Monthly press releases about what's going on with Heifer projects and programs.
Heifer International announced a new partnership today with the Savory Institute based in Boulder, Colorado. With complementing missions, the two international nonprofits established a goal of creating ecological and social wealth for families to support long-term viability of rural communities.Full Press Release
Cargill, Heifer International create partnership in China to improve farmer livelihoods, strengthen agricultural practices and increase food securityMINNEAPOLIS
A partnership between Cargill Animal Nutrition and Heifer International is enabling the expansion of 450 women-led, family-owned poultry farms in Qingshen, China. These farms will receive chicks, business training and access to nutrition expertise and veterinary support.Full Press Release
Heifer International today announced a five-year, US$18 million partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to design and implement a program that will equip 25,000 youth ages 15-24 with the skills necessary to start and run agriculture-related businesses.Full Press Release
Heifer International’s Mahendra Lohani, Senior Vice President of International Programs, received Ascend’s inaugural Humanitarian Award at the organization’s National Convention on Aug. 1.Full Press Release
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