BENEFITING: Food 4 Farmers
ORGANIZER: Food 4 Farmers
EVENT DATE: May 25, 2014
Our goal is to eliminate "los mesos flacos," or "the thin months," when coffee-farming families and their communities throughout Latin America cannot put enough nutritious food on their tables. This period begins after their income from the coffee harvest runs out, and lasts from 3 to 8 months a year, every year. affects millions of families in every country in Latin America - even many receiving fair trade prices for their coffees.
Since 2011, Food 4 Farmers has been working with coffee-growing communities in Latin America to help them find lasting, homegrown solutions to hunger in the Coffeelands. We work with cooperatives, farmer associations, and other community-based organizations to assess gaps in food security, build a plan to fight hunger, and connect communities with effective organizations to implement their plan. Then, we accompany them along their path to building strong local food systems, to ensure their success.