Moving Away From Bush Meat

Here’s something to think about on World AIDS Day: a gift of livestock could help prevent the next HIV from ever arising. ????? Photo by Michael Padmanaba/CIFOR Many viruses, like HIV, Ebola and SARS, begin in animals before jumping to the

Cow Lick: Photo of the Week

Photo by Russell Powell This gregarious gal is part of the Building Communities for Holistic Development in the Central Region Project in Juretthhum Village, Nuwakot District, Nepal.

Livestock and Training Help Fight HIV/AIDS

Today is World AIDS Day. This year's theme is "Getting to Zero," with a commitment to zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination. Our two-pronged strategy to help fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic, particularly in

Heifer Staff in Busan to Talk Aid Effectiveness

The Fourth Level High Forum on Aid Effectiveness is taking place this week in Busan, Korea. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and delegates from non-governmental organizations around the

Says Goat: Are We There Yet?

Heifer believes that we can achieve more together by working with communities, local governments, organizations, and other partners. Heifer has several longstanding relationships with organizations that share in the mission of Heifer

Show Us Your Worst Gift and Win a Goat

Do you "Like" us on Facebook? If not, take a second and do it!  Now that we're Officially Friends (since nothing is real until it's on Facebook, right?), go enter our Worst Gift Photo Contest. Everyone knows holiday gift giving can be a

Heifer is Improving the State of the World

We've been hearing a lot lately about the state of the planet. The seven billionth child was born in October placing a further strain on the Earth's resources. The percent of green house gases hit a record high in 2010, contributing to

They Eat the Least, But Spend the Most

As we in the United States enjoy a season full of holiday traditions of dining with friends and family and giving thanks for what we have, it's interesting to put our luck in the plenty-to-eat department into even finer perspective. Check out