Heifer In The News

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

Arkansasonline.com

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.

Upworthy.com

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'

People.com

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

NTV-Uganda

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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Heifer International In For The Long Haul In Ecuador Earthquake Recovery

kuar.org

Ecuador is in the midst of recovery after an April earthquake killed over 660 people. Little Rock-based Heifer International has been working with farmers and fishing families in the region just outside the earthquake's epicenter for decades.

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High Profile - Hilary Jane Haddigan

ArkansasOnline.com

As a "C-suite" executive at Heifer International, Haddigan has a unique title -- chief of mission effectiveness. She's responsible for managing, evaluating and quantifying the effectiveness of Heifer's programs around the world.

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Yogurt breakthrough could mean more than nutrition for East Africans

The Londoner

Partners in the project include Heifer International, Yoba For Life, and Joma Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The program is called “Fermented Food for Life” and it’s received a $1.45 million grant from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund, a joint initiative of Global Affairs Canada and the International Development Research Centre.

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