2012 Table ronde mondiale Farmer

Octobre 15-16, 2012 – Des Moines, Iowa USA


Dr. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakesthe 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.


  • Canada – M.. Les Kletke
  • Honduras – M.. Isidro Matamoros
  • Inde – M.. Rajesh Kumar (2012 Kleckner commerce & Prix de promotion de technologie)
  • Inde -Monsieur. Marcelline Kulkarni
  • Mexique -Monsieur. Francisco Gurria Trevino
  • Nouvelle-Zélande – M.. Lucie Mackenzie
  • Philippines – M.. Roger Navarro
  • Afrique du Sud – M.. Motlatsi Musi
  • Swaziland – MS. Heureux mahamed Shongwe
  • Royaume-Uni – M.. Ian Pigott
  • États-Unis, Iowa – M.. Eric Stall
  • Uruguay – M.. Gabriel Carballal
  • Zambie – M.. Elisée Lewanika
  • Zimbabwe – M.. Pascale Stanley & 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 of Le Symposium mondial de prix alimentaires (Octobre 17-19) which allowed the farmers attending the Roundtable to also take part in the Borlaug Dialogue, Cérémonie de remise du prix, et autres manifestations tenant au cours de la semaine. 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 commerce & Prix promotion technologie du mardi, Octobre 16 un dîner de gala agriculteur mondial organisé par la vérité au sujet du commerce & Technologie et 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.”

Le Kleckner commerce & Prix de promotion de technologie was established in 2007 en l'honneur de Dean Kleckner, Vérité sur le commerce & La technologie président émérite. The award is given annually in conjunction with the TATT Global Farmer Roundtable. Les récipiendaires du prix sont Rosalie Ellasus, Philippines (2007); Jeff Bidstrup, Australie (2008); Jim McCarthy, Irlande (2009), Gabriela Cruz, Portugal (2010), Gilbert arap Bor, Kenya (2011), and now Rajesh Kumar, Inde (2012).

Photos de la table ronde mondiale de fermier se trouvent à Media Center de TATT / Gallerie de photos ou la page Facebook de TATT.

Le 2012 event now brings the number of farmers who have attended and become part of the Réseau global d'agriculteur to near one-hundred..

Read commentaries written by members of the Global Farmer Network in the Commentaire de la section of the webiste. If you need a speaker for a panel or event, check out the Bureau des conférenciers webpage.