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Global Farmer Network Mobilizing Farmer Members In Argentina

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Des Moines, IA | January 24, 2023 05:21 PM Eastern Standard Time

Global Farmer Network® (GFN®) is excited to announce the upcoming inaugural event,“Mobilizing the GFN in Support of a Resilient Agri-Food System”. The momentous occasion will bring together more than 60 current GFN members, plus 16 new cohort members from over 25 countries, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As part of this year's mobilization efforts, Global Farmer Network's board decided the initial 2023 roundtable and communication training event for incoming cohort members would also mark the perfect occasion and location for bringing together past roundtable classes.

“Argentina has a long history of developing technological, organizational and institutional innovations for sustainable agricultural production based on the farmer-to-farmer knowledge transfer model,” shares Maria“Pilu” Giraudo, one of the event's organizers, a farmer, and a current GFN member from Argentina.

“Argentina also provides strong experience in collaborative action with academia, scientific and technological platforms and farmer organizations to facilitate a meeting focused on the transfer and mobilization of knowledge from farmer to farmer that only the GFN has the capacity to promote and implement,” she adds.

The inaugural GFN mobilization event will bring together farmers who are agricultural advocates from around the world on February 5-11. The agenda includes communication training for new cohort members; multiple roundtable discussions where the farmer members will be able to share their challenges, ideas, and thoughts on various hot button issues; a field trip to the Rosario Grain Exchange; and the opportunity for members to connect with each other, as well as members of the Argentinian media.

GFN is excited to announce the addition of 16 new farmer members. Those members include:

  • Jacob Froese, Canada
  • Ganesh Nanote, India
  • Prakash Puppalwar, India
  • Diana Lenzi, Italy
  • Shuichi Tokumoto, Japan
  • Zeinab al-Momany, Jordan
  • Semeh Roberts, Liberia
  • Jose Luis Quintana, Mexico
  • Stella Thomas, Nigeria
  • David Danio, Philippines
  • Efren Robles, Puerto Rico
  • Pacifique Nshimiyimana, Rwanda
  • Aaron Moore, UAE
  • Brad Clark, USA-Wisconsin
  • Harold Grall, USA-Texas
  • Ryan Speer, USA-Kansas

    Other current members will also be joining from Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Honduras, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Poland; amongst other countries.

    GFN is committed to connecting farmers and amplifying their voices, and this mission shines through by training and supporting farmer leaders from around the world. The upcoming roundtable provides the opportunity for all GFN members to be in one location for the first time, and more than a third of the GFN's current membership will be attending. It is a moment that many members are looking forward to.

    “I want to say that it was a dream, it is a dream, a huge dream that we are days away from coming true, to be all together,” Giraudo said.

    To follow along with the event live on social media, check out the hashtag #GFNMobilizing where members will share live recaps from the ground in Argentina.

    U.S. Media are also welcome to reach out for an interview with any of the farmer members by reaching out to A list of full members attending will also be available via email request. Please reach out to mary boote roth.

    To learn more about the Global Farmer Network and the mission of connecting farmers and serving the global agricultural community, visit:


    Established in 2000, the Global Farmer Network® (GFN®) amplifies farmers' voices in promoting trade, technology, sustainable farming, economic growth, and food security. Currently with 239 members, representing 6 continents, and 61 countries, the Global Farmer Network identifies, engages and supports strong farmer leaders from around the world who can work with others to innovate, encourage and lead as full stakeholders in the work that is being done to fill the world's food and nutrition security gap in a sustainable manner.

    Global Farmer Network: connecting farmers and amplifying our voices.

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