The 12th annual Global Farmer Roundtable held Oct 17-18 again coincided with the week of the World Food Prize Symposium and Borlaug Dialogues in Des Moines, आयोवा, giving the participants a fabulous opportunity to interact, network, and share their perspective as farmers with others attending. With this year’s edition, the Global Farmer Network now has over 170 members that hail from over 50 राष्ट्र का.

Roundtable in progress.

For the fifth time, डॉ. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes of the University of Missouri acted in the role as roundtable moderator, moving the lively dicussion amongst the fourteen farmers. The four women and ten men encompassed a wide range of farm and production experiences ranging from aquaculture to developing greenhouses… परंतु, as their predecessors before them, they discovered they share quite a bit more in common than they realized beforehand (see links to media stories below).


Laureate award evening at the Iowa State Capitol.


2017 Global Farmer Roundtable participants & new members of the Global Farmer Network:

  • अर्जेंटीना – श्री. Pedro Manuel Vigneau
  • कनाडा – श्री. जेक Leguee
  • चीन – सुश्री. लिली डुआन
  • डेनमार्क – श्री. नुड बे-Smidt
  • होंडुरस – श्री. जोस जोकिन रोसेल्स
  • भारत – सुश्री. Sujatha Sridhar
  • माली – श्री. एमाडोऊ सिडाइब
  • न्यूजीलैंड – सुश्री. मेल Poulton
  • नाइजीरिया – श्री. Chibuike एम्मानुएल
  • दक्षिण अफ्रीका – श्री. उप शासक
  • तंजानिया – श्री. चार्ल्स Chenza
  • युगांडा – श्री. Kaahwa जीन के कागा
  • यूनाइटेड किंगडम – श्री. एंड्रयू Osmond
  • संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका, मैरीलैंड – सुश्री. Jennifer Schmidt


2017 Kleckner पुरस्कार

Motlatsi Musi the 2017 Kleckner पुरस्कार विजेता.

South African smallholder farmer Motlatsi Musi was the recipient of the 2017 Kleckner पुरस्कार. Raised during the apartheid era, afterwards Musi found his road out of poverty with agriculture and now finds himself in a new activist role concerning biotechnology. Hes one of the farmers appearing in the documentary खाद्य विकास narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. This is our new fight for justice, he says.

श्री. Musi is the eleventh recipient of the award first given in 2007 and was honored at an event held October 17.

Read more about Motlatsi Musi and the other Kleckner Award recipients यहाँ.



Media coverage from the week’s activity at theग्लोबल किसान गोलमेज सम्मेलन:

स्मॉलहोल्डर आजीविका में सुधार के लिए नवाचारDevex and CropLife International hosted अक्टूबर 18 event during World Food Prize that included Motlatsi Musi (2017 Kleckner पुरस्कार, S. अफ्रीका).

AgriOrbit (दक्षिण अफ्रीका) – SA farmer receives Kleckner Award अगस्त 8 on Motlatsi Musi (2017 Kleckner पुरस्कार, S. अफ्रीका).

A Year In The Life Of A Farmerblog by Jake Leguee (GFN, कनाडा) The 2017 Global Farmer Roundtable अक्टूबर 9.

AgriMarketingAfrican Motlatsi Musi Named Kleckner Award Winner अक्टूबर 17.

Farmers from Tanzania, भारत, and South Africa taking media questions.

Brownfield Ag News Global Farmers Share Similar Concerns अक्टूबर 17, includes audio interviews with Pedro Vigneau (GFN, अर्जेंटीना) and Jake Leguee (GFN, कनाडा).

WAWK Radio (NE Indiana) – Global Farmers Share Similar Concerns अक्टूबर 17 (Brownfield Ag News)

Growing GeorgiaAfrican Motlatsi Musi Named Kleckner Award Winner अक्टूबर 18.

Successful FarmingInternational Group of Farmers Foresees Protectionism अक्टूबर 17.

Successful Farming4 Ways to Effectively Advocate for Farmers अक्टूबर 18.

Rural Radio NetworkMID-DAY अक्टूबर 18 At this years Global Farmer Roundtable, many participants echo many of the same concerns including trade [Audio Link]

KMCH Radio (E. आयोवा) – Farmers Hold Panel Discussion at World Food Prize Event

जेनी श्मिट (मैरीलैंड) and Andrew Osmond (यूनाइटेड किंगडम) at WHO Radio.

अक्टूबर 18 (Radio Iowa/Brownfield).

WHO Radio, The Big Show – एंड्रयू Osmond (GFN, यूके) and Jennie Schmidt (GFN, US-Maryland) appeared live Oct 19 on widely heard station in Des Moines.

KGLO Radio (N Iowa) – Canadian farmer discusses NAFTA at World Food Prize event अक्टूबर 19.

Ag News DailyRaising Catfish In Nigeria अक्टूबर 19 [approx 10:30 min mark] interview with Chibuike Emmanuel (GFN, नाइजीरिया).

Iowa Agribusiness Radio NetworkCanadian farmers need NAFTA too अक्टूबर 20 with Jake Leguee (GFN, कनाडा).

Ag News DailyInternational Farming अक्टूबर 20 [at intro/start and approx 12:15 min mark ] interviews with Mel Poulton (GFN, न्यूजीलैंड) and Pedro Vigneau (GFN, अर्जेंटीना).

Farm Journals Ag ProBiotechnology Advocates Argue Science Vital for Small Farm Livelihood अक्टूबर 20.

Iowa Agribusiness Radio NetworkCombating consumer distrust, one farmer at a time अक्टूबर 23.

Agri Marketing, Weekly Update4 Ways to Effectively Advocate for Farmers Oct 23.

Farm Journal AgTechBiotechnology Advocates Argue Science Vital for Small Farm Livelihood अक्टूबर 24.

Ag News DailyFarming Around the World! अक्टूबर 26 [approx 13:25 min mark] interviews with Jose Rosales (GFN, होंडुरस) and Andrew Osmond (GFN, यूके).

KMALand Radio (SW Iowa) – Combating consumer distrust, one farmer at a time अक्टूबर 29 (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)

डेस मोइनेस रजिस्टरTheres more than one way to raise pigs successfully अक्टूबर 30 quotes from the Global Farmer Roundtable.

Aapresid (अर्जेंटीना) – Aapresid participo del Global Farmer Network नवम्बर 1, with the groups president Pedro Vigneau attending.

Ag News DailySouth African Agriculture नवम्बर 1 (approx 17 min mark) includes conversation with Motlatsi Musi (2017 Kleckner पुरस्कार, S. अफ्रीका).

Weyburn Review (कनाडा) – Agriculture needs to be higher priority for governmentsFillmore farmer part of Global Farmer Roundtable on Jake Leguee (GFN, कनाडा) नवम्बर 2.

Iowa Farmer TodayPanel brings global perspective to ag trade issues नवम्बर 4.


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