Speaker details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Speaker information

Valerie Johnston


Valerie is a Legal Officer with the FAO Development Law Service, which provides legislative support to FAO Members, undertakes legal research and collects national laws and policies on food and agriculture in its dedicated legal database (FAOLEX.org). Valerie graduated in Political Science from McGill University in her native Canada and then in English and French Law from the London School of Economics, followed by an LLM in environmental law. She worked for many years as an employment and administrative lawyer but returned to her original passion in 2017 when she joined the Development Law Service in FAO. She leads legal advice and research in the areas of climate change, water resources, biodiversity and responsible investment in agriculture.


Superbugs: tackling resistance to modern medicines through science and regulation

Monday 9 October (1430 - 1730)

Room C2.6, Convention Centre, Level 2


Agricultural supply chains in Southeast Asia: legal considerations from ‘farm to the fork’

Tuesday 10 October (1430 - 1730)

Room C3.4, Convention Centre, Level 3