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THRIVING COMMUNITIES

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Many crops are grown in remote and rural communities which face high rates of malnutrition. Farmers cannot always grow enough to feed their families and many farming households cannot access the micronutrients needed for normal functioning of the immune system and optimal health. This has a knock-on impact on their productivity and earning potential. Poor nutrition is often also combined with poor health infrastructure and limited access to clean water and sanitation. This can have significant consequences for the health and wellbeing of farming communities.

Nutrition and health are the focus of two of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals – SDG 2 which aims to end hunger by achieving food security and improved nutrition around the world, and SDG 6 which focuses on providing water and sanitations for all. AtSource+ allows customers to track a number of social and health metrics and measure the impact of innovations on the ground, whether that’s the building of boreholes, the refurbishment of local hospitals or the provision of mobile health screenings to farmers and workers.

METRICS

AtSource+ allows customers to track a number of social and health metrics in the supply chain including:

Percentage of farmer households with access to healthcare facilities, clean drinking water and sanitation

Percentage of farmer households that are food secure

Number of beneficiaries from health infrastructure, such as new clinics, water-wells and sanitary facilities

Number of beneficiaries receiving healthcare services, including medicines, health check-ups, HIV testing and mobile medical screenings

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IMPACT STORIES

A HEALTHY FOOD SYSTEM STARTS WITH HEALTHY FARMERS

49 year-old Ashraf Ibrahim, a truck driver on an onion farm, receives a blood sugar test at an Olam Spices healthcare facility in Egypt.

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