Food

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
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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
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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....

This Season of Thanks, We’re Grateful for Our Farmers
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Food

This Season of Thanks, We’re Grateful for Our Farmers

The world’s smallholder farmers are at the heart of building a sustainable food system. We’re celebrating those from Honduras to Uganda who are...

How Does Hunger Affect Learning?
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Food

How Does Hunger Affect Learning?

While the COVID-19 health emergency is expected to have an enormous impact on worldwide learning — affecting billions of students — millions of...

From Rainforest to Cup: Celebrate the Farmers Behind Your Holiday Spices
A farmer stands in the forest where he grows cardamom.

Food

From Rainforest to Cup: Celebrate the Farmers Behind Your Holiday Spices

The spices that hearten the American holiday season — cash crops like cinnamon, allspice and cardamom — are a path out of poverty for the...

Eggs: More Than Just a Simple Snack
A woman wearing a vibrantly colored dress hands chicken eggs to a man at her shop.

Food

Eggs: More Than Just a Simple Snack

Eggs are packed with all kinds of proteins and vitamins to keep us healthy. But these nutrient powerhouses are also a sustainable food, key to...