Heifer In The News

Building Herds and Improving Lives in the Deep South


Since 2002, farmers have received a total of 527 heifers through the program, which was started with $74,500 seed money granted to the co-op by Heifer International. Heifer International is an NGO that works mainly in developing countries such as Guatamala, Haiti, and Nicaragua, but its larger goal to alleviate hunger and poverty in rural areas applies to several rural part of the U.S. as well. Heifer International has provided support for similar programs in three rural other counties in Mississippi—Covington, Attala, and Wayne Counties

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How to reduce food waste, summer heat


"One of the main purposes of composting is diverting the amount of waste going in to landfills. And that is something you can use in your own back yard afterwards for growing fresh produce”, explains Tom Spinnato with Heifer International.

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"The Sweet Smell of Success" -- Diversifying sources of income vetiver producers of Port-Hi

Le Nouuvelliste

In conjunction with International Flavor & Flagrances, Inc. (IFF), Unilever, and konbite Unit of essential oil of vetiver, Haiti Heifer International launched Monday in Port-Hi, a project to diversify sources of income vetiver producers in this part of the country, including the city of Favette. Through this pilot project called "The Sweet Smell of Success" which should last about 24 months, designers have hit 450 producers.

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Education Matters: Fighting World Hunger from AR

KARK - Arkansas Matters

Heifer International is attracting kids to it's exhibits, teaching them about nutrition, agriculture and infrastructure around the world. The village is showing people how they're trying to end world hunger.

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New South Produce Cooperative receives $30,000 donation from Farm Credit


Farm Credit Services, to celebrate its 100th anniversary, will donate $30,000 for the purchase of three cooling trailers to help New South Produce Cooperative transport produce from its farmer-producers to consumers and farmers markets across the state.

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A surprising solution to global poverty, from one of the wealthiest men in the world.


Livestock — in this case chickens — is a gift that keeps on giving, Gates says. Chickens are an economic opportunity that literally multiplies itself and can help lift people out of poverty.

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Heifer Trains 40 Farmers

Times of Zambia

HEIFER International Zambia (HIZ) has spent more than K260,000 to train 40 farmers as Community Agro Veterinary Entrepreneurs (CAVEs) at the Zambia Institute of Animal Health (ZIAH) in Mazabuka, in Southern Province. The training was aimed at improving livestock production in order to enhance household economies in Central and Copperbelt provinces. Each of the 40 farmers from the two provinces received a bicycle, veterinary kit, a pair of gumboots and protective clothing at the end of the course.

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Uzo Aduba Says Ugandans' Generosity of Spirit During Charity Trip 'Was Unlike Anything I Had Seen Before'


Uzo Aubda is empowering African families to turn poverty into wealth. The Nigerian-born actress, 35, has joined forces with Heifer International – an organization whose mission is to end world hunger by helping families gain self-reliance. The answer? Cows.

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Dairy farmers aided to improve quality of products


Consistent focus on quantity as opposed to quality among most rural famers has been cited as a key cause of low production and productivity in the agricultural sector.

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Bill Gates Launches Chicken Initiative to Tackle Poverty in Africa

ABC News

The billionaire is teaming up with charity organization Heifer International to donate flocks of chickens to families in need. Their goal is to eventually help 30 percent of the rural families in sub-Saharan Africa raise improved breeds of vaccinated chickens, up from just 5 percent now.

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