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Friday, April 08, 2016

Heifer International’s Pierre Ferrari on sustaining small farms | GreenBiz

Heifer International’s Pierre Ferrari on sustaining small farms | GreenBiz: If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for life — or so the adage goes.

This is the philosophy out of which the poverty and hunger-focused nonprofit Heifer International got its start in the 1940s. Heifer International connects low-income communities in impoverished regions around the globe to individual donors, whose aid comes in the form of livestock and training.

Bard MBA spoke to Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari about Heifer’s work to increase community capacity, partner with local governments and diversify its value chains.