Eighty percent of Ukraine’s milk production comes from small farmers, yet the number of small farmers is steadily declining. Danone Ukraine and Heifer Ukraine launched the Milk Communities Project to strengthen small dairy producers so they can compete and even thrive in the marketplace.
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In a recent article from "The Guardian," volunteer farmer trainers were highlighted as an important factor in the success of the East Africa Dairy Development project and in strengthening the community.
Tropical storm Agaton damaged ares in the Southern Philippines in January. But thanks to Heifer's trainings and the kindness of families from nearby Self-Help Groups, families were quick to recover. It's evidence of social capital at its best.
A project to improve the livelihoods of those in the poorest district of Trà Vinh Province has improved income and relationships in Vietnam, demonstrating the impact of social capital as a tool for lasting change.
Heifer staff in Mexico and Guatemala are checking on projects, farmers and animals after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the southern coast of Mexico early this morning.