Oxfam International and Clean Energy Nepal honored 22 women farmers for their contributions to agriculture through the Recognition to Women Farmers program. Heifer project participant Mithu Adhikari, from Kaski district’s Lahachowk village, was one of them.
The Chicago Tribune has a story out today about how a few new farmers markets in low-income and ethnic communities are struggling. "They've learned that offering fresh produce and educating people about the environmental advantages of locally grown
Photo by Russell Powell KLON MAI, Thailand Storm clouds approached from the northeast, piling up behind the mountains. The wood smoke from thatch-roofed kitchens blew horizontally, and banana trees flapped in the wind. Mothers stepped
Photo by Bryan Clifton Sometimes having the hometown advantage pays off. This weekend, it did for Heifer. Sunday morning, Kris Allen and his dad Neil stopped by Heifer International's headquarters in Little Rock, AR, for a quiet visit with a
It's been a few days since we last brought you an update on the Alright With Moo fundraiser, but we've been busy here at Heifer upholding our end of the bargain. Just this morning, the printer delivered the custom-made birthday card we'll present
The civil war in Guatemala that began in 1960 dragged on until 1996, and every once in a while the security situation still seems a little hinky. The dangers today aren't related to the war per se, but they're certainly fed by the massive
Photo from flickr/HeyThereSpaceman. Creative Commons What happens during the summer to all those students who rely on free or reduced school lunches? Many of them go hungry, according to a recent story from AOL News. It has
Heifer International's Nepal-based communication officer Puja Singh sends us this field video, reminding us of the importance of something as simple as compost. Heifer encourages agricultural practices that care for the earth. In Nepal, Heifer's
Bolvina and German at their kitchen table with the bounty of the earth produced with Heifer's help. Honey, pollen, bees wax products, potatoes, and corn - all natural and delicious. by Steve Stirling Peru Day 5 - Pomacanchi district San Juan
Ignacia Quispe (right) at the Tinke Community in Peru Day 4: Tinke Community Project Visit Today we visited with Martin and Ignacia Quispe and their 5 children (4 boys and 1 girl). This community has been working with Heifer for five years.
Another great article from the latest issue of World Ark magazine. In "Go Away for Good," Lauren Wilcox explores the rise and ramifications of voluntourism--the combination of tourism and volunteering: For those who want to become more