Heifer International Blog

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

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...

The Cost of Bird Flu for Smallholder Farmers

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...

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

Newsworthy

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...

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.

Newsworthy

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...

What is a Smallholder Farmer?
A woman inspects a goat in a field in India.

Food

What is a Smallholder Farmer?

Heifer believes ending poverty and hunger begins with agriculture, and smallholder farmers are at the heart of this effort. But what exactly is a...

How Galápagos Island Farmers Are Protecting Their Paradise
A woman and her son crouch next to a watermelon in their greenhouse.

Environment

How Galápagos Island Farmers Are Protecting Their Paradise

Alongside the local government, Heifer Ecuador is working with Galápagos Island farmers to build a sustainable food system for one of the...

Popular Categories

Food Smart, Climate Smart: 4 Ways Heifer Promotes Sustainable Food Around the World
A close up shot of hands planting a seedling in the ground.

Environment

Food Smart, Climate Smart: 4 Ways Heifer Promotes Sustainable Food Around the World

Feeding the world's 7.9 billion people is no small task. Around the globe, Heifer promotes farming processes that increase production, build...

The Real Value of Water
Water splashes over a pair of hands.

Environment

The Real Value of Water

Water is the foundation on which farmers everywhere grow food, raise animals, earn income and keep their families healthy — surviving on it in...

Today, We Stand With the People of Ukraine
Two women carry canisters of milk in Ukraine.

Newsworthy

Today, We Stand With the People of Ukraine

As we witness millions of lives being upended by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, our hearts remain with the people of the country — and our...