This year on World Food Day, Heifer salutes the family farmers who keep us fed. Our Farming Voices series features farmers who are part of Heifer projects around the world, giving them a voice to tell their inspiring stories of transformation.
Sita Poudel received two goats from Heifer International in 1993. The goats and training made such a difference that she has dedicated her time to helping other women transform their own lives ever since.
This World Food Day, you can help family farmers feed the world and care for the Earth.
At Heifer International, we've supported family farming since 1944. We are committed to using integrated agriculture to help communities become self-sustaining. With more than 570 million farms in the world — 87 percent of them family owned — smallholder farmers form the backbone of our society. Many of them live in a state of abject poverty. But when all we work together, we can make sure no family ever has to suffer from a life of desperation or hunger again.
There are several ways you can help us celebrate and support farmers today. A small monthly gift will go a long way toward putting a family on the path to prosperity. And now, it's easier than ever to get your friends and family involved. Follow our World Ark Farming Voices series and hear their stories, then take to Twitter and #ToastAFarmer.
This year on October 16, World Food Day, support family farming with a gift to Heifer International. Let's finally make ending hunger a national priority.