It’s World Food Prize week in Des Moines, IA and there are a variety of activities taking place surrounding this annual event. The National Corn Growers Association is sponsoring one of them – the Global Farmer To Farmer Roundtable which is organized by Truth About Trade & Technology.
Believing that farmers must work together on a global table to expand access to technology in agriculture to all, Truth About Trade & Technology (TATT) – an American based non-profit formed and led by farmers who support access to technology, including biotechnology, and freer trade – will host an Annual Global Farmer to Farmer Roundtable. The event will be each October in conjunction with the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
Each year, up to 20 farmers from around the world will gather together and participate in the invitation-only event. Working in conjunction with the World Food Prize Symposium, these farmers will share their personal experiences as they discuss current issues in agriculture, including access to technology, trade barriers and other matters relating to the future of international agriculture and food production.
I’ll be attending this event which takes place today and tomorrow and provides updates with interviews of the participants. This morning the agenda kicks off with a Global Virtual Town Hall session on the campus of Iowa State University. This is part of the Biodiversity World Tour put on by Croplife International.