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Dollars and Scents

By Jason Woods
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Vetiver is essential to perfume and cosmetic industries, but farming the roots of this sought-after grass is by no means glamorous. Heifer Haiti is supporting vetiver farmers through both the challenges of depending on a crop harvested only once a year and the difficulties of living in a disaster-prone part of the world.

Vetiver Together: Improving the Lives of Vetiver Farming Communities in Haiti

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Smoky and sweet, calming and grounding, vetiver is used in a variety of fine and consumer fragrances as well as in teas and other foodstuffs. As one of the most prominent and sought after crops in Haiti, it is also a staple to the Haitian economy and vital to smallholder farmers, their families and their surrounding communities.

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Cargill, Heifer Commemorate Partnership with Kick-off Celebration, Delivery of Chicks to Farmers in China

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MINNEAPOLIS, March 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cargill and Heifer International are celebrating the official launch of a program aimed at improving the lives of more than 450 smallholder farming households in the Qinsghen, China.

Representatives from Cargill, Heifer and its program implementing partner in China –  the Qingshen County for the Promotion of Women &Children’s Cooperation and Development – participated in a ceremony today to discuss the program and celebrate the distribution of layer chickens to eight of the farmers benefitting from the program.

How Cargill and Heifer International are Helping Poultry Farmers Thrive in China’s Sichuan Province

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Helping neighbors
In agricultural towns throughout the world, prospering farmers make for strong communities. Everywhere we operate, we strive to be much more than just a feed dealer. We seek to give farmers the best solutions to help grow their operations and livelihoods, and to make a positive impact through our operations, our business expertise, our employees’ time and skills, our partnerships, and our charitable giving.

Bard MBA to Host Live Podcast Addressing World Hunger and Poverty While Caring for the Earth

The Bard MBA's Sustainable Business Friday's Podcast with Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., February 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Bard MBA in Sustainability  will host a live dial-in podcast discussion "Ending World Hunger and Poverty while Caring for the Earth" with Pierre Ferrari of Heifer International. Pierre will discuss Heifer's initiatives for addressing hunger and poverty while helping to reinforce and build local communities in the process. Listeners can dial in to the podcast at NOON EST, February 26th. 

Join the #BeFair Twitter Party

Join the movement, win prizes & tweet for Fair Trade at 10/8 at 5PM PT
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Fair Trade Month is here! From environmental protection to poverty alleviation, there are plenty of reasons to support Fair Trade. Help us celebrate the incredible people who grow, sew and craft our favorite products this October (and every day of the year!).

Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari Joins Fair Trade USA’s Board of Directors

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OAKLAND, Calif., July 21, 2015, /3BL Media/ —Today Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announced that Pierre Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer of Heifer International, has been elected to the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors.

Major League Baseball Players LaTroy Hawkins and Drew Stubbs Grocery Shop in Support of Live Below the Line Challenge

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NEW YORK, NY, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – In a video released today by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, Major Leaguers LaTroy Hawkins and Drew Stubbs of the Colorado Rockies are featured grocery shopping on a budget of $15.00 in support of the upcoming Live Below the Line challenge. 

To view the video, please click here.

Sixth Lilly Global Day of Service to Address Hunger

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This guest blog comes from Beth Hunter, associate communications consultant for Lilly Health, Safety, and Environment and communications lead for Lilly's 2013 Global Day of Service.

Since the Global Day of Service launched in 2008, Lilly employees have given 625,000 hours of service to communities around the world. This year, more than 20,000 employees will participate in nearly 60 countries, from Australia to Honduras and many places in between.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters: Brewing up Community Support and Corporate Challenges

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Driven by their motto – “Brewing a better world” – GMCR supports local and global communities. Yet their latest controvesy within management is affecting their stock and reputation. Can their cause-brand survive in such turbulance?

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Driven by their motto – “Brewing a better world” – GMCR supports local and global communities. Yet their latest controvesy within management is affecting their stock and reputation. Can their cause-brand survive in such turbulance?

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