Building Up from the Rubble, Literally

A friend of mine is preparing for a trip to Haiti next February, where he'll be building new houses from the copious rubble left by the old ones. Thousands of families are still living in tents nearly a year after the quake, and conditions in these

Super Typhoon Megi Slams the Philippines

Heifer International country staff in the Philippines reports that Super Typhoon Megi, which roared through the country Monday, has severed communications with team members in the north, the area most affected by the storm and an area where Heifer

The Importance of Livestock

In the wake of last week's World Food Prize Symposium, new attention is being given to livestock's place in development. Just this morning, Christie Peacock, CEO of Farm-Africa, wrote a post for the Poverty Matters blog entitled "It's time to

World Food Day

October 16 is World Food Day. To mark the occasion, we're posting a few logos from World Food Days past and present. View more at World Food Day USA.

A Walk For Water in Senegal

We originally shared this video with you back in May when Austin Bailey was in Senegal, reporting on projects for Heifer's magazine, World Ark. We wanted to post it again for Blog Action Day - an event held every Oct. 15 that unites the

10 Poorest Countries

Here's something to think about over the weekend: How many of the world's 10 poorest countries do you suppose are in Africa? Hint: All of them, according to the Multidimensional Poverty Index, a new rubric for measuring poverty. The list: Sierra

Webcast from World Food Prize Symposium

Heifer International President Jo Luck, center left, and Bread for the World President David Beckmann, center right, were co-recipients of this year's World Food Prize. The awards ceremony was last night in Des Moines, Iowa. Watch the full video

Interview with World Food Prize Laureates

The Des Moines Register posted an article and interview today with World Food Prize laureates David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, and Jo Luck, Heifer International’s president. The World Food Prize Symposium is being held this