Robynne Anderson has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from inputs to farmers 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 World Farmers’ Organisation to the UN. She is a media commentator on inputs, manure management, development and farming.
Her impact in regulatory affairs has involved development of legislation in Canada while with the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office. In private practice she has lobbied on trade and transportation, regulation for crop inputs, and has also been working on several Inter-Governmental Organization processes related to food security.
Robynne is currently a member of the Advisory Board and the lead consultant for Canada to AgriCapital, an investment bank that specializes in agribusiness. In addition, she provides secretariat services for the International Agri-Food Network. Robynne has received several awards recognizing her work, including Canada’s Seed Achievement Award. She is actively involved in and supportive of two development charities, TechnoServe and the Manyinga Community Resource Centre, www.manyinga.org.
Prior to Emerging, she founded and managed Issues Ink, a Canadian-based publishing company for over seventeen years, until selling in 2008. She remains an advisor for selected publications on Canadian and American agriculture. Robynne also created an issues management practice, which was sold in 2007. That practice included clients in the banking, M&A, grain handling, equipment, inputs, and farming sectors.