Ending poverty begins with agriculture
We work with farmers and their communities to identify opportunities that deliver living incomes, creating solutions to local challenges that are designed to build inclusive, resilient economies.
Cultivating a secure source of income
Farming is a complex business. Crops and livestock are vulnerable to disease and extreme weather. Markets can be difficult to access. And when your products are ready to go to market, they’ll often arrive at the same time as all your competitors.
But in many countries around the world, farming is not only the biggest source of people’s livelihood, it’s also where some of the biggest economic development opportunities lie.
At Heifer International, we believe ending poverty begins with agriculture.
Building Sustainable Businesses
We know that a secure source of income can be truly transformational for families and their communities. We work with farmers and their communities to identify opportunities within value chains that deliver living incomes.
We create unique solutions to local challenges that are designed to build inclusive, resilient economies. And we partner with local NGOs to maximize our impact and interface with local governments to unlock additional funding as a leverage to our investment, and the investments made by communities themselves.
We deploy our own capital and technology, alongside farmers and private sector partners who share our values. We know the best way to build resilience is for individual communities to envision what their future looks like and see that it’s possible. Our mission is to help them build it.
See how Heifer is helping build economies
Bihar Socio-Economic Development Project, India
In one of India’s poorest states, Heifer empowers women farmers to provide food for their families, improve the local environment and increase business opportunities for their communities.
East Africa Youth Inclusion Project
The majority of Uganda and Tanzania’s populations are youth, who grow up in poverty.