Heifer International Blog

Homecoming: Montoo’s Journey Back Home
A man feeding his poultry birds in a self-constructed chicken coop in a village.

Newsworthy

Homecoming: Montoo’s Journey Back Home

Every year, millions of people in India are forced to migrate from rural areas to large cities in search of employment — often ending up working...

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.

How Rilli Grew Her Herd

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

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.

Why are Women Important in Farming?
A woman tends to crops in Kenya.

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
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...

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...

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What is Moringa?
A man uses a machete to chop at a small tree.

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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...

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...