Farmers to facilitate ‘world first’ agricultural twitter discussion

October 16 – World Food Day, will mark a world first in the global agricultural industry as farmers from across the globe gear up to participate in the first world-wide, live twitter discussion on agricultural issues.

Organised by Dutch farmer and founder of @AgrichatNL Josien Kapma, the discussion is expected to bring together farmers from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the US, the Weekly Times Now reports.

“We share between us a large responsibility and World Food Day provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate and recognise that we are proud producers of the world’s food,” Ms Kapma said.

“But we also want to raise awareness of the issues we face in producing sufficient food sustainably.”

 The chat will be kicked off between 8-9.30pm BST by the UK’s main farming Twitter discussion group, AgrichatUK. To allow for the time difference, the discussion will also run on Thursday 17 October between 6-7.30am AEST and will be facilitated by @AgChatOZ.

The hashtags needed to contribute to the discussion  are #AgrichatWorld and #WFD2013.


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