Food

Quick Facts About Food Waste
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Food

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

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

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
Two hands exchange money.

Food

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...

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

Food

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...

Tomato, Tomato
A close up shot of green tomatoes on the vine.

Food

Tomato, Tomato

Through videos and guidebooks, Heifer USA is training farmers to successfully cultivate and manage crops, including organic tomatoes — a...

What is a Value Chain? And Why You Should Care.
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Food

What is a Value Chain? And Why You Should Care.

A strong, equitable value chain can help vulnerable people provide nutritious food for their families and communities while earning a fair wage for...

What is a Cooperative?
Two smiling Cambodian women stand in a field, holding bundles of rice.

Food

What is a Cooperative?

Agricultural cooperatives enable individual farmers to operate as a collective agribusiness, driven by values of solidarity and reciprocity....

From Kenya to Bangladesh: 5 Ways Heifer Builds Strong Market Systems
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Food

From Kenya to Bangladesh: 5 Ways Heifer Builds Strong Market Systems

Heifer invests in infrastructure across our project areas to build strong market systems, giving farmers the purchasing power to keep nutritious...

4 Ways Heifer is Helping End World Hunger
A young girl holding a glass of milk and looking at her mother sitting next to her.

Food

4 Ways Heifer is Helping End World Hunger

Nearly 811 million people go to bed hungry each night. Chronic hunger is exacerbated by poverty, lack of nutrition education and social barriers....