Food Security And Income Diversification


  • Photo of three coop members standing behind a booth with healthy foods.
This Seeds grant focused on promoting food security and income diversification for the families who produce Valle del Santuario. Coffee is often produced in monocultures due to its potential as a cash crop. Through targeted radio broadcasts in these communities, food production and healthy eating are promoted through topics such as growing fruits, vegetables, and other staples as well as animal husbandry best practices. An added benefit is the ability for families to sell excess food as a means to augment and diversify their household income as the coffee market can be volatile from season to season.