My friend Felix Dodds wrote an excellent blog on the race for the next UN Secretary General. To be selected in 2016, it is a scattered field but I certainly think it is high time there is a female SG. Undoubtedly regional considerations will be an important factor, but so should be the representation of one half the world’s population.
There is one name Felix omitted from his list that is worth discussion – Angela Merkel of Germany.
Robynne has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from basic inputs to farmers in the field to the grocery store shelf. She works internationally in the sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agriculture and food issues, and representing the International Agri-Food Network at the UN.Throughout her career she has worked with farm organisations like the Prairie Oat Growers Association, the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi and the Himalayan Farmers Association, as well as global groups, to further the voice of agriculture in the food debate. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies growing worldwide businesses to assist them with issues management and strategy decisions.
As I’ve said before, never underestimate the importance of what you do. In the long view of history it would be extraordinary to see the ripple effect of the subtle but significant influence you have over the future of agriculture.Wayne Dredge, Nuffield International Ambassador
I was absolutely blown away by your dedication, organisation, and, not least, your energy!Craig Hardie, Director, Longevity Development
Robynne Anderson was able to assimilate many industry issues into a comprehensive strategic plan that accurately reflected the strategic needs of the (seed industry) membership.Wayne Gale, President, Stokes Seeds
Robynne helped us immensely in our lobbying efforts with the federal government. She is strategic, organized, very well connected and delivered the results we were hoping for. A real pleasure to work with such an outstanding professional.Rick White, Canadian Canola Growers Association
I know that whatever you put your weight on, we the farmers always yield positive results.Rose Akaki, Uganda Farmers Federation
Robynne and her team have been delivering an excellent job for the multiple private sector stakeholders, notably farmers out there.Thiago Masson, Confederação da Agricultura e Pecuária do Brasil (CNA)
Robynne and her team have done amazing work for POGA in an awareness campaign to include oat products in the diets of Mexican consumers. Their work with a website showing the latest oat recipes, and their work with the Mexican Diabetes Federation and Mexican Ministry of Health, has helped see major increase in oat exports to Mexico. Thank you!Art Enns, President, Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA)
Congratulations team Emerging Ag for being so ambitious and delivering in spades!Andrew Jacobs, Managing Director, Poortman
The entire EmergingAg Inc. team is composed of extremely focused and client-oriented professionals. The team’s industry acumen, attentiveness, and network is really top-notch and it is always a pleasure working with the team, even under timely, and often, complicated undertakings.Keith Polo; Managing Director, CNFA Europe; Start-Up Director, CNFA Capital