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Healthy Animals, Healthy People: Heifer Experts Weigh in on What Makes a Thriving Farm Ecosystem
A female farmer feeding pigs in a sty.

Animals

Healthy Animals, Healthy People: Heifer Experts Weigh in on What Makes a Thriving Farm Ecosystem

The health and safety of livestock impacts the economic and nutritional security of smallholder farmers. Heifer experts share four simple farm and...

Community Chicken Vaccinator Earns Income, Hatches Hope in India
Geeta Rani Jena receives vaccination supplies from a pharmacist in her local village center in Odisha, India. Photo by Pranab K. Aich/Heifer International

Women & Girls

Community Chicken Vaccinator Earns Income, Hatches Hope in India

A community vaccinator is an essential animal healthcare worker who provides low-cost chicken vaccines and deworming treatments to poultry farmers....

What is a Cooperative?

Food

What is a Cooperative?

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

Celebrating the Power of Partnership

Newsworthy

Celebrating the Power of Partnership

As we close this chapter and embrace the new year, we're celebrating some of the partners who support our mission to end hunger and poverty in a...

An Ambitious Mother Feeds Her Family, Fulfills New Dreams
A woman holds a handful of eggs at her farm in Cambodia.

Women & Girls

An Ambitious Mother Feeds Her Family, Fulfills New Dreams

With support from Heifer International, Tor Pon Louk has transformed from a struggling farmer into a successful business owner and leader for her...

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....

No More Praying for Rain: Well Brings Water to Nepal’s Waterless
A Nepali woman wearing a bright yellow shawl waters her vegetables with a hose.

Environment

No More Praying for Rain: Well Brings Water to Nepal’s Waterless

Like many smallholder farmers in Nepal, Tara Devi Mahato depended on unreliable rainfall to irrigate her crops. Now, thanks to Heifer Nepal and a...

This Season of Thanks, We’re Grateful for Our Farmers
Two farmers hold seedlings in their hands.

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...

Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women In Bihar, India
A group of women walking in the field.

Women & Girls

Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women In Bihar, India

Up against deep caste and patriarchal prejudices, women farmers in the Indian state of Bihar are changing the face of their participation in...

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Heifer Ranch Achieves Regenerative Agriculture Milestone
A woman farmer kneels in her cow pasture, holding some cover crops in her hand.

Newsworthy

Heifer Ranch Achieves Regenerative Agriculture Milestone

Thanks to the leadership of Donna Kilpatrick, Heifer Ranch became a Savory Hub in Arkansas – a teaching center on regenerative agriculture, whose...

One Year After Hurricanes Battered Honduras, a Resilient Beekeeper Rebuilds
A Honduran man wearing a mask and blue shirt stands by his carpentry workshop.

Environment

One Year After Hurricanes Battered Honduras, a Resilient Beekeeper Rebuilds

One year ago, two hurricanes battered Honduras, decimating the agricultural assets many Heifer Honduras farmers depended on for income. That was...

Tihar Festival in Nepal: Days of Dogs, Deities and Income
A Nepali woman lights a candle in her home.

Culture

Tihar Festival in Nepal: Days of Dogs, Deities and Income

Tihar festival in Nepal honors Hindu gods with days of dancing, feasts and animal worship. But it’s also the moment toward which rural farmers...