Heifer In The News

Diane Lane's 'Unforgettable' Mother-Daughter Trip to Africa

People.com

Back in 2008, when actress Diane Lane brought her daughter, Eleanor (then 14) to Rwanda with Heifer International it was strictly as a mom not a movie star. "Sometimes I have a gift of flipping a switch and just disappearing into a crowd," says Lane, 49. "It's also a blessing because I was the only mom who brought her daughter and that's more how I was known."

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Ryan Newman & Heifer International Team Up to End World Hunger — Join The Cause!

Teen Info Net

Actress Ryan Newman of Nick at Nite’s “See Dad Run” recently visited Cambodia on behalf of Heifer International to help Heifer in their mission to end world hunger and poverty. During her trip, Ryan witnessed Heifer’s Improving Income and Nutrition Through Community Empowerment (INCOME) Project first hand – a project that focuses on leveraging local resources, Passing on the Gift® and engaging the community. We truly appreciate your initial coverage of her trip and wanted to provide you with all the fun details.

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Get Fresh Produce and Support Local Farmers Through CSA Program

http://www.littlerocksoiree.com/

Fresh, local produce isn’t always the easiest to come by, but Heifer International and Foodshed Farms are working to change that through their now open 2014 fall CSA program.

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The hilarious success story of Goat Simulator

Gamasutra.com

Sales of the game exceeded all expectations. "I think we recouped our money within, like, ten minutes," he says. In five months, Goat Simulator outsold both Sanctum games combined, such strong performance that the team wanted to give back and decided on offering free DLC, despite the fact Sanctum and its sequel made about half their revenues from paid DLC. And the team participated in the "Games for GoatS" program with charity Heifer International, offering free Steam keys for the game (along with Escape Goat 2, which also participated) to donors.

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Milking it: dairy farmers in east Africa are earning more by learning more

The Guardian

The research into VFTs has been based on their use in the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project, a collaboration launched in 2008 between Heifer International, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Technoserve, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and African Breeders Services (ABS). The project's first phase aimed to double the incomes of 179,000 dairy farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

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Little Rock Restaurant Month: Cafe at Heifer

KATV.com

Tyler Husser & Christopher Rash show off one of Cafe@Heifer's best salads for Little Rock Restaurant Month.

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The Do-Gooder – Vicki Clarke, Director of Philanthropy, Heifer International

Womenetics.com

When I interviewed for a position at Heifer about six years ago, I was asked to talk about my personal and professional values, and how those values shape the work that I do. It was quite a question and not one you hear in many job interviews. But thanks to my upbringing, it wasn’t tough to answer.

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New Program For Sustainable Produce Helps Local Farmers And Economy

KARK News

A group of people are ditching grocery stores and getting locally grown produce delivered right to them. Heifer International launched FoodShed Farms-CSA... a pilot program serving 150 families who pay $450 dollars per season to get a box of produce weekly.

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9 Things NOT to Do When Jet Skiing Down the Mississippi River

Buzzfeed

You would think these go without saying, but Kurt Braunohler just did almost all of them to raise money for families in Africa.

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The last best place no more: massive deforestation destroying prime chimp habitat in Uganda

Mongbay.com

In one of the initiatives, called the Sustainable Livelihoods Project, wildlife conservation groups established tree nurseries in local villages and encouraged community members to plant them within 30-meter (100-foot) buffers on either side of area rivers such as the Rwamatonga and the Waki. The two organisations partnered with Heifer Project International to offer high quality goats and pigs to local farmers who agreed to plant trees along riverbanks on their land.

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