Roberta Anderson

GLOBALG.A.P. North America

Sustainable Agriculture Expert

Speaker at the Update Session DECLARATION OF ABU DHABI
Tuesday, 27 September, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Roberta Anderson is a sustainable agriculture specialist working to drive value to farmers for their protection of human and ecological health.  She supports GLOBALG.A.P., the world’s leading farm assurance program, on sustainability initiatives.  As Director of Custom Solutions for GLOBALG.A.P. North America, she builds creative solutions and partnerships to harmonize assurance systems and maximize verified claims from streamlined audit processes. She also staffs The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices. Previously, Roberta served for eight years at the pioneering US-based sustainable agriculture program, Food Alliance, where she promoted certification services and contributed to their design and delivery. As an independent consultant, she provided strategic and tactical guidance to farmers and food businesses using certification to support their marketing claims about environmental stewardship, humane treatment of animals, and safe and fair working conditions.

Roberta grew up on a centennial farm in Illinois, studied agriculture and sociology at the University of Wisconsin and completed an MBA at Portland State University with emphasis on sustainability and food industry management.