Family farmers may hold the key to helping stem global crises like extreme hunger, stunted children, water shortages, among many others, says Heifer President and CEO.
The number of overweight people in developing countries is increasing. Heifer training helps smallholder farmers diversify nutrition and preserve native foods.
The world is home to more than 500 million family farms. Since 2014 is the Year of Family Farming, we hope to push some of these farmers and the issues they face into the spotlight.
It's been 70 years since Heifer founder Dan West implemented his "teach a man to fish" philosophy to end hunger. Join us throughout 2014 in celebrating the work and by rededicating yourself to the mission of ending hunger and poverty.
Today would have been Heifer founder Dan West's 120th birthday. As you make your new year's resolutions, why not add to your list helping to fulfill his dream of ending hunger?
Lila Devi and Ram Bahadur Sunar were given a new life after joining a Heifer self-help group. You cand do this for more families in 2014 by giving a year-end gift today.