The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Side Events

Global Farmer Roundtable

10/11/2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Des Moines Marriott Hotel, Salons G & H, 2nd Floor
Mary Boote

Title: Global Farmer Roundtable

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Location:  Salons G & H, 2nd Floor, Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Event Description: The Global Farmer Roundtable gathers 14 farmers from around the world to discuss current issues in food and nutritional security.  A diverse group, the invited farmers range from smallholder to larger farmer; they are opinion leaders, highly motivated, early information and technology adaptors who are willing to engage and be used as a resource to other farmers and the full food value chain.
During the facilitated Roundtable discussion, the invited farmers explore commonalities and discuss challenges they face as they work to maximize their farms productivity and profitability, highlighting the technologies, tools, practices and systems needed to confront these challenges in a sustainable manner. The public is invited to observe the Roundtable discussion.

Agenda for Tuesday October 10:

1:00 – 3:00 pm        Global Farmer Roundtable Opening Session
As a farmer, what are the key challenges you face in your farming operation today? What specific trade or market barriers are impacting your ability to be profitable?

3:30 – 5:00 pm        Global Farmer Roundtable – Second Session 
What specific technologies and tools would help you maximize your farms productivity and sustainability? To address food and nutritional security – for your family, community and the broader population?

The farmers invited to participate in the 2016 Global Farmer Roundtable program will be arriving from the following countries:
United Kingdom
New Zeland

RSVP Information: For more information about the Global Farmer Roundtable, contact Mary Boote

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