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Farming First to Host Event Declaring Food and Agriculture Matters

Please join Robynne Anderson, President of Emerging Ag, at Conference Room C, UN Headquarters, on February 20, 1:15-2:30pm (EST) for a panel discussion that will hear from women farmers and leading thinkers on means to improve food security, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture. The event has been organized by Farming First, a multi-stakeholder platform involving farmers, scientists, NGOs, and business that strives to bolster sustainable development and food security through agriculture, particularly with regards to developing countries.

The event will be held as a panel discussion with short intervention by the speakers below, followed by discussion.

  • Chair: Guillermo Rishcyhnski, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada
  • Mildred Crawford, Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers
  • Rose Akaki, Uganda National Farmers Federation
  • Sharon Brennan Haylock, UN FAO
  • Anne-Sophie Stevance, ICSU
  • Hilda Poulson, One Acre Fund

Please if you plan to attend.

Robynne Anderson

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.

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