Video: Filipino farmer shares insider tips for spreading GMO acceptance in developing world


To mark the occasion of World Food Day, farmers from around the world will convene in Iowa to share thoughts on the challenges they face and the technologies and tools that will help them meet those challenges.

As part of the World Food Prize events in Des Moines, farmers from ten countries will participate in a two-day Global Farmer Roundtable hosted by the Global Farmer Network.

Among the participants will be three alumni of Cornell Alliance for Science farmer training courses. Below is an introduction to the farmers who will be representing AfS in Iowa.

AD Alvarez is a corn (maize) farmer in the Philippines. He grows insect-resistant Bt corn on his 35-hectare farm on the Camotes Islands and is working tirelessly to improve the lives of his fellow island residents. But he does that by showing, not telling.

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