Heifer International Live Chats welcome outside experts in agriculture and international development for virtual fireside-style chats. Hosted by President and CEO Surita Sandosham and other Heifer leaders, the conversations explore the challenges facing our food and farming systems.
Heifer International hosts experts for a discussion on how key stakeholders can unlock access to affordable, appropriate sources of financing for smallholder farming households.
Donna Kilpatrick, Heifer Ranch Manager and Land Steward, and Nicolette Hahn Niman, rancher, attorney and author of Defending Beef, have a conversation about food, farming and climate change.
Adesuwa Ifedi, Heifer International Senior Vice President of Africa Programs, Jehiel Oliver, Founder and CEO of Hello Tractor, and Samson Odera, a tractor owner who works with Hello Tractor, met for a Skoll World Forum Ecosystem Day event.
Neena Joshi, Heifer International Senior Director of Asia Programs for Cooperative Development, and Dr. Laurie Miller, child nutrition expert and Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine discuss women's cooperatives in Nepal.
Donna Kilpatrick, Heifer Ranch Manager and Land Steward for Heifer USA, explains what regenerative agriculture is and how it differs from other climate friendly terms.
Heifer USA's Heifer Ranch Manager and Land Steward, Donna Kilpatrick, and the Savory Institute’s Global Network Coordinator, Abbey Smith, discuss the potential for scaling up regenerative agriculture to reverse climate change.
Dr. Jude Capper, livestock sustainability expert and Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International discuss the role of small-scale animal agriculture in tackling climate change.
Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, CEO of ColdHubs, discusses the importance of innovative storage solutions for smallholders to reduce post-harvest losses, improve farmer incomes and increase food security in Africa.
Heifer International Senior Vice President of Africa Programs, Adesuwa Ifedi, and founder and CEO of Hello Tractor, Jehiel Oliver, discuss why ongoing investment in innovative agritech companies is necessary for scaling up proven
Pierre Ferrari and Luq Niazi discuss the role of big tech in putting the power of information in the hands of smallholder farmers to increase incomes, improve livelihoods and build more profitable smallholder agribusinesses.
Join Adesuwa Ifedi in a chat with Pierre Ferrari on the challenges to youth development and the future of agriculture Africa
As the full extent of a major earthquake in Haiti becomes clear, teams from Heifer Haiti are on the ground assessing the damage and needs in the communities Heifer works with.
For many, a cup of coffee is a morning staple. But the journey from farm to roaster to coffee shop is one beset by inequality, and coffee farmers worldwide subsist in poverty.
Diana Rodgers speaks on the critical role that livestock plays in regenerative agriculture and human nutrition.
As the author of Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land, Leah Penniman is an incredible leader in sustainable farming and a powerful speaker.
Founder of Rise and Root Farm and food justice activist, Karen Washington, speaks with Heifer USA Director, Perry Jones about building food justice.
Barton Seaver will join a conversation on how consumers can support a more sustainable global food system.
Join Esther Park, CEO of Cienega Capital, in conversation with Pierre Ferrari, President CEO of Heifer International, as they discuss the root causes of inequities within our food and farming system.
Ruth Reichl speaks about patterns in food consumption and our changing connection to the origin and health benefits of the food we eat.
On Juneteenth, Heifer International recognized the significant contributions of Black Americans to the history and future of our food and farming systems.
Dr. Brady Deaton will discuss how governments and NGOs can help create more equitable food systems.
Rosita Najmi, PayPal’s Head of Global Social Innovation, discusses the Generation Equality Forum to promote gender equality.
Editor-in-Chief of Devex, Raj Kumar, will speak about what to expect in international development and media in a post COVID-19 world.
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman, discusses why government support is critical to scaling up sustainable, small-scale farms.
Country Director of Heifer Zambia, Petronella Halwiindi, and agricultural economist Alex Winter-Nelson, PhD discuss the impacts of COVID-19.
Dante Disparte, Vice Chair of the Libra Association, discusses financial inclusion and the role financial systems like Libra could play in responding to global crises.
Heifer International's Donna Kilpatrick and regenerative agriculture expert, Will Harris, discuss the state of the U.S. food and farming system.
Rosa Rodriguez, Country Director of Heifer Ecuador, discusses how local farmers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis with the support of Heifer.
Peter Laugharn, President and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, discusses the role of philanthropy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ertharin Cousin, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, discusses why our food system is so vulnerable in a crisis like COVID-19 and how to fix it.
Learning from Indigenous communities and recognizing their founding role in a holistic approach to food and farming is key to feeding the world while cooling the planet.
Morgan Simon, Founding Partner of Candide Group and author of Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change discusses the future of impact investing.
Join owner and manager of Paicines Ranch, a 7,600-acre ranch in central California, Sallie Calhoun, for a discussion on the importance of investing in carbon sequestration and regenerative agriculture.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, Nicholas Kristof, speaks about the potential for a greater, more impactful hunger pandemic and how the world should respond.
Daron “Farmer D” Joffe believes there is a farmer in everyone. The ideas in his book has led to the development of a movement of gardeners and farmers everywhere.
Join CEO of Savory Institute, Daniela Ibarra-Howell, for a conversation on how regenerative agriculture can play an important role in feeding the world, while cooling the planet.
Join Cindy Ayers Elliott as she discusses how she went from investment banker to farmer, in order to focus on sustainable community development through local farming.
Join Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder of Food Tank, as she discusses the challenges and opportunities for building more resilient food systems beyond COVID-19.
Sacred Cow comes at a critical point in nutrition and sustainability, as the film probes the fundamental moral, environmental and nutritional quandaries associated with raising and eating animals.
Founder of Manna Tree, Gabrielle Rubenstein discusses how to increase investment in socially conscious, profit-making companies.
The Washington Post’s national food business reporter, Laura Reiley, discusses her reporting on the impacts of the pandemic on the food system and the widespread market disruption.
Join leading expert on INGO organizational effectiveness, leadership development and culture, Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken, discussing the role of NGOs in the future of development.
Awaiting the results of the U.S. presidential election, Tom and Pierre will discuss how the next four years could impact sustainable food systems.
Join Professor of Entomology at University of Illinois, Dr. Esther Ndumi Ngumbi for a discussion on why soil is critical to food security.
Listen to a one-hour conversation series with Heifer country programs as they discuss how each have responded to the crisis.
Former Tyson Foods CEO, Donnie Smith, discusses his experience in large-scale food production and how it influenced his recent transition to supporting sustainable smallholder farming.
Walmart Foundation’s Director of Sustainability, Sherry-Lee Singh, discusses how farmer-producer organizations can help advance gender equity and community resilience.
Founder and Executive Director of The Africa Diaspora Network, Almaz Negash, joins President and CEO of Heifer International, Pierre Ferrari, to discuss why diaspora investment is critical to helping smallholder farmers grow their businesses.