About Food 4 Farmers

In 2010, a group of people from the specialty coffee industry and international organizations working to alleviate hunger came together to strategize about how to help coffee-growing communities overcome food insecurity.

Food 4 Farmers was the result – created to help fill the gap between income provided by current coffee standards and certifications, and the income required to build a better quality of life for coffee farmers, their families and communities.

This initiative followed a study by the Centro Internacional para la Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) in 2007 for Keurig Green Mountain that reported, “even producers who receive fair trade premiums suffer a period of food insecurity ranging from one to seven months of the year – every year.”

We use the power and commitment of the coffee industry, as well as collaborations with international development organizations, to achieve sustainable, community-appropriate solutions to hunger.

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