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. Read more about the Household Transformation Model and the Business Transformation Model below.

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Household Transformation Model

Heifer developed a holistic tool to measure its interventions alleviating vulnerable households out of poverty. It calculates various aspects of the household (income, gender equity, food security, social capital and environmental stewardship) to ensure their resilience and avoid them from slipping back into poverty in the future. The tool allows Heifer to benchmark the level households and compare that level of maturity within a project. Download the Business Transformation Model.

Business Transformation Model

Heifer developed a holistic tool to measure the economic sustainability of Farmer Owned Agricultural Businesses (FOABs). It combines different assessment in order to measure several elements: administration and internal management, strong and sustainable relationships, financial management, effective business operations and environmental stewardship and management. The tool allows Heifer to benchmark the level of an FOAB and compare that level of maturity within a project. Supporting vulnerable populations achieving living income, supporting FOABs to reach economic sustainability is an essential piece to a healthy ecosystem where farmers thrive. Download the Business Transformation Model.