In addition to couples, love and happy marriages, St. Valentine is the patron saint of beekeepers—charged with ensuring the sweetness of honey and the protection of beekeepers. Who knew Heifer International had so much in common with good ol’ Valentine?
Bolivians have lived off the Andean plant quinoa for centuries, but recent "discovery" by nutrition-hungry American and European consumers has hurt access for the small farmers who produce it, says a recent article in the New York Times. A chenopod
Written in collaboration by Brooke Edwards and Maegan Clark In 1992, the UN designated March 22 of each year as World Water Day. Although Heifer International’s focus is on ending hunger and poverty, clean water (for people and livestock) is
Video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee A whirlwind two-day trip through Heifer projects near Chengdu, China, took CEO Pierre Ferrari and other staff members to visit successful rabbit and pig projects in Dayi and Beichuan County, China, one of the most
Photographer Geoff Oliver Bugbee recorded this view of Mount Everest and the Himalayas on his iPhone on a recent flight from Nepal to China during CEO Pierre Ferrari's visit of projects in both countries. I took the still shot below. The flight
Earlier today I posted about a Heifer project participant being included in The Economist's report, The 9 billion-people question: A special report on feeding the world. And if you're keyed in to media coverage of sustainable agriculture, you've
If you're not a subscriber to The Economist, you might have missed The 9 billion-people question: A special report on feeding the world (February 26, 2011). I had quite the surprise the other day when I sat down to read it: "Hey, I met that
Heifer International works in partnership with and stands for the too-often voiceless poor around the world and is committed to doing all we can to help bring about the end to hunger and poverty and to ensure protection for the earths
Video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee CEO Pierre Ferrari reflects on the beauty, pageantry and sustainability of Passing on the Gift as an afternoon ceremony in Shaktikhor, Nepal, continues behind him. In the images from the Shaktikhor ceremony, the
Meet Mandira Bote of Sarlahi, Nepal. She and others in her community near the Bagmati River belong to a marginalized, nearly extinct caste of landless fishermen. Before Heifer came into the community in late 2006, the women there suffered greatly.