Carmen Vaca, or Doña “Choca” as everyone knows her, is an exceptional woman. She works with her husband, Saul Herrera, producing cocoa, coffee, rice, beans, citrus and cupuaçu fruits, açaí berries and chestnuts on their farm near the Brazilian border in Guayaramerín, Bolivia.
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
Hats for Hunger was founded in 2008 by Andrew Castle when he was 9 years old. He was inspired by a Heifer International catalog, and decided to make a difference himself. He combined his love of animals and knitting to start Hats for Hunger.
ALGIERSThe Algerian government announced Sunday that it has taken measures to curb rising food prices, which had sparked riots across the country that left three people dead. The government said it has slashed taxes on sugar and oil
All of the Heifer Experience videos have been submitted and now its time for you to vote!We received a wide variety of videos, ranging from school kids to teenagers, talking puppets and those trying to buy a monkey. Now we need your help to
Slate, the online magazine, isn't the first to ask the question "Does International Aid Keep Haiti Poor?" The article tells the story of what Haitians want, their voices heard after Haitian civil-society groups polled more than 1,700 citizens
Author and Oxford economist Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion: Why The Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It, discusses market friendly food aid, how current food-price increases mirror the crisis of 2008 and why even
ABC News reports today that researchers have documented a 96 percent decline in the numbers of four previously abundant species of bumblebee in the United States in a study confirming that the agriculturally important bees are being affected
According to Mongabay: From 1971 to 1987, Uganda lost 50 percent of its forests, including virtually all of its primary forests. Between 1990 and 2005, Uganda lost 26.3 percent of its remaining forest cover, and deforestation continues today at a
In a New York Times editorial, John Foley warns that too much money (i.e. governments printing more of it to help their economies recover) has the potential to cause a food crisis in 2011. Rising food prices make it even harder on those who already
The roads in Kampala, Uganda, really weren't all that bad. I was told by lots of folks that Kenya is far worse off in the road department. But take a look at this video, and see what you think. This is on our way from Kampala to one of the...