach focus on the economics and policy of agrifood biotechnology and other agribusiness innovations.

Les participants:

  • Canada- Monsieur. les Kletke
  • Honduras- Monsieur. Isidro Matamoros
  • India– Monsieur. Rajesh Kumar (2012 et�Professeur émérite & et�Professeur émérite)
  • India Mr. Sudhindra Kulkarni
  • Mexique Mr. Francisco Gurria Trevino
  • Nouvelle-Zélande- Monsieur. Craige Mackenzie
  • Philippines- Monsieur. Roger Navarro
  • Afrique du Sud- Monsieur. règle adjoint
  • Swaziland- Mme. Bonne Shongwe Correct
  • Royaume-Uni- Monsieur. Ian Pigott
  • États Unis, Iowa- Monsieur. Eric Stall
  • Uruguay– Monsieur. Gabriel Carballal
  • Zambie- Monsieur. Elisha Le disponible
  • Zimbabwe- Monsieur. Stanley Ngày & Martha Kanengoni

le 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 et 16 à Des Moines, Iowa. The moderator was Dr. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes from the University of Missouri.

The Global Farmer Roundtable was held again during the week ofThe World Food Prize Symposium(octobre 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.

Rajesh Kumar from India received the 2012 et�Professeur émérite & Technology Advancement Award on Tuesday, octobre 16 at a Global Farmer Awards Dinner hosted by Truth About Trade & Technology and CropLife International.

Kumar farms fifty-five acres in southern India, using irrigation to grow sweetcorn, tomates, brinjal (aubergine) and other vegetables. In addition to the sweet corn processing plant, he sells fresh produce directly to consumers through kiosks at several locations.

He believes that agriculture can be revived and thrive in India, but biotechnology must be embraced by farmers and the farmers must organize and demand that the government allow them their rights to use this important tool.

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.

Theet�Professeur émérite & et�Professeur éméritewas established in 2007 in honor of Dean Kleckner, La vérité sur le commerce & Technology Chairman Emeritus. The award is given annually in conjunction with the TATT Global Farmer Roundtable. The award recipients are Rosalie Ellasus, Philippines (2007); Jeff Bidstrup, Australie (2008); Jim McCarthy, Irlande (2009), Gabriela Cruz, le Portugal (2010), Gilbert Bor, Kenya (2011), and now Rajesh Kumar, Inde (2012).

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

le 2012 event now brings the number of farmers who have attended and become part of theRéseau mondial Fermierto near one-hundred..

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