Strengthening cooperatives and community savings institutions, to support local farmers
Since 1977, we have worked in Mexico, supporting local farmers through livestock projects and agricultural training that enables them to diversify their families’ diets and increase incomes.
- Coffee, Honey, Mezcal, Poultry, Cattle, Pigs, Sheep
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Mexico is one of the largest economies in Latin America, but more than 13 million people in rural areas remain below the poverty line. Many of these remote communities lack access to basic services such as healthcare, education, and housing.
Many farmers cannot readily access land or services, and often don’t have access to modern farming techniques that can increase production. But with the right support, they can improve the quantity and quality of production, access new markets and see their incomes increase.
More than 366,000 families supported by our work.
Heifer International has worked in Mexico since 1977, supporting local farmers through livestock projects and agricultural training that enables them to diversify their families’ diets and increase incomes.
Working closely with farmers, we help build their business development skills and better connect them to opportunities within the coffee, honey, mezcal, poultry, cattle, pigs, and sheep value chains. Through agricultural cooperatives and community savings institutions, we help local farmers build sustainable businesses and secure better prices and distribution opportunities.
Heifer International invests in farmers and business owners around the world, because we know having a secure source of income can be truly transformational for families and their communities. With support from our in-country teams, project participants build sustainable businesses to close the living income gap.
Living Income is the amount of money each person in a household needs per day to live a dignified life.
In Mexico, we are currently using US$2.48 in Tapachula.
- Accor Hotels
- Café Brújula
- City Express Hotels
- Coffee Black
- El Buen Socio
- Fundación Pernod Richard México
- Grupo Toks
- Ibis Hotels
- Mexican Mescal Quality Regulatory Council (COMERCAM)
- National Institute of Social Economics (INAES)
- PESA-FAO Oaxaca
- Walmart Foundation
More about our work in Mexico