The Heifer approach
End hunger, overcome poverty

Heifer works collaboratively with smallholder farmers according to a holistic approach. This approach assists farming families in enhancing their production, earning a sustainable living income, overcoming social taboos, and ensuring diversity in nutrition. Both today and in the future.

Heifer werkt samen met arme boerengezinnen én gemeenschappen zodat ze kunnen:

The road to success

Our projects are known for the local-led integrated approach on income improvement, food security and climate change adaptation. When this is combined with a focus on women’s empowerment, better opportunities for youth and group collaboration, strong and resilient communities emerge that have the power to end hunger and overcome poverty.

Lucia in shop Malawi

Technical aspects

Heifer developed holistic tools to measure its interventions alleviating vulnerable households out of poverty and to measure the economic sustainability of Farmer Owned Agricultural Businesses.

With the right tools, training and opportunity, 90,707 farming families have created a sustainable future for themselves and their communities.