Women in Food & Agriculture Podcast
Geeta Sethi - Developing Sustainable Food Systems
In this edition of the Women in Food and Agriculture Podcast we speak to Geeta Sethi, Advisor and Global Lead for Food Systems at the World Bank about how our industry can develop more sustainable food systems.As well as learning about how Geeta got into her role and why the World Bank is so focused on transforming food systems; we discuss why now more than ever it is vital for food systems to be transformed, which issues we should be prioritizing and the consequences if organisations within food and ag do not address these issues now.
Anne Villemoes – Improving the Image of the Livestock Industry
In this episode of the WFA podcast we spoke to communications guru Anne Villemoes about how our industry can improve consumers’ perceptions of the livestock value chain.Anne has many years’ experience addressing the image problems the livestock value chain faces, especially in her former role as VP for Group Communications at Danish Crown. In the interview recorded earlier this year, we talked about how we should address misinformation posted online, what individual companies should do to improve their image and what the consequences may be if we do not address these issues now.
Bill McClain: Expanding career opportunities for women in the Ag sector
Laura Zinger of Urner Barry caught up with Bill McClain ahead of the Women in Food and Agriculture Summit.Bill was an International Human Resources Executive and a strategic HR Partner for Bunge’s Global Agribusiness over the last 15 years, covering Europe, Asia, Middle East & Africa."I believe that supporting joint efforts in the industry to promote the empowerment of talent with equality and transparency, will positively impact companies, our industry and the society we live in. "
Claudia Rössler – Advances in Agtech
In this edition of the WFA podcast we spoke to Claudia Rössler, Director of Agriculutre at Microsoft about advances in the world of agtech and how technology is revolutionising value chains.We discussed how agtech can support sustainable food systems, innovative technologies that are emerging agricultural value chains and what could be the next big thing in the world of agtech
Dr. Karina Horgan - The science behind agriculture
Laura Zinger, Sales manager of Urner Barry caught up with Dr. Karina Horgan, Associate Research Director at Alltech European Bioscience Centre as part of the Women in Food & Agriculture Campaign. Dr Horgan discusses Molecular fingerprinting, nutrient bioavailability, antibiotic resistance and her background and experience within the agricultural sector.
Natalie McCaffery - Education Ag Tech
Natalie McCaffery is a high school senior from Southern California who has developed a passion for Agriculture, Technology, and Education. Through her involvement in the Girl Scouts of America, Natalie has earned the highest distinction by bridging gaps between STEM education and Agricultural literacy for students of all ages. The mission of her nonprofit organization, Education Ag Tech, is to advance the knowledge of our next generation on the importance of agriculture and how technology can be optimized and applied to farming methods, resulting in a healthier planet and population. Natalie has been leading a team in the build of an Internet of Things Smart Farm station used to teach computer science through agriculture.
Susanna Elliott: Alltech's Planet of Plenty campaign and changing the future of Ag
Susanna Elliott, Head of communications at Alltech. Susanna has been with Alltech for more than 10 years, and today she oversees our global communications efforts. She is an integral part of amplifying our Planet of Plenty message
Jessica Fanzo - The many unique challenges that women throughout the ag supply chain
This podcast features Jessica Fanzo, an amazing leader in health and nutrition from Johns Hopkins University with background serving in prominent capacities for several globally focused organizations, including the United Nations. Jessica discusses with Laura the many unique challenges that women throughout the ag supply chain face- access to land and land tenure, access to funding and loans, decision-making limitations, and the world-wide gender gap in agriculture as a whole. Jessica also talks through the many obstacles to accessibility and popularity of plant-based and lab-grown protein, agricultural eco systems and their role in crop production, and more.
Elzandi Oosthuizen: Women Can Balance Family Life with Solving Hunger and Deficit
Vice President of Asia Pacific Marketing at Bayer Crop Sciences explores the unique challenges women face in agriculture and the corporate world. After a deep dive into the deficits faced by the Asian Pacific in terms of crop production and hunger, we explored the complexities of female farmers and leaders and the obstacles for both. The next generation will be pivotal in establishing further equality in ag, but must focus on specific behaviours in order to do so. Elzandi is an inspirational figure in the industry, and this is a segment not to be missed.