Despite the fact that coffee is a fairly high price commodity, coffee farmers often struggle to earn enough income to support their families due to a gap between farmers’ current income and a living wage.
For those who live in central Arkansas and want some locally grown, fresh produce every week, you can now sign up for the 2014 fall CSA share through Foodshed Farms and Heifer International.
Most know him as Damon Salvatore or even as Boone Carlyle, but this weekend Heifer International got to know actor and television star Ian Somerhalder in a new role: Animal Lover, Conservationist and Activist.
Adequate, healthful nutrition should be a guaranteed human right. Through livestock and training, Heifer helps make it possible for smallholder farmers and their families.
This week, businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates is calling attention to malnutrition in Africa, and mentions Heifer as an organization that is part of the solution.
Tropical storm Agaton damaged ares in the Southern Philippines in January. But thanks to Heifer's trainings and the kindness of families from nearby Self-Help Groups, families were quick to recover. It's evidence of social capital at its best.