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Actions to help the inhabitants of the Grand'Anse

Le Nouvelliste

Collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture, global nonprofit Heifer International has distributed more than 1,000 goats since Hurricane Matthew in the department of Grand'Anse in southwestern Haiti. Heifer’s activities also included agricultural assistance. The organization has supported farmers’ associations by providing grain mills to process their products. (French)

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Rwanda: Govt, Civil Society Ink Deal to Fast-Track Girinka Scheme

All Africa

Heifer International Rwanda country director Charles Kayumba said they will also get involved in value chains to link farmers to the market, link the farmers with service providers and financial institutions.

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Heifer's Inaugural Urban Farm Fest Set for June 8

Little Rock Soiree

The inaugural Urban Farm Fest is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, at the Heifer Headquarters in downtown Little Rock, offering a chance for locals to tip their hats to farmers while enjoying a casual night of food and fun down on the farm.

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Opinion: 5 lessons from research in the wake of an earthquake disaster in Nepal

Devex.com

When a research team proposed in 2014 that we support an impact evaluation of a Heifer International program in Nepal, I was primarily intrigued in the asset transfer component of their three-arm program, which also includes human and social capital development.

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Dairy development in northern Uganda

New Vision

“We are aiming at transforming the lives of 300 small holder farmers through pilot-testing a dairy micro-leasing model in Omoro and Gulu district by 2018,” said William Matovu, the Heifer Uganda Country Director.

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Downpours Ruin Spring Harvest in Beleaguered Southwest Haiti

Associated Press

"Nature isn't giving the people any slack,'' said Hervil Cherubin, country director for Heifer International, an international nonprofit working with farmers in Haiti.

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Q&A: Heifer Cambodia chief on innovation, sustainability and staffing local

Devex

When Heifer International first arrived in Cambodia in 1984, just five years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, it was one of only a handful of western NGOs operating on the ground. Vietnamese forces occupied the country, tasked with rebuilding a nation that had seen every institution — from banks, to courts, to schools — destroyed.

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Lessons From 10 Years of Working With Coffee Farmers in the Americas

Agrilinks

Irma Consuelo Cano was tempted to leave her coffee-growing community in the highlands of western Guatemala to seek work in the U.S. to earn more money for her children. However, she developed second thoughts when she began considering what her children’s lives would be like if she left them behind. She finally decided not to leave her hometown of Aldea Rancho Viejo. What got her to stay? Honeybees.

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Maiden Voyage

Arkansas Life

A little easier to overlook, however, and more pertinent to the story at hand, there are a few boxes that do not have numbers and bear only the words “Seagoing Cowboys.” In a word, this—all of this contained within Heifer International’s archive—is what it’s taken to get animals shipped clear across the world and into the hands of people who need them over the course of a 73-year history.

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Grass farming nets profits for farmers http://kathmandupost.ek

Kathmandu Post

Until few years ago, Kimsara Khadka of Maintada, Surkhet, was unaware that money could be grown from livestock fodder grass. When she heard about the idea of grass farming three years ago, she was surprised.

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