Yvonne Harz-Pitre leads international advocacy and UN outreach strategies to demonstrate the industry’s engagement on environmental, societal and economic issues. An advocacy expert with multilateral organizations, she intervenes in policy developments, develops policy dialogues and promotes alliance-building with like-minded actors. Prior to IFA, she served as Global Communications Director at AgroFresh, a division of Dow AgroSciences, and she worked for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington D.C.. A former Member of the Board of Directors of the Issue Management Council, she started her career in Public Relations and consumer technology at the Michelin Group and the Thales Group in France. A native German, Dr. Harz-Pitre has earned her PhD at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Dr. Yvonne Harz-Pitre

Director of Public Affairs, International Fertilizer Association


Day 1 | 18 September 2023 | Strategic panel: Biodiversity strategies and its impact on the fertilizer industry