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Year in Review: Heifer Highlights from 2022
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Newsworthy

Year in Review: Heifer Highlights from 2022

As this year winds to an end, we’re highlighting some of the key achievements we’ve made together with our wider global community.

Goma's Journey from Farm to Office
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Equality

Goma's Journey from Farm to Office

With support from her cooperative in rural Nepal, dairy farmer Goma Devi Timalsina is proving ambitious goals aren't restricted by gender.

Overcoming the Odds: 6 Challenges Farmers Face

Work & Income

Overcoming the Odds: 6 Challenges Farmers Face

Helping smallholder farmers turn obstacles into opportunities is core to Heifer's mission. Here are six common challenges farmers face, and how we...

What is Social Capital?

Insights & Analysis

What is Social Capital?

Building social capital in smallholder farming communities is at the heart Heifer’s development efforts to end global poverty and hunger. But...

Heal the Soil, Heal the World
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Climate

Heal the Soil, Heal the World

At Heifer Ranch, the team cares for the animals above the ground as well as those below — the communities of tiny, soil-dwelling creatures that...

'Everything Is Possible': Lessons for Success from a Kenyan Farmer
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Work & Income

'Everything Is Possible': Lessons for Success from a Kenyan Farmer

Christine Okode — a farmer, an animal health care worker and an entrepreneur — shares learnings she has picked up on her journey trumping the...

De-risking Nigeria’s Climate Threatened Farmlands
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Climate

De-risking Nigeria’s Climate Threatened Farmlands

On the heels of extreme flooding that devastated farmland in Nigeria, Heifer’s pay-at-harvest crop insurance program is reducing the...

It Takes a Village: Rwandan Farmers Unite to Nourish the Next Generation
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Food & Water

It Takes a Village: Rwandan Farmers Unite to Nourish the Next Generation

Dairy farmers trained by Heifer formed the Abakundinka Community Kitchen in rural Rwanda, a space for local mothers to bring their children for a...

Close to Home: Food Baskets Nourish Ecuador Communities
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Food & Water

Close to Home: Food Baskets Nourish Ecuador Communities

Through an innovative food basket delivery system, family farmers in Ecuador are fighting hunger in their own backyards with Heifer's support. And...

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Malnutrition and the 1,000-Day Window of Opportunity
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Food & Water

Malnutrition and the 1,000-Day Window of Opportunity

Human development occurs at a rapid pace in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, making it a period of immense possibility and risk. Learn...

Online Vet Training Opens Doors for a Mother in Nepal
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Work & Income

Online Vet Training Opens Doors for a Mother in Nepal

When Kusu heard of the Heifer Nepal initiative training participants in animal health services online, she recognized it as a chance to grow her...

A Mississippi Farmer Turns Land Into Legacy
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Work & Income

A Mississippi Farmer Turns Land Into Legacy

With support from Heifer USA, one farmer is establishing himself as the first pastured pork producer in Mississippi — and transforming his land...