Updated: Oct 7, 2021
I teach the SDGs to high school students, and this year we are focusing on coffee. This post is one of 3-part blog posts. First of all, the "SDG staircase" states that numbers 1 to 6 are developing country issues. Read on to find out how our su-re.coffee is helping in these areas.
Goal 1 : Eradicate poverty
- The Climate Field School will eradicate rural poverty by encouraging farmers to prepare for the future impacts of climate change and by enhancing the productivity of their crops. The Climate Field School will also provide a new source of income through the sale of coffee and chocolate.
- The Climate Field School will provide a new source of income through the sale of coffee and chocolate. 14.3% of Indonesians live below the poverty line, according to a UN WFP survey. By providing an alternative source of clean energy, su-re.co's biogas digesters contribute to poverty reduction. It increases family incomes and reduces the time spent collecting firewood that could otherwise be invested in education or work.
Goal 2 : Zero hunger
- The United Nations Development Fund Programme Manager has suggested that "investing in rural areas can sustainably reduce poverty and promote economic growth". The Climate Field School is the embodiment of this idea. The Climate Field School embodies this idea: investing in rural areas, reducing poverty and achieving food security. It also encourages farmers to prepare for the effects of future climate change. All of this will contribute to increased crop productivity and coffee and chocolate sales.
- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation estimated that 8% of Indonesians are chronically hungry. Su-re.co's biogas digesters provide organic fertilisers to improve crop productivity. This initiative will help reduce the number of Indonesians who go hungry and achieve food security.
Goal 3 : Health and well-being for all
- UN WFP estimates that 95 million children under the age of five in Indonesia are malnourished, and The Climate Field School will tackle malnutrition by improving rural crop productivity and ensuring access to food.
- According to the World Health Organisation, 3.8 million lives are lost due to smoke from dirty cooking stoves and fuels. This figure is equivalent to all the people in Bali who die from indoor pollution and smoke inhalation. Su-re.co's Biogas Digester combats these deaths by providing clean energy for cookstoves to ensure health and well-being.
Goal 4 : Quality education for all
- The Climate Field School aims to reach 33 provinces in Indonesia (all provinces except Jakarta) to improve farmers' knowledge of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) and achieve comprehensive learning and quality education for farmers.
- A study by the non-profit organisation Clean Cooking Alliance found that women who use improved cookstoves save 70 hours a year. This is valuable time that women could spend pursuing further education and su-re.co's biogas digesters create precisely this time by bringing clean energy into the home. As a result, it facilitates the provision of inclusive learning and quality education for all.
Goal 5 : Achieve gender equality
- The Climate Field School will empower rural women and girls to pursue further careers and provide them with equal educational opportunities.
- According to research by the Clean Cooking Alliance, women in South Asia spend over 20 hours a week collecting biomass fuel. Su-re.co's biogas digesters provide an alternative clean energy source, allowing women to spend more time on education and work. Thus, promoting women's empowerment and achieving gender equality.
Goal 6 : Safe water and toilets for the world
- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that more than 40% of the world's rural population lives in river basins classified as water-poor. The Climate Field School provides education on the efficient use of water resources, ensuring water quality, and reducing water pollution. We focus on solving the problem of water scarcity by ensuring clean water and sanitation.
- More than 27 million Indonesians have access to safe water, and 51 million lack access to improved sanitation facilities. (Water.org) su-re.co's biogas digesters provide everyone with the energy to boil water and promote access to clean, safe drinking water.