Our work

The path to living income

We work with poor smallholder farmers around the world to improve their food security and increase their income, as they build strong communities, strengthen local economies and contribute to regional food supplies. 

Droogte probleem Heifer Nederland

1 out of 11 people go to bed hungry every night

Nutritious food. Shelter. Clean water. Proper education. Access to health care. Safe and secure environment. These are all fundamental for a life free from hunger and poverty. Yet millions of people can’t afford them.

Our approach

Working with smallholder farmers enables them to:


Working with smallholder farmers enables them to:



Thanks to our work, 90,707 farming families have overcome hunger and poverty and increased their resilience to the adverse effects of climate change.  

Living income

Our projects work towards living income. We define living income as the amount of money each person in a household needs per day to live a dignified life.  A living income means thriving, not just surviving. Read more.

Dairy Development


Green Business Belt