Evaluation studies revealed the inadequacy of food in coffee producing households. To address this, Solidaridad and Nestle initiated a food security programme (FOSEK) targeting 70,000 and 50,000 farmers in Kenya and Ethiopia respectively.

Solidaridad launched the Food Security Project FOSEK in Kenya and Ethiopia with RVO funding, targeting more than 120,000 farmers. The objective is to assist farmers in making their coffee business more profitable and sustainable, while the food crop component helps them to improve their food and nutrition security. This project is implemented with our partners Nestle, SMS, CMC (two extension services), Coffee Research Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Oromia, Yirgacheffe and Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Unions in Ethiopia.