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Rooted in Racism: Cardamom
Rooted in Racism: Cardamom.

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Rooted in Racism: Cardamom

Cardamom is known as “the queen of spices,” and it comes with a price tag to match the name — it’s the world’s third most expensive...

Regenerative Agriculture Is Transforming Heifer Ranch Into the Garden of Eden
Regenerative Agriculture Is Transforming Heifer Ranch Into the Garden of Eden.

Environment

Regenerative Agriculture Is Transforming Heifer Ranch Into the Garden of Eden

Donna Kilpatrick is putting her expertise to work as the manager and land steward of Heifer Ranch, a 1,200-acre working farm in Perryville, just 40...

MIT D-Lab Founder Amy Smith Discusses Appropriate Technology and Fighting Poverty

Environment

MIT D-Lab Founder Amy Smith Discusses Appropriate Technology and Fighting Poverty

From an early age, Amy Smith felt she should use her skills to end poverty. With aptitude and passion for both engineering and international...

How the Women of Rural Senegal are Fighting Drought, Hunger and Inequality

Women & Girls

How the Women of Rural Senegal are Fighting Drought, Hunger and Inequality

Drought, malnutrition and restrictive gender roles challenge the women of rural Senegal every day. Heifer International is helping them ease their...

A Visionary 1970s Book Continues to Influence Use of Technology in Development Work Today
A Visionary 1970s Book Continues to Influence Use of Technology in Development Work Today.

Culture

A Visionary 1970s Book Continues to Influence Use of Technology in Development Work Today

E.F. Schumacher’s 1973 book, Small is Beautiful, led to an understated revolution, and paved the way for how many of us think about both...

Diana Rogers Discusses the Critical Need for Sustainably Raised Red Meat
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Diana Rogers Discusses the Critical Need for Sustainably Raised Red Meat

Dietician and author Diana Rogers explains how when sustainably raised, cows can heal the Earth and nourish our bodies.

Growing Smarter: How Technology Improves Yields and Changes Lives
Growing Smarter: How Technology Improves Yields and Changes Lives.

Environment

Growing Smarter: How Technology Improves Yields and Changes Lives

As we’ve become more aware of the finite nature of the Earth’s resources, the way we understand farming has changed, too. With the right...

Turn Off the Water Works With This Gardening Hack From Tanzania
A young boy in a red shirt kneels by a young sapling. He's filling a drip irrigator (made from a recycled plastic bottle) with water.

Environment

Turn Off the Water Works With This Gardening Hack From Tanzania

Students in the drought-prone region of Igunga, Tanzania are using recycled discarded plastic bottles to water their school gardens. You can use...

How COVID-19 is Changing the School Year Around the World
How COVID-19 is Changing the School Year Around the World.

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How COVID-19 is Changing the School Year Around the World

The U.S. isn’t the only country grappling with how to approach the school year. Across the globe, students, parents, teachers and administrators...

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Drones, Blockchain, Mobile Apps and Other Technologies Help Heifer Farmers Tackle Challenges in the Field
Drones, Blockchain, Mobile Apps and Other Technologies Help Heifer Farmers Tackle Challenges in the Field.

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Drones, Blockchain, Mobile Apps and Other Technologies Help Heifer Farmers Tackle Challenges in the Field

Sometimes the best solution to a farmer’s problems is cutting edge and high tech, and sometimes it’s a simple tool that’s been around for...

Former CEO of Tyson Talks Taking the Chicken Business to Rwanda
Former CEO of Tyson Talks Taking the Chicken Business to Rwanda.

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Former CEO of Tyson Talks Taking the Chicken Business to Rwanda

On the Galapagos Islands, Heifer Ecuador Farmers Are Feeding Families While Preserving the Ecosystem
On the Galapagos Islands, Heifer Ecuador Farmers Are Feeding Families While Preserving the Ecosystem.

Environment

On the Galapagos Islands, Heifer Ecuador Farmers Are Feeding Families While Preserving the Ecosystem

To meet both demand for fresh food and the need to protect the ecosystem, Heifer Ecuador is partnering with the Ministry of Agriculture, Farming,...