1 in 8 of us on this planet
can't get enough food to
Shockingly, there is enough food
to feed everyone, and still...
A child dies every 3
seconds because of hunger
or food related illness.
This devastating reality is simply
We have the ability to
make a difference.
Connecting people to each other and exchanging knowledge, products, and opportunities in an equitable manner is one of the necessary keys to ending global hunger.
Achieving a sustainable interface between local empowerment and global markets is part of my personal commitment to the idea that hunger and abject poverty are not inevitable.
This site is dedicated to sharing vital facts about hunger and is also the repository of my professional publications about some of the practical tools that can help to make a difference. They include:
• Applied Impact Assessment,
• Rural Development and Value Chains,
• Sustainability and Standards, and
• Geographical Indications.
I hope you find the information useful,
After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands
In a recent survey of small-scale coffee farmers in Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, over 67% indicated they were unable to maintain their normal diet for 3-8 months of the year. These are "Los Meses Flacos," or the thin months, when families make ends meet by eating less, eating less expensive foods, or borrowing against their future earnings from coffee. While incredibly complex, recent work suggests it is not unsolvable.
"After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands" is a film that brings the day-to-day challenges of the thin months to life in the voices of coffee farmers themselves, and shares the successes of creative projects that have been established to eliminate this annual period of food insecurity.
You can view this 20-minute film at: aftertheharvestorg.blogspot.com
Narrated by Susan Sarandon
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