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AMSA Announces Pierre Ferrari to Kick Off the 2020 ICoMST and RMC

Dec 11, 2019

Ferrari.PierreAMSA is excited to announce that Pierre Ferrari, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heifer International will kick off this international conference Monday, August 3, 2020, during the 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) virtual meeting. This session will be sponsored by JBS USA Food Company. During his presentation on “Big Impact Technology Solutions For Smallholder Farmers," Pierre will highlight some of Heifer International’s most recent work in Nepal focusing on the goat meat infrastructure system. Discussing how they worked with farmers in Nepal to set up and produce quality, hygienic meat for markets in Kathmandu. He will also share with attendees some of the technology that has been instrumental in making JBSthis happen. Since Heifer International started work with goat farmers in Nepal, farmers have successfully increased their goat production year-on-year, resulting in sales of $13 million (in the last 4 years).

Pierre Ferrari joined Heifer International in 2010 with more than 40 years of business experience. Heifer International is using its proven community development approach and livestock expertise to help farmers create market demand to help lift them out of poverty. Heifer International’s mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way by supporting and investing alongside local farmers and their communities.

Prior to joining Heifer International, Pierre worked for many years at Coca-Cola USA, before deciding in 1995 to focus his energies and business acumen on social issues. He is using his skills and aptitude to invest in and partner with people living in poverty to help them achieve self-sufficiency, independence and health—goals that directly align with Heifer International’s empowerment-oriented mission.

Pierre is a current board member of the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund and Global Impact. He is also a former chair and current board member of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream.

The 66th ICoMST and AMSA 73rd RMC will be held August 3-6, 2020 online in the virtual format. For more information please visit: www.icomst2020.com or contact Deidrea Mabry 1-800-517-AMSA ext. 12.

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