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Heifer International Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Heifer International Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Passing on the Gift. To this day, a gift of livestock from Heifer is passed on an average of nine times. Heifer International has also committed to helping more people, faster. Our programs have gone from an average size of about 150 families to more than 1,000 and up to 10,000. Heifer works in 30 countries—from Nepal to the United States—to empower family farmers, especially women, to learn sustainable agriculture practices, increase their family’s nutrition and income, and contribute to community and economic development.

“This is the year the rest of the world takes notice of the 600 million smallholder farmers and herders, and the timing couldn’t be more critical—there are currently 870 million people around the world struggling with hunger and we know smallholder farmers are the solution,” said Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International. “We are proud of Heifer International’s success over the last 70 years, but there’s still much more work to do—with Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change, our aim is to actively engage Americans to become part of the social change that can help us end hunger and poverty once and for all.”

Heifer International invites you to join Beyond Hunger events celebrating 70 years of family farming. Learn more about these events at

About Heifer International:

Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit blog, follow us on Twitter, or call 1-800-696-1918.