La neuvième mondial Farmer table ronde annuelle organisée par la vérité au sujet du commerce & Organisé par Fondation de technologie octobre 14-15 proved to be another fantastic event. There was engaging dialogue and experiences shared by the 16 participants from around the world who traveled to Des Moines, Iowa. 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, moderated this year.

Le 2014 Global Farmer table ronde participants et nouveaux membres du réseau mondial d'agriculteur:

  • Argentina – M.. Martin de Pasman
  • Australia – MS. Kelly Pearce
  • Brazil – M.. Luiz Roberto Rodrigues de Saldanha
  • Canada – M.. Steven Larocque
  • La Chine -Monsieur. Zhenghong Li
  • France – MS. Sarah Singla
  • Ghana -Monsieur. Mickael Brown
  • Inde – M.. Liby Solleti Reddy
  • Inde -Monsieur. Gary Singh Mann
  • Indonesia – M.. William El Bulo
  • Nouvelle-Zélande -Monsieur. Lucie Mackenzie
  • Royaume-Uni -Monsieur. Ian Pigott
  • United Kingdom – M.. Paul Temple
  • États-Unis, New Mexico – M.. Tsosie Lewis
  • Viêt Nam -Monsieur. Liem Quoc Pham
  • ZimbabweMS. Nyasha Mudukuti

It was a busy week full of activity again this year. It included visits to Kemin à Des Moines, le Couser Cattle Company near Nevada, et 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Robb Fraley dropped by and did some Q&A with the group during the Roundtable itself.

The Global Farmer Roundtable was held again during the week of The World Food Prize Symposium and that allowed those attending to also take part in the Borlaug Dialogue, Cérémonie de remise du prix, et autres manifestations tenant au cours de la semaine. Gary Singh Mann from India and Nyasha Mudukuti from Zimbabwe, were also invited to participated as panelists in a side event during the week, “Drought and Disease Tolerance for Food Security”.
Un fait saillant de la semaine a été la présentation de la 2014 Kleckner Award to Ian Pigott from the United Kingdom during a reception that was co-hosted with CropLife International on October 14. A fourth generation farmer, Pigott farms only about 20 miles from the highly-populated center of London. Dans 2006 founded Ferme ouverte dimanche, a day when more that 400 farmers open their operations up to visitors across the country helping them to see, learn and better understand agriculture.
A new effort undertaken after this year’s event on Twitter is Farmers No Borders @World_Farmers where a different member of the Global Farmer Network will host for a few weeks at a time, passing the handle around the world sharing their stories and giving different perspectives. Be sure to follow!

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