Solidaridad is one of the largest sustainable supply chain NGO’s that focuses on producer support, supply chains, and market development. Working with partners in Latin America, Solidaridad is working on the implementation of climate resilient interventions (CSA) of coffee grown in Mexico. With Impact Institute*, Solidaridad wanted to quantify the impacts of implementing CSA, including an assessment of smallholder earnings, and an ROI analysis to scale up investments.
The Impact Institute used the measurement framework of true pricing and true return on investment to quantify the impacts from a cost-benefit perspective. The Impact Institute study demonstrated that CSA is more sustainable and will contribute to a decent livelihood for farmers.
Benefits to the client
The results of the project helped Solidaridad to improve the effectiveness of its activities by reducing costs and risks of investments, and to better support farmers through the transition to a more sustainable agricultural practice.
Our results will also help to increase accountability of the client to stakeholders and can help attract financial funds for future investments in climate resilient programs.
* The customer was working with the Impact Institute under its former name, True Price