Alpha Kappa Alpha's $50,000 Donation

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 AKA’s ‘charity of choice’ in 2010 and they have since donated over

Biogas is Important for Rural Children

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

Q&A with an 11-Year-Old Social Entrepreneur

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.

Algeria Slashes Food Prices After Riots

ALGIERS—The 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

Heifer Experience Videos: Watch and Vote Now!

All of the Heifer Experience videos have been submitted and now it’s 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

Haitians Seek Respect, Role in Rebuilding

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

Could Fish Pay for Food Aid?

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

'Alarming' Decline in U.S. Bumblebees

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

Biogas is Important for the Environment

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