Mandela Day the Heifer Way

Mr. Ruphus Papole of the Arise and Shine Project in Limpopo province, South Africa. by Claire Hawkridge  Heifer International South Africa The 18th of July is the birthday of former South African president, Nelson Mandela. On that day,

Why Does Heifer Work in Canada?

Newcomer FarmStart-Up program participant Peter Seenath by Catherine Scott  “Farming this land is the best thing that’s happened to me in my 27 years in Canada.  To me, farming is the greatest thing you can get involved

Dr. Nadine Burke: Food and Family

Studies show that eating together improves relationships and makes for healthier, happier kids and families. In this short film from Nourish, pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke encourages us to make time for shared meals in the home. How do you make the

More Than Business as Usual

Post by Puja Singh, Heifer Nepal Video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee, with Puja Singh as translator Social Entrepreneurs Women’s Cooperatives are run by businesswomen from former Heifer International self-help groups who are determined to put the

G20 Report Receives Mixed Reviews

We shared last week about the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stated how higher agriculture commodity prices are here to stay.  Global warming has already raised food prices by as much as 20% and the global price for a basket

In East Africa, Farmers Become Entrepreneurs

The Kiboga West Dairy Plant, which processes 8,000 litres of milk per day and serves 1,500 farmers This morning, Moses Nyabila shared a remarkable story of transformation that’s taking place in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda through Heifer’s

Save the Farmer, Save the World?

We discussed last week that rising food prices will have a direct impact on American consumers and developing countries around the world; now it seems that farmers and those who work in agriculture are weighing in on the topic. An international

In Season

Happy solstice! The summer brings a bounty of fresh produce: stone fruit and berries, garden salads with ripe tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, watermelon, and more. Farmer Nigel Walker, chef Bryant Terry, and others share why eating seasonally is good