Sunday, October 16 is World Food Day, and this year's theme is "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too." The relationship between agriculture and the environment is the crux of much of Heifer's work in the field. Watch Heifer CEO Pierre Ferrari discuss how Heifer is working to help farmers around the world adjust to climate change, and find in-depth stories below of Heifer projects that focus on climate-smart farming:
Nicaraguan farmers have to stay nimble to adjust to changing weather, tired soil and evolving market opportunities. Women in rural communities where Heifer International works are branching out beyond their traditional crops and finding new ways to thrive. Read the story here.
Extreme drought and deforestation leave Haitian farmers stuck with parched, unyielding soil. After a rocky start, project participants and Heifer Haiti staff realized access to water has to be the first step. Read the story here.
A biogas project in Uganda leaves nothing to waste. Through the use of simple technology, animal manure is transformed into fuel, fertilizer and electricity. Read the story here.
As mangroves die and shellfish populations founder, Heifer International helps coastal Ecuadorians preserve what they can and find new sources of income. Read the story here.