Every good recipe requires care, attention, and accurate measurements. Measuring NESCAFÉ®’s impact on the ground starts with assessing net farm income and measuring farmer livelihoods from coffee and other crops. Next, comes a measure of our impact on farming families. Finally, aspects like soil health, biodiversity and water are measured to track the carbon reduction.This helps NESCAFÉ® to work closely with farmer groups to get their perspective, understand their challenges and work to develop practical solutions to help create sustainable and regenerative benefits that aim to improve livelihoods, and natural resources.
No matter how much good you think you’re doing, you can’t say for sure without solid data. Our close partnership with the Rainforest Alliance helps NESCAFÉ® assess all the field programs around the world with visible results. Having this knowledge lets us share, evaluate, improve, and adapt our activities with the aim to bring long-term benefits to hundred thousands of coffee farmers.
Through monitoring and evaluation, NESCAFÉ® did more than mitigate the impact of a leaf rust crisis in Mexico in 2014. We then spoke to farmers to learn what else we could do. NESCAFÉ® provided 37 million leaf rust resistant coffee plantlets to over 33,000 coffee farmers facing a major outbreak.Our data identified which varieties were working with a 93% survival rate and 50% rise in productivity. Afterwards, NESCAFÉ®’s team managers provided field training and more investment in farm labour. After all, it takes good data and good conversations to make a lasting positive impact.
To effectively solve a problem, a thorough understanding of its nature is essential. In Vietnam, NESCAFÉ® sought to enhance the livelihoods and productivity of economically vulnerable coffee farmers grappling with high production costs, inefficient irrigation, and dependence on a single crop.To support, NESCAFÉ® provided 9 million plantlets to over 14,000 farmers, which increased yields. We also delivered training on agricultural practices such as intercropping, and imparted financial literacy and record-keeping skills. By 2020, 89% of farmers in the NESCAFÉ® field program maintained financial records, which proved beneficial.By adopting better records and using high-yielding plantlets, farmers were able to invest in their fields, improve irrigation management, diversify their crops, and increase productivity, leading to higher incomes. It's remarkable how becoming more effectively organised can make such a significant difference.
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