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 work to ensure farming families can:
- 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. See all of our annual reports and financial information.
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