Tropical storm Agaton damaged ares in the Southern Philippines in January. But thanks to Heifer's trainings and the kindness of families from nearby Self-Help Groups, families were quick to recover. It's evidence of social capital at its best.
Major news organizations msnbc.com and The Huffington Post share the good news about Heifer's new CEO, Pierre Ferrari. And Arkansas' newspaper, the Democrat-Gazette, put the Thursday announcement on the front page in Friday's newspaper. Pass it
Business, social innovator brings passionate urgency to role LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Heifer International a global nonprofit leader of sustainable agricultural development for smallholder farmers today named Pierre U.
by WorldLink staffWhat inspires you to be creative in the kitchen? In this fresh new clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, chef Jamie Oliver, star of TVs Food Revolution, breaks out his drum kit and riffs on the pleasures of simple
The cholera outbreak in Haiti that's killed 250 people is affecting participants in Heifer's projects there. Heifer International sent out the following release today: Heifer Haiti staff not infected by cholera outbreak; disease claims project
It may be the cooler weather or my own insatiable appetite for the orange-fleshed tubers, but I liked this video from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation about a Tanzanian farmer building a better livelihood with a new cropsweet
Fixes, a new online column from The New York Times, is all about solutions to social problems and why they work. I have high hopes for this series. In their first installment, cleverly called Health Care and the Art of Motorcycle
by WorldLink staffWhat foods do you buy locally? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, journalist Michael Pollan encourages buying local food to conserve energy, support farmers, and preserve the natural landscape. Watch Michael Pollan
This week, members of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity are meeting in Japan to talk about how to protect the planet's flora and fauna. It's a noble and challenging goal, especially considering that they hope to do it without displacing
Heifer International staff in the Philippines is reported to be okay a day after Super Typhoon Megi struck the country. Country Director Hercules Paradiang reports the roof of one staff members house had to be repaired, but that all team
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