Information
  • Lead-organizer: World Farmers Organisation
  • 13:30 - 15:00
  • Date: 13 Jun 2012
  • Room: T-10

THE PILLARS OF A NEW KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM FOR AGRICULTURE

Organizing partners

Canadian Federation of Agriculture (LEAD organizer), World Farmers Organisation, Global Forum on Rural Advisory Services, US Government

Introduction

Clause 66 of the zero draft focused on the importance of agricultural knowledge. Revitalizing this system demands new pluralistic approaches that truly reflect a respect for knowledge sharing. Experts from the farming, extension and research communities will unveil the pillars of new knowledge system for agriculture.

Detailed programme

Each speaker will highlight the pillars of the new knowledge system, rolling out each aspect. Following this, farmers from each global region will lead discussions on actual projects, examples and principles with attendees.

Speakers:
? Kristin Davis, Global Forum on Rural Advisory Services, Switzerland
? John Preissing, FAO, Italy (tbc)
? Bridgit Syombua Muasa, Department of Veterinary Services, Kenya
? Greg Crosby, US Department of Agriculture, US


Farmer discussants from around the world:

? Matt Linnegar, Australia
? Daniela Nascimento, Brazil
? Ron Bonnet, Canada
? Anette Engelund Friis, Denmark
? Jean Claude Dorsainvil, Haiti
? Rajeev Chauhan, India
? Dyborn Chibonga, Malawi
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