Regional Contact

Verena Fischersworring
Regional Manager Latin America
verena.fischersworring@hrnstiftung.org

Latin America

Latin America is one of the major coffee producing regions in the world with a century long tradition. Its proximity to the equator and mountain ranges with high altitudes and volcanic soils provide ideal conditions for high quality coffee. However, smallholder coffee farmers struggle to compete in the current market. In Latin America, the work of HRNS focuses on topics such as entrepreneurship, youth, climate change, and gender, enabling smallholder farmers to be more competitive. The HRNS regional office for the Americas is based in Guatemala City and oversees projects in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia and Peru.  

 

 

Project

Generations - promoting the next generation of coffee famers

The aim of the “Generations” program is to make rural areas more attractive for young people by activating local employment and training opportunities and changing the image of agriculture - in particular coffee - from an old-fashioned profession to a modern, interesting and lucrative business.

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The Coffee Partnership with Tim Hortons in Colombia

We are working in a strong cooperation with the Canadian coffee roaster Tim Hortons to better livelihoods in Colombia, Brazil and Honduras.

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Stories from the field

Meet Doña María Dora Bravo

Doña María Dora Bravo is a smallholder coffee farmer from Colombia who participated in the Tim Hortons Coffee Partnership. Read her testimony to learn about how the Tim Hortons Coffee Partnership has impacted her and her family!

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Trifinio Regional Program

photocredit to the International Coffee Partners

The Trifinio region is located in the tri-border area of the three countries Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Trifinio is an ecologically unique region, considered as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. The “Trifinio Fraternidad Biosphere Reserve”, recognized by the UNESCO, lies in the heart of Trifinio, firmly nested into coffee farms of small coffee producers. Coffee is the main income source of farmers in Trifinio – the challenge for the region is to promote coffee production in a way that the environment is preserved while sufficient income for rural farming families is generated.

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Gender Workshops in Trifinio

Our gender workshops are rooted in the belief that families working as a team are better positioned to improve their coffee business, feed their family and progress in life.

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Strengthening the capacities of coffee-farming families in the Alto Mayo, Peru

photocredit to the Asociación Civil Contigo Agrandando el Círculo

The department of San Martin in Peru is one of the country's most important coffee producing areas. With a focus on strengthening farmer organizations, improving, intensifying and rejuvenating coffee production, and diversifying food crops, this project became an innovative and highly effective model of technical assistance and organizational development.

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Sustainable livelihoods and Roya response for smallholder coffee-farming households in Jumaytepeque, Nueva Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, Guatemala

Learn about how this project improves the overall situation of smallholder coffee farmers in Jumaytepeque, Nueva Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, Guatemala.

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