The numbers

Since 2003, Puente has given nutrition education and cooking workshops with over 6,000 families in over 80 Oaxacan communities to incorporate amaranth and other healthy foods into the family diet. We currently work on community food systems in 29 Oaxacan communities. We consider the following essential building blocks for human development and community development:

 
Project Indicator 2014 2015 2016 projected 2017 projected 2018 projected 2019 projected
Scale Number of farmer families that plant amaranth 200 225 340 470 620 855
Community Health % of farmer families who have adopted amaranth in the family diet, consuming amaranth 2-3 times a week in three different forms 15% 20% 25% 50% 75% 100%
Family Economy

 

% increase in income of farmer families through access to appropriate technology 43% 75% 100% 150% 225% 300%
Environmental Sustainability % of farmers that adopt at least three agro-ecological methods to plant amaranth. 5% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%