Let them come, biologist Allan Savory says of the herd animals long blamed for destroying natural grasslands. With proper management, he says, those animals can be the land’s salvation. He offers proof at Zimbabwe’s Dimbangombe Ranch, where both flora and fauna thrive.
Think for a moment about the pressing challenges the world faces: poverty, hunger, political instability, war and climate change. Issues like this are what drove author Judith Schwartz to write her book "Cows Save the Planet."
Dairy farmers in Heifer International's EADD program go to great lengths to ensure their milk cans are meticulously cleaned inside between deliveries so their milk will meet quality standards at the chilling plant and not be turned away.
A global web of supporters, volunteers and staffers carry out Heifer International’s work today, but 70 years ago it was all up to a few boatloads of cowhands. This volunteer crew helped out from start to finish, raising the animals, transporting them from the heartland to the shore and...
Milk donation is a key component of the Heifer Milk for Orphans project. The program builds on an earlier project, Farmers Feed the Children, which required that Heifer cow recipients provide either milk or meat to child-care institutions such as hospitals and orphanages.
As the Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development, Rajiv Shah oversees the government’s efforts in improving the lives of those in need in the developing world. Since taking on the job in 2009, Shah has expanded the agency’s focus and changed some of its strategies, like...
Heifer International is proud to have a board of directors who invest their expertise, resources, money and time with passion and commitment to further our mission to end hunger and poverty.