Global farm Twitter think-in for World Food Day

Farmers across the world are being invited to take part in the first ever live worldwide discussion on Twitter.

The chat will take place on World Food Day, Wednesday 16 October, and is being organised by a collaboration of European farming Twitter groups. Irish farmers are being encouraged to take part.

The discussion will pull together farmers from across Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand, but the organisers hope food producers and consumers everywhere will take part.

Farmers in each country will be asked to share their experiences and thoughts on the challenges they face, the future of the food system, and to share photos of their farms.

The discussion will take place from 8-9.30pm. To take part, tweeters will need to use the hashtags #AgrichatWorld and #WFD2013.

The Twitter groups involved in the webchat are @AgChat IRL, @AgrichatUK, @AgrichatNL (Netherlands), @EUFoodChat, @Agchat in the US, @AgchatOZ (Australia) and @AgchatNZ (New Zealand).

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