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We were honored to have Susan Sarandon speak on our behalf on CNN today. I was also given the opportunity to provide an op-ed on the CNN Impact Your World site. You can read an excerpt below, and be sure to watch the video. 

Think of eight people you know. One of them may go to bed hungry tonight.

Not surprisingly, about 98% of hungry people live in developing countries and the crisis will likely get worse. Over the next 12 years, the United Nations projects the global population will hit 8 billion people.

If we want to solve the problem, we first have to target the people who produce the food. For nearly 70 years, Heifer International has been working with small farming communities to raise productivity and create a surplus that can be sold or provided to other hungry people.

Read the rest of my op-ed on


Pierre Ferrari

Pierre Ferrari is president and CEO of Heifer International. Pierre is very passionate about empowering the families and communities with whom Heifer works: “It took me decades, but I have come to know that the only way to happiness and joy is to be of service to others.” Pierre’s other joys are his wife, Kim, his two sons and two stepdaughters. In his free time he enjoys golf, squash, reading and travel.