Sophie has joined the Emerging ag team in the role of Operations Manager, and focuses primarily on team logistics, scheduling and event planning.

A French national from a mixed background, Sophie holds a Master of Arts in International Cultural Exchange Strategies from the Institute of Political Sciences of Lyon, a BA in Legal Studies and Political Science from the Institute of Political Sciences of Rennes and a BA in History. Sophie speaks English and Spanish after living in North America for twelve years and studying in Mexico, she became proficient in German in the last 8 years working mostly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She currently lives in France.

Award-winning Oat Recipes from Mexico


The Prairie Oat Growers Association of Canada (POGA) is proud to announce the winners of the 7th Annual Oat Recipe Contest. The announcement took place on the eve of Canada Day in a virtual awards ceremony streamed on social media on Thursday, June 30, 2021.  

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The Seventh Oatmeal Recipe Contest 

Life can get monotonous and routine especially now with the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, you can spice up your life from your kitchen. Not only do these new recipes add variety to your diet and mealtimes but preparing them also offers a whole new adventure. What if you stood the chance of winning something in the process?

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Online Events – When stage management becomes virtual

When I joined Emerging in 2019, after 15 years working to support artistic companies around the world, I did not think my stage experience would become so relevant as it is today. 

2020 has been a game-changing year for companies and organizations on many levels. One of them has been their capacity to continue working in a virtual setting. As remote working and virtual meetings are slowly becoming a new norm, so are online events. Those have been allowing me to contribute even more meaningfully to the work of my team. In fact, on many levels managing online events is like stage management. 


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2020 High Level “Food Systems Dialogue” Report: Food Systems Summit 2021 Action Tracks

The Private Sector Mechanism has been hosting a High Level Dinner for the past ten years during the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to serve as a platform for interaction and dialogue between senior leadership from the private sector, civil society, UN Agencies and Permanent Representatives to the Rome-based agencies. Usually, this event takes the form of a dinner in Rome, but for the first time, it was held virtually as part of the Food Systems Dialogues. The conversation of the 200 participants focused on the 2021 Food Systems Summit’s Five Action Tracks. A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These shared actions must be built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the center.  

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Avena Canada Oat Recipe: See the Winners!

For the past 6 years, The Prairie Oat Growers Association of Canada (POGA) has organized an Oat Recipe Contest as part of the Avena Canadiense project. The contest celebrates the health benefits and versatility of oats. Any Mexican citizen, be they a casual home cook or a professional chef, can take part in the contest. This year, for the first time ever, the contest featured four distinct categories; traditional Mexican cuisine, vegetarian, gluten-free and creative recipes. Despite the difficult circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexican cooks enthusiastically responded to the contest challenge submitting 93 recipes, creatively incorporating oats into a variety of dishes.

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