The ninth annual Global Farmer Roundtable hosted by the Truth About Trade & Technology Foundation held October 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, आयोवा. डॉ.. निकोलस 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.

को 2014 वैश्विक किसान गोलमेज सम्मेलन प्रतिभागियों और वैश्विक किसान नेटवर्क के नए सदस्य:

  • Argentina – श्री. मार्टिन Pasman
  • Australia – एमएस. Kelly Pearce
  • Brazil – श्री. Luiz रॉबर्टो Saldanha रॉड्रिक्स
  • कनाडा – श्री. Steven Larocque
  • चीन -श्री. Zhenghong ली
  • फ़्रांस – एमएस. सारा सिंगला
  • घाना -श्री. Adotei ब्राउन
  • भारत – श्री. Jayapal रेड्डी Solleti
  • भारत -श्री. गरजीतु सिंह मान
  • Indonesia – श्री. विलियम एल Bulo
  • न्यूज़ीलैंड -श्री. Craige मैकेंज़ी
  • युनाइटेड किंगडम -श्री. इयान Pigott
  • United Kingdom – श्री. पॉल मंदिर
  • संयुक्त राज्य, New Mexico – श्री. Tsosie लुईस
  • वियतनाम -श्री. Liem Quoc फाम
  • ज़िम्बाब्वेएमएस. Nyasha Mudukuti

It was a busy week full of activity again this year. It included visits to Kemin Des Moines में, को Couser Cattle Company near Nevada, और 2013 विश्व खाद्य पुरस्कार Laureate डॉ.. 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 विश्व खाद्य पुरस्कार Symposium and that allowed those attending to also take part in the Borlaug Dialogue, विजेता पुरस्कार समारोह, और दूसरी ओर सप्ताह के दौरान आयोजित की घटनाओं. गरजीतु सिंह मान 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”.
A highlight of the week was the presentation of the 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. में 2006 founded खुले खेत रविवार, 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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