Healthy Soil = Healthy People

The food you eat is only as good as the soil in which it grew. The good news is that sustainable agriculture practices that focus on building soil fertility yield plants that are healthier for us, not to mention more delicious.

The Groundwork for Health

With roots growing up on an organic farm and being involved with the food movement for 35 years, Dan Kittredge has founded an organization that is changing the way we think about our food, our health and, most importantly, the soil under our feet.

A Steadying Hand in Nepal

Though full project work in the earthquake-affected areas isn’t expected to resume for some time, project participants are pulling together to care for one another and their communities. The earthquake damaged much, but not the spirit of our project participants. In the middle of chaos, hope remains.

Early to Bed, Early to Rise...

These famers grow chickens of notable size! If you want to be a farmer, where do you start? Heifer is stepping in to help farmers in Arkansas learn the basics, secure start-up funds and build the networks they need to thrive.

Bee Well

A project in the Yucatan revives the art and traditions of stingless beekeeping to yield prized medicines and preserve precious cultural memory.

Bee Proactive!

Honeybees are an incredibly important part of food production worldwide, and they’ve been in the news a lot lately. Read on to learn what’s happening with honeybees and how you can help.

What Price Happiness?

If you wonder if money can buy happiness, try asking Helena Norberg-Hodge. In 2011, she produced and co-directed the award-winning documentary "The Economics of Happiness," which explores both corporate consolidation of power through globalization and the ways in which communities around the world are embracing their small-scale farmers and...

Changing Directions in Cameroon

How does Heifer International decide where to work? Perhaps more importantly, how do we decide when the work is done? After more than 40 years of work in Cameroon, Heifer International is looking northward to the dry, hungry Sahel.