Ana Marisa Cordero

Acting Head,

Agricultural Health,

Food Safety and Food Quality Program, IICA


Ana Marisa is an Agricultural Health and Food Safety Specialist with international experience in the assessment and modernisation of national food safety control systems, veterinary and phytosanitary services. She is also an expert on the guidelines and practical applications of international agricultural health and food safety regulations, specifically the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, the Agreement of Agriculture and the Agreement of Technical Barriers to Trade of the World Trade Organisation.

With extensive international training and experience under her belt, Ana Marisa has managed and implemented projects with external resources and promoted international public-private partnerships in the area of agricultural health and food safety.

Allister Glean

Acting Representative,

IICA Barbados Delegation,

Technical Specialist,

International Trade and Regional Integration Programme


Janet Lawrence

Agricultural Health,

Safety and Food Quality

Specialist – Caribbean/

11th EDF SPS Project Manager


Janet is an entomologist and agricultural research and development professional with over twenty years of technical and administrative experience working in the agricultural sector in the Caribbean region. Janet has a PhD in Entomology and Nematology and is a Certified Project Management Professional.

Over the years, Janet has managed a wide range of projects funded by donors, such as the European Union (EU), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC). As a technical professional, she has worked on developing sustainable crop production systems and crop protection strategies for a wide range of tree, vegetable and root and tuber cropping systems.


Kerri Bennett-Ferdinand

11th EDF SPS Project Assistant





After embarking on a bachelor’s degree in engineering, at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, Kerri was drawn to the more practical aspects of human life and existence. This led her to specialise in biological engineering, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as to pursue a minor in food science.

As a Quality Assurance Consultant, Kerri had the opportunity to learn about food processing and food safety, after which she went on to work in the fast-paced world of engineering consulting as a project manager. It is this role that sparked her enthusiasm for efficiently run, well-oiled project machines, propelling her towards ensuring the successful completion of any project on which she works. She brings this passion and skill to the 11th EDF SPS Measures Project, which combines her interest in food safety and appreciation of efficiency.