Monthly press releases about what's going on with Heifer projects and programs.
Heifer Nepal is assessing damage to project sites in Midwestern Nepal after heavy rainfall triggered mudslides and flooding there. The flooding comes just a little more than a year after the country experienced its largest earthquake in 80 years.Full Press Release
Cargill is partnering with Heifer International to help smallholder farmers around the world. Cargill’s animal nutrition business recently teamed up with Heifer International to launch a new community service project that might serve as the prototype for multiple projects around the world. The Qingshen Project, in China, will provide 150 smallholder farmers with 100 baby chicks, veterinary support, and training in best practices for raising poultry, as well as marketing and business training.Full Press Release
IFF and Unilever Launch Partnership to Improve the Lives of Vetiver Farming Communities in Haiti Collaboration with Oxfam Great Britain, Heifer International and the Ford Foundation Delivers a Strategic Social InvestmentLES CAYES, Haiti
Heifer International will implement the project and provide access to livestock which delivers both an additional food source and diversified income through products that can be bartered and sold at market. “Livestock is a vehicle to support families and communities, provide highly nutritious foods, empower women, and manage economic risk,” said Pierre Ferrari, CEO of Heifer International. “Coupling livestock with improvements in the quality of the vetiver crop through optimized conservation practices makes Vetiver Together a true example of the good that can happen when multi-stakeholder partnerships are managed and executed with care.”Full Press Release
Three new cooling trailers now transport local produce from New South Produce Cooperative member farms to consumers and farmers’ markets across the state. The trailers are a result of a $30,000 donation from Farm Credit of Western Arkansas, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, Farm Credit Midsouth and AgriBank, their St. Paul, Minnesota-based funding bank.Full Press Release
Heifer International announced today that it is accepting bitcoin donations through a partnership with BitPay, the world’s leading bitcoin payment processor. Donors will have the option to select bitcoin, in addition to traditional payment methods, when they give through Heifer.org.Full Press Release
Hilton Prize Coalition Releases Film Highlighting Role of Development Organizations in Response to Nepal EarthquakeLITTLE ROCK, Ark.
Heifer International is one of six development organizations featured in the Hilton Prize Coalition documentary, “On Shifting Ground.” The film highlights disaster relief efforts following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. The earthquake and aftershocks killed more than 8,000 people and injured nearly 21,000.Full Press Release
In the professional marketplace, Hadfield is CEO of Message.io, a technology start-up headquartered in Austin, Texas. As a citizen of the world, he is keenly aware of complexities that accompany the global issues of hunger and poverty. To create a lasting impact himself, Hadfield has been instrumental in launching several social ventures to help better the lives of individuals in Africa and worldwide.Full Press Release
Friday will mark the 4th annual “Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field” fundraiser benefiting Heifer projects right here in Arkansas. The event will take place on grounds of Heifer Village, behind Heifer International headquarters, 1 World Ave., and the reception to begin at 6:30 p.m. Mallory Brooks and David Bazzel will be the emcees, and guests will be treated to music by The GroanUps. Those in attendance will also hear from Melanie Ward, an Arkansas farmer and the board chair of the Heifer-supported Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative.Full Press Release
Emmy Award winning actress Uzo Aduba just returned from a Heifer International visit in Uganda where she got an in-depth look at Heifer’s projects with farmers, who are working toward securing a living income as part of the organization’s goal to lift 4 million families out of poverty by 2020. During her trip, Aduba witnessed the impact of Heifer’s work when she met with farmers, participated in a Passing on the Gift® ceremony and helped process milk at a community-owned dairy center.Full Press Release
The 4th annual “Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field” will benefit Heifer projects right here in Arkansas through local agriculture and economic development. Guests are encouraged to dress in all-white dress casual attire and will enjoy an outdoor evening featuring a locally sourced, family style dinner. In keeping with Heifer International’s mission of caring for the Earth, Feast in the Field will be a “zero-waste” event using only reusable, recycled, and compostable products.Full Press Release