Good News on the Poverty Front

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

U.K. Chief Scientist Warns of Food Crisis

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

Out of Poverty with Snails in Cameroon

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

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