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Robynne Anderson
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Robynne Anderson works internationally in the agri-food sector as secretariat to the International Agri-Food Network (, co-ordinating the private sector mechanism to the United Nations Committee on Food Security and is a spokesperson for Farming First ( She has also been working on several IGO processes related to food security, women in farming, and development. Her volunteer work also includes a program in Zambia to teach orphans agricultural skills through schools. She has been a media commentator on farming, seed, and manure management sectors. Her firm, Emerging ag inc. assists farmers groups and a wide array of other actors in the agri-food value chain. She lives on a family farm in Dugald, Manitoba, Canada which grows oats, canola, wheat, barley and other crops. She is looking forward to the International Year of Pulses in 2016.

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Agriculture at Top of Global Agenda

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 3:12 PM

At some moments in the discussion of the next set of global development goals, the conversations have seemed at risk of leaving out the most basic human needs. However, it seems clear now that agriculture and food will make the top of the list for the United Nations.

The co-chairs...

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From Pledges to Progress: G8 Leaders Must Take Action Now

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 12:00 PM

On the eve of the G8 summit, G8 and African leaders met to discuss new commitments on food security and the opportunity and benefits of private sector investment in African agriculture and food sectors. With the likes of President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Presidents of Tanzania and...

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