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The World We Want

In my role as Director General of the International Agri-Food Network, I will participate on the interactive hearings at the UN in New York, together with representatives of non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and other major groups. It was a thrill to be chosen from among 225 applicants. On behalf of the private sector, I will specifically participate in the roundtable discussion on “Follow up and Review,” to be held on Wednesday, 27 May 2015, from 3:00pm to 5:30 pm (EDT).

The full event will be translated live into the six official UN languages. It will be web cast live at

This event will provide an opportunity to exchange views and make proposals on the post-2015 development agenda at a critical stage of the intergovernmental negotiations. Visit to learn more about the challenges the world faces in 2030.

By 2030, absolute hunger levels are predicted to go down, both in real and percentage terms, but some groups, such as sub-Saharan Africans and rural women, will remain disproportionally behind. Global food demand is expected to rise by 35 per cent. The vast majority of additional food will need to come from increases in the yield achieved, or reductions in food waste if we are to reduce poverty and increase feeding.

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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