This concept brief advocates for addressing nutrition security of coffee farmers to break the vicious cycle of under-nourished coffee families over generations.
Addressing nutrition security can be achieved by combining good coffee producing practices with Good Nutritional Practices through
- the development of nutrition sensitive value chains for local products,
- increased consumption of nutritious food through food diversification,
- strengthening the role of women and
- nutrition education.
The successful integration of interventions in tea certification training programs could lead to a more diversified and nutritious local diet, resulting in healthier and more productive coffee farmers. Ultimately, the coffee industry can benefit from a more productive future generation of coffee farmers and a more sustainable coffee value chain.