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Farmer Thriving Index

A dynamic index to understand whether farmers are thriving or merely surviving. The index is built across four themes: living incomes, financial resilience, livelihood sustainability, and food security.
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Coffee Farmer Thriving Index

With support from the Small Foundation, we are launching the Coffee Farmer Thriving Index in East Africa. We are building a representative benchmark of coffee farmers in Uganda and inviting coffee companies across East Africa to understand the wellbeing of farmers in their supply chains through a standardized, remote farmer survey. The Farmer Thriving Index covers the themes of Living Income, Food Security, Financial Resilience and Farming outlook.

We’re consulting with a working group to finalize the methodology, building a panel of Ugandan coffee farmers, and recruiting ~ 30 coffee companies from across East Africa to be a part of our first Coffee Farmer Thriving Index.

Get in touch to find out more about the Coffee Farmer Thriving Index.

Coffee Farmer Thriving Index: East Africa

Cocoa Farmer Thriving Index

We have already undertaken two pilots in Ghanaian cocoa sector as part of our Cocoa Farmer Thriving Index. The first in late 2022 surveyed 150 farmers, the second in early 2023 included a further 750 interviews with farmers across the Western, Eastern, and Ashanti regions.

Get in touch to find out more about the Cocoa Farmer Thriving Index.

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Hear from farmers directly

Understand wellbeing, directly from farmers, across four themes: living incomes, financial resilience, livelihood sustainability, and food security

Comparitive benchmarking

Benchmark against a wider population of farmers in your supply chain and sourcing regions to disaggregate performance and pinpoint risk

Categorize farmer wellbeing

Understand where your farmers sit across five categories: in crisis, struggling, surviving, thriving or excelling

Talk to us about Farmer Thriving Index if:

  • You’re looking to understand the wellbeing of farmers or the underlying social risk within your supply chain
  • You sell a product or service to farmers and want to measure its impact
  • You have programs of support for farmers and hope to learn whether, if, how and why they are working
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