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6 Ways Heifer India Promotes Biosecurity
A ladle pours an orange disinfectant liquid into a pair of hands.

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6 Ways Heifer India Promotes Biosecurity

Amid a national medicine shortage, Heifer India farmers are turning to local, low-cost alternatives to keep themselves and their flocks disease-free.

Food Security Despite the Pandemic: The Benefits of a Kitchen Garden in Odisha, India
An Indian family – mother, father, baby and toddler – sit on the group and smile for the camera. They hold baskets of eggplants harvested from their own kitchen garden.

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Food Security Despite the Pandemic: The Benefits of a Kitchen Garden in Odisha, India

In Odisha, India, Budhini Hansda and her husband tend to a kitchen garden – a source of nutritious food and much-needed income. And as...

Stronger Together: Mexican Women Form Poultry Cooperative, Lower Collective Costs

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Stronger Together: Mexican Women Form Poultry Cooperative, Lower Collective Costs

In Oaxaca, Mexico, five tenacious poultry farming women realized they could increase sales and decrease costs if they banded together. So, with...

Leah Amongi Zooms Past Obstacles to Help Farmers Thrive, Even During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Leah Amongi Zooms Past Obstacles to Help Farmers Thrive, Even During COVID-19 Pandemic

Join us for International Women's Day (and beyond) as we #LiftAllVoices and share stories of women around the world who are shaping a more equal...

Living Her Dream: Soap Business Success Financially Empowers Woman in Rural Ghana
Living Her Dream: Soap Business Success Financially Empowers Woman in Rural Ghana.

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Living Her Dream: Soap Business Success Financially Empowers Woman in Rural Ghana

For most women in rural Ghana, financial empowerment remains an elusive reality. This was certainly the case for Rose Yeboah, until she joined the...

Community Chicken Vaccinator Earns Income, Hatches Hope in India
A small, brown chicken is held gently between two hands.

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....

Why the City of Quito is Partnering with Heifer Ecuador During the Pandemic and Beyond
Why the City of Quito is Partnering with Heifer Ecuador During the Pandemic and Beyond.

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Why the City of Quito is Partnering with Heifer Ecuador During the Pandemic and Beyond

In Quito, the mayor approached Heifer Ecuador, recognizing an opportunity to support both rural small-scale farmers and poor urban neighborhoods...

Breaking Barriers with the Beauty Business in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala
A Guatemalan woman wearing a traditional top embroidered with flowers stands in the entrance to a salon with her arms folded. She is smiling.

Women & Girls

Breaking Barriers with the Beauty Business in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

Salon owner Maria Nataly Mendoza Quieju is working hard to challenge the stereotype that women in Guatemala can’t earn their own income. With...

The Women of Bihani Dairy in Nepal Give Back to Community, Adapt to Pandemic Changes
Six nepali women stand in front of a deep green building. They are wearing traditional garments that are vibrantly colored and are smiling at the camera. Between them they hold a large, metal milk can.

Women & Girls

The Women of Bihani Dairy in Nepal Give Back to Community, Adapt to Pandemic Changes

In Kopuwa, Nepal, many women depend on their husbands for income. The women of Bihani Dairy cooperative are joining forces to make sure that they,...

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Soil Health is Key Component of Healthy Food System Says Jeff Tkach of Rodale Institute
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Soil Health is Key Component of Healthy Food System Says Jeff Tkach of Rodale Institute

A side-by-side comparison of soil that has been used in standard agriculture (left) and soil that has been organically farmed (right). Courtesy of...

Cypress Valley Upholds High Ethical Standards Despite Pandemic in the U.S.
Cypress Valley in Arkansas, is shining a light on how to process meat safely and humanely. Image Phillip Davis/Heifer International

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Cypress Valley Upholds High Ethical Standards Despite Pandemic in the U.S.

While large-scale meat plants struggle to control outbreaks and continue to feed the country, that has not been the case for Cyprus Valley, which...

Going Remote: Kenyan Mobile Technology Solutions Improve the Dairy Value Chain
Going Remote: Kenyan Mobile Technology Solutions Improve the Dairy Value Chain .

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Going Remote: Kenyan Mobile Technology Solutions Improve the Dairy Value Chain

Heifer Kenya is partnering with mobile tech companies to ensure that even the most isolated farmers and dairy cooperatives have access to the...