Food & Water

It Takes a Village: Rwandan Farmers Unite to Nourish the Next Generation
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Food & Water

It Takes a Village: Rwandan Farmers Unite to Nourish the Next Generation

Dairy farmers trained by Heifer formed the Abakundinka Community Kitchen in rural Rwanda, a space for local mothers to bring their children for a...

Close to Home: Food Baskets Nourish Ecuador Communities
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Food & Water

Close to Home: Food Baskets Nourish Ecuador Communities

Through an innovative food basket delivery system, family farmers in Ecuador are fighting hunger in their own backyards with Heifer's support. And...

Malnutrition and the 1,000-Day Window of Opportunity
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Food & Water

Malnutrition and the 1,000-Day Window of Opportunity

Human development occurs at a rapid pace in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, making it a period of immense possibility and risk. Learn...

Online Vet Training Opens Doors for a Mother in Nepal
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Work & Income

Online Vet Training Opens Doors for a Mother in Nepal

When Kusu heard of the Heifer Nepal initiative training participants in animal health services online, she recognized it as a chance to grow her...

Quick Facts About Food Waste
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Food & Water

Quick Facts About Food Waste

Food loss and waste is a global challenge with enormous economic, environmental and health consequences. Read on to learn more about this issue and...

Why is Electricity Important in Agriculture?
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Food & Water

Why is Electricity Important in Agriculture?

Access to electricity touches almost all aspects of farmers' lives and livelihoods — from irrigation to harvesting to keeping produce fresh...

The High Cost of the High Cost of Food
Hands holding a small pile of soybeans in Uganda.

Food & Water

The High Cost of the High Cost of Food

Rising food prices are driving global hunger up at an alarming scale, hitting the world's most vulnerable populations the hardest.

Bangladesh Farmers Transform Local Markets
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Food & Water

Bangladesh Farmers Transform Local Markets

With Heifer's support, the Akota Women's Cooperative built and began operating an aggregation center — a marketplace for bulk goods, where...

Kamala Makes a Living With Mulberry
A Nepali woman holds a bunch of fodder leaves in her fodder field.

Animals

Kamala Makes a Living With Mulberry

Nourished families depend on nourished farms. In southwestern Nepal, one woman’s mulberry fodder business is keeping livestock healthy and...

What is a Smallholder Farmer?
A woman inspects a goat in a field in India.

Food & Water

What is a Smallholder Farmer?

Heifer believes ending poverty and hunger begins with agriculture, and smallholder farmers are at the heart of this effort. But what exactly is a...