¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?
In Fiscal 2011, we:
• Started or expanded 20 food-security projects that reached approximately 19,000 families in our supply chain;
• Supported the production of After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands, a documentary exploring the challenge of food insecurity in coffee-growing communities;
In Fiscal 2012* we:
• We brought food-security support to approximately 20,000 families around the world via income diversification and home food production, benefitting a total of nearly 300,000 people in 13 countries since 2008;
• Raised awareness and rallied the coffee industry around food-security issues, and continued to promote and screen After the Harvest.
• Saw significant decreases in the number of program participants who reported food insecurity.
*Our official Fiscal 2012 CSR report will be issued in March, 2013.
¿Cuál es tu impacto proyectado en los próximos 3 años?
GMCR funded its first food security project in 2008 that included 250 families. To date, our support has touched more than 50,000 families or approximately 300,000 individuals in 13 countries. Over the next three years, we will continue to focus on working with small-scale coffee farming families in our supply chain to help an additional 60,000 families (or approximately 350,000 individuals) become food secure. During this time we will also focus on delivering better access to potable water, healthcare, and educational opportunities, to improve the quality of life and reduce the high level migration to urban areas from these communities.
¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?
The thin months form a well-established “season” for coffee farmers, but were widely unknown within the coffee industry. To generate awareness, I traveled to Nicaragua and Chiapas, Mexico to capture the stories of small-scale coffee farmers who described their challenges and solutions, resulting in the documentary “After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands.” Following the release of the film, a cross-industry coalition formed to address food insecurity and is now funding its first food security project in northern Nicaragua. In addition I co-founded Food4Farmers and co-authored a new book which helps inform readers of challenge of the “thin months.”