Robynne Anderson's Emerging Thoughts on Ag

Monthly Archives: August 2013

Seed Leadership

The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA) has conferred upon myself an Honorary Life Membership in the organization. The CSGA, which represents over 3,700 seed growers, is an integral part of Canada’s agricultural sector. The CSGA monitors and certifies pedigree seed for every agricultural crop in Canada save potatoes. The award, a reflection of my important […]

Stand Strong Together

In my remarks to the opening plenary of the Global Youth Ag Summit, I focused on the importance of farmers speaking up and speaking together. Now is the moment agriculture is at the forefront of the global agenda and the people at the summit have the chance to use their leadership skills to make sure […]

Global Youth Ag Summit

On August 19th the Global Youth Ag Summit, kicked off with a challenge to create new ideas to Feed a Hungry Planet. Bringing together young farmers from 24 countries around the world, the celebration of the future of 4-H after its first hundred years is focused on sustainable agriculture. Moderated by Canadian ag guru, Kim […]

Ag Facts in Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has released some great facts and videos about the importance of agriculture to Canada…. Why is the agriculture and agri-food sector so important? It’s a colossal contributor to the lives of all Canadians. It feeds us, as well as our economy. It employs us, and depends upon the environmental stewardship of […]

Science Can Help Small Farmers Feed Africa

In a story by Kanayo Nwanze of the International Fund for Agricultural Development and Clement Kofi Humado in AllAfrica, the need for agricultural research was underlined. “While spending on agricultural research in sub-Saharan Africa grew by 20 per cent between 2001 and 2008, most of that growth was in just a few countries. Only eight […]