STORIES TAGGED: AGRICULTURE

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Right on Target

I learned from the UN FAO report, The State of Food and Agriculture (2009) "Livestock in the Balance," that 40 percent of global farm income comes from livestock, and that 80 percent of the "undernourished" are rural! Clearly the Heifer project is right on target.

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Georgian Woman's Garden Produces Hope After War

Georgia

Eka Surameli and her children were displaced from their Georgian village during the Russian-Georgian war. The conflict destroyed border villages and people's gardens and orchards. In 2011, the Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) partnered with Heifer Georgia to improve the livelihoods and economic conditions of people in this region, including Eka. She attended trainings on agricultural technologies and drip irrigation systems, and received seedlings. Heifer is creating a better life for people and give them the most important thing-hope for a peaceful future.

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Technology, Partnerships and Women Will Advance African Dairy Industry

Kenya

Elizabeth Bintliff, Vice President for Heifer’s Africa Program, presented a keynote address at the April 2012 8th African Dairy Conference and Exhibition held by the East and Southern Africa Dairy Association.

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Each Year the Harvest Grows

Guatemala

Twenty years ago, Esperanza’s father and grandfather decided to change their family’s future by laying claim to the land the family now lives on.

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Heifer CARMAC Equipment Placement Round 2

Armenia

The Heifer Armenia team was extremely pleased to witness the arrival of the second rounds of agricultural equipment to be placed in farmer cooperatives in the framework of the Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness (CARMAC) project

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Tractors in Armenia

Armenia

The excitement on January 20 in Vanadzor, Armenia, was overwhelming as three new tractors were officially handed over to cooperatives of small farm owners in three rural communities.

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The WiLD Mama Bear of Virginia Tech

Honduras

According to the WiLD (Women in Livestock Development) site on Heifer’s Intranet Platform, a WiLD woman is a woman who is “making a difference in their lives and the lives of the families and communities where Heifer works.”

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Seeds of Knowledge Taking Root on Campus and Worldwide

Honduras

The metaphor of “sowing seeds” is often used when we speak about education.  We plant the seeds of education, and who knows what will grow and how deep the roots will penetrate?  On college campuses around the country, we are able to see and feel real community change and social action that has sprung up because of the planting of Heifer’s educational “seeds.”  But a crop needs help from a farmer to grow to its full potential, and we’ve found that professors of Geography, Animal Science, Nutrition, Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, and History can make great farmers.  Read more to see how college and university faculty and staff can plant the seeds of sustainable development on their campuses and beyond. You may need to get your hands dirty!

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