Helping the Local Food Movement Scale Up

Can the local food movement scale up? That’s the question posed in a recent post on FastCompany.com. I was glad to see this publication – known for profiling innovative, high-tech ideas and solutions – take on an issue that will

Heifer's Heart: Meet the Staff

Name: Viktor Teres Title: Country Director, Heifer Ukraine  Location: Heifer Ukraine operates in 20 of the 24 regions in Ukraine. How long have you worked for Heifer? Almost eight years What attracted you to work for Heifer? I was attracted

Weekend Article Spotlight

It's been a very busy week at Heifer Headquarters. We've had some of our wonderful volunteers in the office, been busy writing about the great working going on, and even created a little stir with our post about reality checks for Hollywood. On

Famine Declared in Somalia—What You Can Do

Photograph by Geoff Oliver Bugbee Yesterday, the United Nations officially declared famine in two southern regions of Somalia, brought on by the worst drought there in 60 years. UN humanitarian coordinator for Somalia Mark Bowden said that if

Famine will be Declared in Horn of Africa Today

Below the photo is a news release from InterAction. The gist of it is this: in southern Somalia, drought has given way to famine and will be announced as such by the United Nations sometime today. While Heifer does not have projects in Somalia, we

A Fond Farewell for Jo Luck

This afternoon Heifer staff joined together to celebrate former Heifer President and CEO Jo Luck's leadership and legacy. Jo Luck started at Heifer in 1989 and became president and CEO in 1992 and was recently the co-recipient of the

Reality Check for Hollywood

After working all day at Heifer on social media and various other tasks, I like to unwind at night by reading celebrity gossip. Yes, it's my secret guilty pleasure that I try to keep to myself but I've been doing it so long that it's just