Heifer International Blog

Kamala Makes a Living With Mulberry
A Nepali woman holds a bunch of fodder leaves in her fodder field.

Animals

Kamala Makes a Living With Mulberry

Nourished families depend on nourished farms. In southwestern Nepal, one woman’s mulberry fodder business is keeping livestock healthy and...

The Cost of Bird Flu for Smallholder Farmers
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Newsworthy

The Cost of Bird Flu for Smallholder Farmers

For smallholder farmers, backyard poultry are a sustainable pathway out of poverty. As bird flu outbreaks continue worldwide, farmers supported by...

What is Moringa?

Newsworthy

What is Moringa?

Around the world, Heifer helps farmers use local resources to protect their livelihoods while caring for the environment. Moringa, also known as...

Food, Dignity and Hope: Campesinos on their Relationship with the Earth

Culture

Food, Dignity and Hope: Campesinos on their Relationship with the Earth

Campesino identity is rooted in a deep connection to food, farming and the natural world. In their own words, two campesinos describe this sacred...

It’s National Volunteer Week! And We’re Celebrating.
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Newsworthy

It’s National Volunteer Week! And We’re Celebrating.

In honor of National Volunteer Week we’re highlighting a special 16-year-old changemaker and a long history of volunteers who have served...

What is a Smallholder Farmer?
A woman inspects a goat in a field in India.

Food

What is a Smallholder Farmer?

Heifer believes ending poverty and hunger begins with agriculture, and smallholder farmers are at the heart of this effort. But what exactly is a...

How Galápagos Island Farmers Are Protecting Their Paradise
A woman and her son crouch next to a watermelon in their greenhouse.

Environment

How Galápagos Island Farmers Are Protecting Their Paradise

Alongside the local government, Heifer Ecuador is working with Galápagos Island farmers to build a sustainable food system for one of the...

Food Smart, Climate Smart: 4 Ways Heifer Promotes Sustainable Food Around the World
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Environment

Food Smart, Climate Smart: 4 Ways Heifer Promotes Sustainable Food Around the World

Feeding the world's 7.9 billion people is no small task. Around the globe, Heifer promotes farming processes that increase production, build...

The Real Value of Water
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Environment

The Real Value of Water

Water is the foundation on which farmers everywhere grow food, raise animals, earn income and keep their families healthy — surviving on it in...

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Today, We Stand With the People of Ukraine
Two women carry canisters of milk in Ukraine.

Newsworthy

Today, We Stand With the People of Ukraine

As we witness millions of lives being upended by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, our hearts remain with the people of the country — and our...

A Celebration of Women Around the World, in Photos
A woman stands in the doorway of her salon in Guatemala.

Women & Girls

A Celebration of Women Around the World, in Photos

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re proud to share the stories of women who are fighting for equality, inclusion and progress for all,...

‘There’s Room for Everyone’: The Women Breaking Barriers at Heifer Ranch
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Women & Girls

‘There’s Room for Everyone’: The Women Breaking Barriers at Heifer Ranch

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the women of Heifer Ranch — and women across the globe — overcoming bias and making a...