Institutional partners

Institutional donors, such as the European Union and the Dutch government, are important partners of Heifer. Together we have implemented various projects, amongst others in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, and created lasting impact. 



Heifer Netherlands wins bid from Government of Flanders

The European Commission and the Dutch Government are both key partners for us. Yet, we also look ahead and are aiming to diversify our funding pool. Our Malawian colleagues spotted an advert in their national newspaper in February 2021, in which the Flemish Government launched a Call for Proposals to strengthen the position of farmers and improve the well-being of their families. This is Heifer’s core business. In the months that followed we worked intensively on designing a program that would meet all the requirements and would bring about the necessary change. We did this hard work together with our Heifer colleagues in Malawi and the United States, and with a local partner Green Livelihoods.

In November 2021 we received good news: we won this grant of close to € 1,4M, which is being complemented with more than € 350,000 in co-funding provided by Heifer Netherlands and Heifer International on a 50-50 basis.

In the next five years Heifer will support 14.000 smallholder farmers (of which 50% women and 20% youth) working in the groundnut and beef value chain to improve their position in their respective value chain and increase access to the market. As a result their income will increase significantly, creating a pathway to reaching a sustainable living income. Read more about this project.

Public Private Partnerships with Dutch Government

Together with AgroCares, SNV and the Dutch Embassy and Heifer Kenya we have implemented the project called Providing Analytical Services for Informed Farming in Kenya (PASIFIK, 2014-2017), funded by the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV) of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. We continued working in Kenya through FDOV II, with a consortium led by Solidaridad improving the livelihoods and resilience of 48,500 households, through improving access and availability of good food and livestock products (2017-2020). In addition, Heifer Netherlands received funds from the Dutch Government (DGIS) to implement a Dairy Development Program; Linking grass root dairy farmers with the dairy food chain in Ghana, Cameroon and Albania (2006-2010).

Tanzania Igunga

European commission

Heifer Netherlands has built large expertise regarding implementing EU funds. The Igunga Ecovillage project in Tanzania was realized together with Heifer Tanzania, Aqua for All, ICIPE and the Igunga District Council, and has made strides to increase and diversify incomes, and strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change for 6,000 farmers (2015-2019). Another successful project was the Zimbabwe Midlands where 5,520 farmer families have increased their income and resilience through the method of Passing on the Gift: families received cows, goats and chicken, augmenting their animal livestock, and they would pass on their offspring to other families (2010-2015).

Our partners

We’re stronger together. Combining our forces will accelerate our impact. In the past we’ve worked together with a variety of NGOs to implement our work, knowing: 

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Are you interested in joining forces?

Let’s connect and see how our organizations can reinforce each other.
Contact Karin Wilms: / +31-165 520 123.