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Biogas in Bihar, India: Harnessing the Power of Poop
An Indian woman in orange dress mixes a large pot of animal dung and water in her yard.

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Biogas in Bihar, India: Harnessing the Power of Poop

In India’s Bihar state, the process of drying animal dung for fuel is common — but harmful. Thanks to Heifer India installing a biogas unit in...

Rising Up to Meet the Challenge
A Guatemalan woman with a bright orange vest stands holding a shovel in a forest, working with a team to reduce forest fire risk.

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Rising Up to Meet the Challenge

Five years ago, the women of San Antonio las Cuevas in Guatemala stepped forward to prepare their community for natural disasters. And when two...

Regenerative Agriculture Is Transforming Heifer Ranch Into the Garden of Eden
Regenerative Agriculture Is Transforming Heifer Ranch Into the Garden of Eden.

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Regenerative Agriculture Is Transforming Heifer Ranch Into the Garden of Eden

Donna Kilpatrick is putting her expertise to work as the manager and land steward of Heifer Ranch, a 1,200-acre working farm in Perryville, just 40...

Growing Smarter: How Technology Improves Yields and Changes Lives
Growing Smarter: How Technology Improves Yields and Changes Lives.

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Growing Smarter: How Technology Improves Yields and Changes Lives

As we’ve become more aware of the finite nature of the Earth’s resources, the way we understand farming has changed, too. With the right...

Turn Off the Water Works With This Gardening Hack From Tanzania
A young boy in a red shirt kneels by a young sapling. He's filling a drip irrigator (made from a recycled plastic bottle) with water.

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Turn Off the Water Works With This Gardening Hack From Tanzania

Students in the drought-prone region of Igunga, Tanzania are using recycled discarded plastic bottles to water their school gardens. You can use...

On the Galapagos Islands, Heifer Ecuador Farmers Are Feeding Families While Preserving the Ecosystem
On the Galapagos Islands, Heifer Ecuador Farmers Are Feeding Families While Preserving the Ecosystem.

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On the Galapagos Islands, Heifer Ecuador Farmers Are Feeding Families While Preserving the Ecosystem

To meet both demand for fresh food and the need to protect the ecosystem, Heifer Ecuador is partnering with the Ministry of Agriculture, Farming,...

MIT D-Lab Founder Amy Smith Discusses Appropriate Technology and Fighting Poverty
MIT D-Lab Founder Amy Smith Discusses Appropriate Technology and Fighting Poverty.

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MIT D-Lab Founder Amy Smith Discusses Appropriate Technology and Fighting Poverty

From an early age, Amy Smith felt she should use her skills to end poverty. With aptitude and passion for both engineering and international...

Better Beef Leads to Better Honey at Heifer Ranch
Better Beef Leads to Better Honey at Heifer Ranch.

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Better Beef Leads to Better Honey at Heifer Ranch

The experts at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, will tell you that, on a farm, everything’s connected, and that’s especially true with...

The Business of Bees
The Business of Bees.

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The Business of Bees

Colony Collapse Disorder among other stressors are killing the bees. Making the world a better place for bees is better for farmers, businesses and...

How to Talk About Climate Change With Your Family (Without Ruining Everyone's Day)
How to Talk About Climate Change With Your Family (Without Ruining Everyone's Day).

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How to Talk About Climate Change With Your Family (Without Ruining Everyone's Day)

Climate change is a hot topic (no pun intended) in the world today. But it's important that you be able to talk about it calmly and compassionately...