Heifer International Live Chats

Upcoming Live Chats

Heifer International Live Chats welcome leaders in agriculture, international development, food systems, nutrition, climate change, impact investing, philanthropy, media, and more for 30-minute fireside-style virtual chats. Hosted by President and CEO Pierre Ferrari and other Heifer International experts, the conversations explore solutions to the challenges facing the future of food and farming beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about The Real Cost of Food: Is the Global Pandemic Changing How We Eat with The Washington Post’s Laura Reiley.

The Real Cost of Food: Is the Global Pandemic Changing How We Eat With the Washington Post’s Laura Reiley

Friday, Dec. 4th @ 12pm EST
The business of food has been covered extensively in the media since the COVID-19 pandemic began, as supply chains began to break, leaving farmers, suppliers and consumers to face unprecedented challenges. This widespread market disruption has made it more difficult for many people to access safe, healthy and nutritious food, but has also opened new conversations on where our food comes from and what it really costs. The Washington Post’s national food business reporter, Laura Reiley, will discuss her reporting on the impacts of the pandemic on the food system.

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Learn more about Investing for Good: How to Increase Investment in Socially Conscious Enterprises with Gabrielle Rubenstein.

Investing for Good: How to Increase Investment in Socially Conscious Enterprises With Gabrielle Rubenstein

Friday, Dec. 11th @ 12pm EST
What attracts an investor to businesses with positive social impact? Founder of Manna Tree, Gabrielle Rubenstein, will join Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari to discuss how to increase investment in socially conscious, profit-making companies.

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Learn more about Building More Resilient Food Systems with Julia Child Award Winner Danielle Nierenberg.

Building More Resilient Food Systems With Julia Child Award Winner Danielle Nierenberg

Upcoming
As the co-founder of Food Tank, Danielle Nierenberg is a leading advocate for environmentally and economically sustainable food and farming systems in the U.S. and around the world.

Pierre Ferrari

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari, along with other Heifer International leaders and experts, are teaming up with leaders in international development, agriculture, philanthropy, impact investing, and more to prepare for a post-pandemic world.

In 20-30-minute fireside style chats, they discuss the immediate and longterm effects of COVID-19 on sustainable development and agriculture, and why investment in smallholder farmers is critical to building resilient food and farming systems for global food security. 

Watch Previous Live Chats

Diana-Rodgers | 35:31

The Case for Better Meat: Why Livestock is Essential to a Healthy Planet

Fireside chat on the critical role that livestock plays in regenerative agriculture and human nutrition.

Karen Washington | 42:34

How Farmer Cooperatives Help Build Food Justice

Founder of Rise and Root Farm and food justice activist Karen Washington speaks with Heifer USA Director Perry Jones.

Ruth Reichl | 28:29

HeiferTogether Conversation - Ruth Reichl

How COVID-19 will Change our Connection to Food 

Barton Seaver | 31:19

The Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Seafood and its Importance to Local and Global Food Systems

The Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Seafood and its Importance to Local and Global Food Systems

Dr Brady Deaton | 27:33

Why Governments and NGOs Must Support Longterm Sustainable Solutions to Agricultural Development

Why Governments and NGOs Must Support Longterm Sustainable Solutions to Agricultural Development

Raj Kumar | 28:34

The Future of International Development and Media with Devex Editor-in-Chief, Raj Kumar

International development and media in the time of coronavirus and what to expect in a post-COVID-19 world. 

Dan Glickman | 31:29

Why smallholder farming is the solution to a more resilient food and farming system.

Why scaling up local, small-scale farmers can help build a more resilient global food system.

Jacqueline Novogratz and Pierre Ferrari | 33:01

How Long-Term Investment in Small-Scale Farmers Can Transform the Food System

Founder of impact investment fund Acumen, Jacqueline Novogratz and Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari discuss how patient capital can deliver dignified livelihoods for farmers.

Petronella Halwiindi Alex Winter Nelson Talk Small Scale Farmers | 23:41

How Livestock Investments Strengthen Food Security, Incomes, and Resilience

Heifer International's Zambia Country Director, Petronella Halwiindi, and agricultural economist Alex Winter-Nelson, PhD discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on small-scale livestock farmers in Zambia.

Dante Disparte | 23:51

How Digital Currency Could Help the Global Economy in Times of Crisis

The role new financial systems like Libra could play in responding to global crises.

Will Harris Regenrative Agriculture | 29:59

Between Two Farmers: Heifer USA's Donna Kilpatrick speaks with White Oak Pastures' Will Harris

Why regenerative agriculture and localized food systems are key to the future of U.S. food and farming.

Rosa Discuss Ecuador Farmers wth Pierre | 41:46

Heifer Ecuador Helps Farmers Reach Consumers During COVID-19

Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International, and Rosa Rodriguez, Country Director of Heifer Ecuador, discuss how local farmers with the support of Heifer Ecuador are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Peter Laugharn Philanthropy | 24:46

The Role of Philanthropy in COVID-19 Humanitarian Assistance

The role of philanthropy in providing humanitarian assistance during and after COVID-19.

Ertharin Cousin Talks Food Systems | 21:37

COVID-19 and the Global Food and Farming System

Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International, is joined by Ertharin Cousin, former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome to discuss why our food system is so vulnerable in a crisis like COVID-19 and what do we need to do to fix it?

Morgan Simon Talks with Pierre | 34:57

The Role of Impact Investing in the Future of Financing Development

Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International, is joined by Morgan Simon, Founding Partner of Candide Group and author of Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change.

Nicholas Kristof | 23:36

A Conversation with The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof and Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari discuss the potential for a greater, more impactful hunger pandemic resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and how the international community should respond.

world food day speakers | 1:01:03

World Food Day Conversation Series on Supporting Smallholder Farmers During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the food and farming businesses and livelihoods of smallholder farmers globally. On World Food Day, Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari will host a one-hour conversation series with Heifer country programs to discuss how each have responded to the crisis.

Pierre Ferrari speaking with Dr. Esther Ndumi Ngumbi | 32:19

A Live Conversation on Soil Health and Food Security with Soil Expert Dr. Esther Ndumi Ngumbi

Soil health is a vital component of healthy ecosystems that support increased crop production and resilient food and farming systems.