Press Releases

Monthly press releases about what's going on with Heifer projects and programs.

Heifer International Announces Partnership with Savory Institute

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas

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.

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Cargill, Heifer International create partnership in China to improve farmer livelihoods, strengthen agricultural practices and increase food security

MINNEAPOLIS

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.

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Heifer International Partners with The MasterCard Foundation to Benefit 25,000 Youth in East Africa

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

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.

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Ascend honors Heifer International’s Mahendra Lohani with Humanitarian Award

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

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.

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Heifer Nepal Assessing Severe Flood Damage

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

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.

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Exploring new paths to community enrichment

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

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.

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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 Investment

LES 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.”

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New South Produce Cooperative receives $30,000 donation from Farm Credit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

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.

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Heifer International Announces Bitcoin Donation Method

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

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.

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Hilton Prize Coalition Releases Film Highlighting Role of Development Organizations in Response to Nepal Earthquake

LITTLE 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.

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