Many of you remember that a research study conducted by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is what spurred the creation of this film and this effort to educate the coffee industry about seasonal hunger in the coffeelands and engage them to act. Now, 5 years later, we are revisiting that study.
The team headed back to Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico to see what has changed over these last few years. The original survey of small-scale coffee farmers found that over 67% of farmers were unable to maintain their normal diet for 3-8 months of the year. We returned to learn if life has changed for these farmers. We want to know, and we are sure you do to, has the period of “the thin months” shrunk?