For the past two weeks heavy rains in Malawi have resulted in floods in most areas of the country. The worst affected are the Southern Region districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe, Zomba and Blantyre, where homes, crops, livestock and household property have been damaged.
At a Heifer International ?Passing of the Gift? ceremony that took place outside Kigali, Rwanda, one-hundred fifty farmers, officials and celebratory dancers took part in the joyous occasion to mark the ?passing on? gift of a dairy cow from 22 Heifer donors to 22 recipients. The donors were themselves...
Heifer CEO Pierre Ferrari is part of a winning lineup for a "Build Your Own TEDxChange" contest organized by GOOD in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GOOD announced this week. You can see highlights from the GOOD
Photo by Dave Anderson Check out the fantastic online Finding Solutions Newsletter by Jane and Larry Levine. The newsletter is published quarterly by the nonprofit program Kids Can Make a Difference (KIDS). Their Winter 2011 issue focuses on Food
(Photo from Wall Street Journal) by Brett Garfinkel In their Saturday Essay column, The Wall Street Journal asked Peter Singer and Bjorn Lomberg, two global development experts, to respond to this question: Does Helping the Planet Hurt the
The total number of the world's poor fell to 878 million people in 2010 from more than 1 billion in 2005, a new Brookings Institution report shows. Brookings' Laurence Chandy and Geoffrey Gertz announced the findings in a Washington Post opinion
The British government's chief scientist shares his concerns about the global food system in this BBC video interview. He debunks a couple of misconceptions and discusses a report he commissioned on food security that is expected to say that
Written by Heifer Staff Eating snails for meals has long been associated with certain tribes in Cameroon. In the South West region, snail meat is an important food for all occasions. Lean and low in cholesterol and fat, snail meat contains high
Check out this article in the UK's Guardian newspaper on the results of the Worldwatch Institute's State of the World report. By Nidhi Prakash The key to alleviating world hunger, poverty and combating climate change may lie in fresh, small-scale
Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority visited Heifer International today as part of their 2011 National Founders Day celebration. Heifer was chosen as the AKAs charity of choice in 2010 and they have since donated over
From my trip to Uganda, I was able to see firsthand why biogas is so important in poor rural communities. So far, I've shown you why it's important for women and for the environment. Now, I'd like to show you why it's important for rural