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Robynne Anderson

Robynne Anderson is the secretariat for the International Agri-Food Network ( and co-ordinates the private sector mechanism to the UN Committee on World Food Security. 
She works throughout the value chain, from farmer organisations to food
processers. She has worked in the UN context on the proposed International Year
of Pulses, the needs of women farmers', rural development and food security.
She lives on a family seed farm in Manitoba, Canada.



Etienne du Vachat

Etienne holds a Master’s in International Relations from Sorbonne University in Paris. He has been working for several development and humanitarian NGOs in France, at the European level in Brussels and in West Africa, on issues related to public policies in the field of agriculture, food and nutrition security, aid and trade. He has extensive experience of collaboration with diverse civil society actors including grassroots farmer and pastoralist organizations, local NGOs, human
rights organisations as well as national and international NGO networks, on both programmes and advocacy initiatives. He is currently Food Security Advocacy
Officer at Action Contre la Faim (ACF), in Paris, where his work focuses on the integration of nutrition in agriculture and food security policies as well as resilience
building in contexts of recurring crisis.