Our Impact2021-03-02T11:13:42-05:00

Our Impact

Our aim is to help communities strengthen local food systems, encourage sustainable farming practices, diversify income, adapt to climate change, and cultivate local leadership.

We help farmers grow food organically, educate families and students about food security and nutrition, and provide business planning to build their capacity to support local food systems and economic growth. Our agroecological approach bolsters farm agrobiodiversity to improve the health of people, pollinators, and the planet.

We believe coffee farming families should be able to:

  • Provide nutritious meals for their families every day of the year.
  • Advocate for themselves to achieve food sovereignty.
  • Deploy the knowledge and skills necessary to support a sustainable livelihood.

At the beginning of each partnership, we lay the groundwork for monitoring the impact of our programs. Our initial baseline diagnostic allows us to measure change over time and identify where improvements can be made.

Sharing our Impact

Each year, we share impact highlights in our Annual Report as well as the challenges that we faced in realizing our goals. Below are a number of facts and figures from our 2019 Annual Report. See all of our annual reports and financial information.

40 percent of food gap filled in nicaragua - food 4 farmers 2019
76 thousand pounds of honey harvested - food 4 farmers 2019
37 percent increase in honey harvested - food 4 farmers 2019
17 promoters training 288 families in colombia - food 4 farmers 2019
30 percent reduction in months of food scarcity in Colombia - food 4 farmers 2019
39 percent of beekeepers are young people in guatemala - food 4 farmers 2019

Measuring Community-Centered Impact

Each program is tailored to a specific organization or community. With our co-op partners, we develop indicators to effectively measure the impact of food security and livelihood strategies.

For every project, we measure and report on specific, community-centered indicators to identify areas of progress, as well as our focus on improvements going forward, including:

  • Reduction in months of food insecurity
  • Increased income and savings resulting from our strategies
  • Percentage of food security gap filled
  • Increase in production of on-farm products other than coffee

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