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Guatemalan Spice Farmers Forge Path to Fair Pay
A close up shot of freshly-picked green cardamom seeds.

Newsworthy

Guatemalan Spice Farmers Forge Path to Fair Pay

While companies, traders and intermediaries extract profit from cardamom, producers struggle to get by. Heifer Guatemala's Green Business Belt...

Announcing the Champions of the Inaugural AYuTe Africa Challenge
Three Ugandan youths pose side by side in a field of corn.

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Announcing the Champions of the Inaugural AYuTe Africa Challenge

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu and Jehiel Oliver won Heifer International's AYuTe Africa Challenge, an annual competition that awards cash grants to young...

What is the Role of Youth in Agriculture?

Food

What is the Role of Youth in Agriculture?

With the right support, including training and access to technology, youth in agriculture have the potential to grow more food, transform local...

How Heifer Prevents Zoonotic Diseases, Improves Animal Well-Being

Animals

How Heifer Prevents Zoonotic Diseases, Improves Animal Well-Being

Now a full year into the pandemic, mitigating the risk of animal-to-human disease transmission is more important than ever – and this effort is...

Aftershocks in Haiti: Recovery Underway Despite Cracks in the System
Two Heifer employees distribute orange tarps to Haitian residents from the back of a truck.

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Aftershocks in Haiti: Recovery Underway Despite Cracks in the System

As strong aftershocks from the Haiti earthquake continue, Heifer has sourced and begun distributing 1,600 tarps to those hardest hit.

Honey in Honduras: New Processing Plant Sets Beekeepers Abuzz
A pair of hands holds five glass jars full of Honduran honey.

Food

Honey in Honduras: New Processing Plant Sets Beekeepers Abuzz

A newly-constructed honey processing plant in Las Selvas, Honduras, represents a future of advanced production, local jobs and larger incomes for...

Wheeling Through the Pandemic: 5 Ways Access to Transport Helps Heifer Farmers
Member of the La Changa Collective peddling through the city of Quito to deliver fresh farm produce to customers' doorstep.

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Wheeling Through the Pandemic: 5 Ways Access to Transport Helps Heifer Farmers

The COVID-19 lockdowns have brought supply chains to a virtual standstill across the globe, threatening food production and distribution systems....

The Earthquake in Haiti: Intense Devastation, Compounding Fragility Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
A building in Haiti reduced to rubble from the recent 7.2-magnitude earthquake.

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The Earthquake in Haiti: Intense Devastation, Compounding Fragility Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake on August 14th has left the people of Haiti’s southwestern region, which was hardest hit by the quake, grieving.

New Pricing Model Takes on Poverty-Ridden Coffee Industry
A close up shot of a farmer's hands inspecting a red coffee berry.

Food

New Pricing Model Takes on Poverty-Ridden Coffee Industry

Heifer International, Bellwether Coffee and Sustainable Harvest developed a new pricing model to tackle the enduring crisis of poverty in coffee...

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Heifer International and the Walmart Foundation Partner to Strengthen Farmer Producer Organizations in Mexico
A cattle farmer with his livestock.

Food

Heifer International and the Walmart Foundation Partner to Strengthen Farmer Producer Organizations in Mexico

Cattle farming in rural Mexico is often a solo or family endeavor, but being a business of one comes with risks. A new initiative from Heifer...

From Waste to Wonder: 5 Ways Heifer Farmers Use Byproducts
A mom and her 10-year-old daughter walk toward the camera carrying buckets of animal dung for their biogas unit.


Animals

From Waste to Wonder: 5 Ways Heifer Farmers Use Byproducts

Heifer farmers are reducing the accumulation of waste by producing chemical-free fertilizers, clean energy for cooking and nutrient-rich animal...

Stalled by COVID-19, a Women’s Cooperative Turns to Social Media to Build a Booming Agribusiness
 A bicycle courier delivers mango orders harvested and packaged by the Akota Women's Cooperative.

Women & Girls

Stalled by COVID-19, a Women’s Cooperative Turns to Social Media to Build a Booming Agribusiness

With COVID-19 cases rising and the market closed, members of the Akota Women’s Cooperative faced the risk of a huge loss without a market to sell...