As manpower trickles out of these Peruvian communities , and as climate change makes raising crops and animals on the mountains even more challenging, Heifer is stepping in to help with intensive values-based training that builds community unity.
About 7,000 men of all ages, religions, colors and walks of life responded to the call for “seagoing cowboys” in 1945 and 1946. A number of these cowboys found themselves away from home over the holidays, many for the first time.
Heifer Haiti, through our REACH project, has been working to build climate change resilience among farmers through reforestation, training on wood energy alternatives, new crop varieties and livestock management practices, and more.
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.
For Zimbabwe’s smallholder farmers, increasing their ability to grow their own foods and expand their own markets means they become less dependent on imported food and increasingly food secure, Heifer’s ultimate goal for the country.
As a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Windy Wilkins aims to maximize the benefits livestock can bring to people struggling to pull themselves out of poverty. Heifer International is proud to work with Wilkins and the Gates Foundation on the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD)...
If life were a sport, we’d all want Suzanne Awalt on our team. In her life and extensive roles supporting Heifer International, she’s passionate, disciplined, considerate, inquisitive, structured, positive and committed. Awalt is a longtime Heifer volunteer, donor and former board member.