Guided by the Theory of Change and the Values Based Holistic Community Development (VBHCD), Heifer is working with rural women farmers to lead Nepal to achieve the goal of milk and goat meat self-sufficiency and aims of increasing annual income of the farming families by 72% and reach NPR 557,000 annually.
With increased productivity of livestock and crops, farmers provide their families and improve the nutrition of their communities.
We work with farming communities to identify opportunities within value chains that deliver living incomes.
Investing in women is hey to ending hunger and poverty. And its at the very center of our community development approach.
We help people forge the first connections so that they can shift from subsistence to sustainability from reliance to resilience.
We believe women-led, small-scale farming is the future of our economy and our relationship with the Earth.
Envisioning farmer owned agri businesses to be the force of ending hunger and poverty, Heifer’s project interventions nurture, feed, develop and guide cooperatives to accelerate engagement and profitability of smallholder livestock producers in meat, dairy, vegetable and local poultry value chains. An in-depth market system analysis has surfaced ample opportunities in various stages of the selected value chain. The projects will address current bottlenecks and constraints in the market system creating additional benefits for all value chain actors.
Heifer International is on a mission to end global hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. We invest in farmers and business owners around the world, because we know having a secure source of income can be truly transformational for families and their communities.