Eating in South America

I'm heading back home late late tonight, with a brain still full of things to write about my trip to Peru and Ecuador. But, as it's Friday, I thought I'd just do a handful of photos of the food I've had the opportunity to try while in South

Horn of Africa: Let's Think Long-Term

Photo by Dave Anderson, Heifer International Today the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations posted a warning on the Horn of Africa crisis that speaks directly to Heifer staff, supporters, donors and potential partners:

Happiness is Coming Back in Armenia

Submitted by Liana Hayrapetyan,  Communication and PR Officer,Heifer Armenia In the years leading up to the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Poghosyan family was one of the friendliest and hardest working

Ecuador: Diverse and Dynamic

Before digging into the Ecuador leg of our South American trip, I thought it might be helpful to describe the situation here, which is complex, to say the least. Ecuador is fantastically biodiverse. I've never seen so many different plants in my

Nueva Luz: Working Together in Honduras

Women from the microenterprise Nueva Luz y Vida prepare plantain chips in Berlin, Honduras. After my experience on the Study Tour, I spent a few more days visiting projects in Honduras with Jose Alfredo Coto, the national project coordinator for

How To: Help Small Farmers

When it comes to the idea of sustainable agriculture and helping small farmers, it's easy to feel overwhelmed if you're just starting out. How do I help? What can I do? Where do I start? Those are the main questions people will ask when the subject

Pierre Ferrari in the Andes

Videography by Dave Anderson. This first video was shot on our drive to the first field visit in Peru. It was chilly, the view was breathtaking.  We took a little break to stretch our legs and have some coca tea to help us adjust to the

Lucio of Peru: Part 2 of 2

Yesterday I told you part of the story of Lucio Mandura, and here is the other part. (The bulk of this story was written by Maureen Goal, a volunteer with Heifer Peru.) Lucio attended trainings from Heifer Peru, which, when combined with his