Heifer International Blog

How Rilli Grew Her Herd
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Animals

How Rilli Grew Her Herd

Through training and collective business, buffalo farmer Rilli Maya Rai is at the helm of a thriving farm ecosystem in Nepal, building a future...

Lighting the Spark of Change
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Women & Girls

Lighting the Spark of Change

Where bias holds them back from income, independence and opportunity, women like Chhoti Kumari are banding together and blazing a new trail.

A Celebration of Cooperatives Building a Better World

Newsworthy

A Celebration of Cooperatives Building a Better World

In honor of International Day of Cooperatives, we’re proud to share the stories of co-op leaders fighting for a more prosperous tomorrow, united...

Why are Women Important in Farming?

Women & Girls

Why are Women Important in Farming?

Every day, women farmers make invaluable contributions to agriculture — and with support to overcome the unique challenges they face, they are...

Why Impact Investors Should Bet on Agriculture
A man in Rwanda harvests fruit from a tree.

Newsworthy

Why Impact Investors Should Bet on Agriculture

Agribusinesses in Africa are uniquely positioned to serve the growing food market — and provide opportunities for investors to do well by doing...

Soilless Nursery: Sowing Seeds of Change for Smallholder Farmers
A women tending to her saplings placed in several trays in a self-constructed greenhouse in a village in Bihar, India.

Environment

Soilless Nursery: Sowing Seeds of Change for Smallholder Farmers

Isarat is a farmer, but she’s also an entrepreneur who’s using her knowledge to grow a soilless nursery to improve crop yields, reduce resource...

Bangladesh Farmers Transform Local Markets
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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...

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 Moringa?
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What is Moringa?

Around the world, Heifer helps farmers use local resources to protect their livelihoods while caring for the environment. Moringa, also known as...

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The Cost of Bird Flu for Smallholder Farmers
A man pours feed into a trough for his chickens.

Newsworthy

The Cost of Bird Flu for Smallholder Farmers

For smallholder farmers, backyard poultry are a sustainable pathway out of poverty. As bird flu outbreaks continue worldwide, farmers supported by...

Food, Dignity and Hope: Campesinos on their Relationship with the Earth
A woman holds a branch of her coffee tree up and smiles for the camera.

Culture

Food, Dignity and Hope: Campesinos on their Relationship with the Earth

Campesino identity is rooted in a deep connection to food, farming and the natural world. In their own words, two campesinos describe this sacred...

A Seat at the Table: Overcoming Caste in India
A portrait image of Kunti Devi.

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A Seat at the Table: Overcoming Caste in India

Kunti Devi has spent much of her life defined by others solely by her caste. Supported by Heifer, Kunti is now rising above prejudice, shedding the...