The World Food Prize Global Farmer Roundtable is this afternoon, gathering 14 farmers from around the world to discuss current issues in food and nutritional security. Before the discussion, a couple of them drop by today's Big Show for a preview. Listen here:
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 farmers invited to participate in the 2016 Global Farmer Roundtable program will be arriving from the following countries: