Robert Denny

Robert Denny

Environmental Risk Reduction Consultant, Lithuania

Rob Denny is an international risk reduction consultant, project manager and writer. Rob’s association with pesticide stewardship began in Maine,USA. As the head of Maine's regulatory program in 1981, he pushed legislation for one of the first obsolete pesticide recovery programs. In 1983, Rob also co-wrote & implemented the first successful pesticide container recovery program anywhere. He implemented early risk-based pesticide registrations in the US, improved applicator safety and training, spray drift management & regulations for notifying abutters of pending applications. He provided oversight to the largest pesticide spray program in the US and was a major force that caused the conversion to an all biological forestry pest control effort. In 1986, Rob rejoined the US EPA and worked on a number of recognized programs: farm worker safety, pesticide label improvement, ground water and endangered species protection. He was EPA's appointed liaison between EPA and USDA: In 1988 he was named Chief Pesticide Management and Disposal Staff. He became an environmental consultant in 1992. Prominent clients included the industry backed Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC). Many training tools that he developed are still in use today. For New York DEC, he helped develop CleanSweep NY programs for old pesticides and other hazardous chemicals. He developed environmental training programs, and advised corporations on risk management issues. Rob served as an adviser to the Republics of Lithuania, Mozambique, Malawi, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, and Moldova and was a consultant/writer for WHO on insecticidal mosquito net stewardship issues in a pilot effort in Kenya, Madagascar, and Tanzania. Today Rob resides in Vilnius and Druskininkai, Lithuania. He currently serves as Chairman of the GLOBALG.A.P. Stakeholder Committee on Sustainability in Crops Production.
Rob Denny was one of the 3 co-founders of “The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance”. He is the recipient of 10 environmental awards, including USA State of Maine's Conservation Award, the US-EPA Gold Medal for Environmental Excellence and internationally: TPSA's Award for career achievement.

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Session Details

Speaker at: Roundtable Session Sustainability in Crops Production
Date & Time: Monday, 27 October, 4-4:45 p.m., 5-5:45 p.m.
Location: Session Rooms 1-4

Session Description

Sustainability in Crops Production

The Sustainability in Crop Production SHC is focused on the environmental sustainability aspects of Good Agricultural Practices  in crops certification.  The SHC will present findings from its first stage of work, which explored strategic opportunities to expand GLOBALG.A.P.’s coverage of environmental sustainability through IFA and Add-ons.