Our Impact

We offer producers solutions to decades-long problems within the coffee industry. M-Cultivo is our answer to the devastating effects that chronically low prices and information asymmetry have wrought on coffee producers. For decades, coffee producers have been excluded and disconnected from fully competing in the global coffee market. Limited pricing information forces farmers to accept a low price mandated by a select few buyers. Millions of farmers are stuck in this cycle that barely keeps them in business one more day.


Our solutions have been built alongside coffee producers through hundreds of conversations and interviews. The feedback from these producers has been our guide to ensure we are building a solution that meets real needs. M-Cultivo is not just a technology company. We are fostering a global community of producers strengthened by the information and relationships they have access to through our platform. 

 

Becoming a B Corporation

In order to provide accountability within our organization and to our stakeholders, we have chosen to become a B Corporation. As a B Corporation, we are legally required to consider the impact our decisions have on our employees, customers, suppliers, community, and environment. We chose to pursue this certification because it provides us with a framework to measure and assess our impact in the communities we serve.

 


Alignment with UN SDGs

Our goals and impact evaluation align with several of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals address the global challenges including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. While many of the SDG targets and indicators are aimed at governments and institutions, as a for-proft social enterprise, we have identified areas where we can contribute. 

Our aligned goals:

• Improve livelihoods of farmers and their families

• Benchmark against international and national poverty lines.

• Improve access to technology for first mile producers

• Track land ownership.

• Build resilience of coffee farmers to shocks from global warming

Our aligned goals:

• Increase incomes and improve the operations of farmers, producers and exporters

• Provide technological upgrading and innovation, increasing the value of the coffee sold 

• Provide opportunities for individuals through an operator model

• Track changes in employment at production facilities as a result m cultivo

Our aligned goals:

• Increase farmer income, and benchmark against income percentile and median income

• Track changes in well-being for farmers.

• Improve visibility of payments in the first mile of the supply chain for regulators

Our aligned goals:

• Track shade trees and erosion prevention practices, and in the future incentivize these practices