Because Coffee Farmers Deserve Prosperity

 

Our work of farmer support goes beyond productivity and coffee quality. The majority of coffee farmers are struggling to make a living and the potentials of the young generation in coffee regions are not cared for. It is our goal to change that. We support farmers and their families to raise their income and competitive position. And we release the potentials of the young generations to shape rural areas of the future. 

 

Improving Coffee Farmer Livelihoods

We are working with the most vulnerable smallholder coffee farmer families. We are implementing hands-on projects with farmer communities, farmer organizations, and local coffee organizations promoting entrepreneurial conduct wherever possible. Our work is pre-competitive and independent. It is funded by private partners such as coffee companies and other foundations, public organizations striving for positive developments in rural tropical regions and to a smaller extent also by using our own resources. Our aim is to improve the livelihood situation of smallholder coffee farmer families’.

Ready For A Partnership?

Partnering with us means changing peoples’ lives by supporting them in fostering their livelihood strategies and bringing prosperity to rural areas. Sustainable and diverse coffee landscapes are indispensable for mutually beneficial supply chains, dignified living conditions, and the future supply of coffee. It requires the combination of skills, experiences, resources, and authority to enable lasting improvement.

Our Work

Since 2001 Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung has worked in 18 countries

TitleAddress Description
Germany
Am Sandtorpark 4, 20457 Hamburg, Deutschland

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North America
New York City, New York, USA

Visit our team in North America

Central America
Guatemala

Visit our team in Central America

Brazil
Brasilien

Visit our team in Brazil

Ethiopia
Äthiopien

Visit our team in Ethiopia

Uganda
Uganda

Visit our team in Uganda

Tanzania
Tansania

Visit our team in Tanzania

Indonesia
Indonesien

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Our Impact

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(more than)

Countries

Total number of countries with HRNS activities.

Livelihoods Improved

Participating farmers report improved livelihoods due to HRNS-work in a global survey (07/20).

Beneficiaries

The accumulated number of farmer households.

Muddy Boots: Latest From Our Blog

A Journey to HRNS’ and Peet’s Coffee’s New Project Region in North Sumatra, Indonesia

Early in the morning the Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) team set out for their first field visit to the new project region in Northern Sumatra. We had arrived the night before and had not seen much except for the holes in the road and overhanging foliage as we...

Building a Circular Economy in Coffee Production: Reusing and Recycling Organic Waste in Brazil

Arlindo de Lelis and his son, José, are smallholder coffee farmers from the community of Fagundes. Located in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, this region is surrounded by mountain trails, large areas of fertile land, and a great percentage of the...

“The Alarm Clock is Ringing!”: coffee&climate’s Webinar “Missed Wake-Up Call” Emphasizes Urgency to Act Against Climate Change

“Stop hitting snooze! The alarm clock is ringing!”, was the motto of the webinar “Missed Wake-Up Call” organized by the initiative for coffee&climate last week. Stefan Ruge, Program Manager Climate at HRNS, discussed together with climate scientist Dr. Peter Baker...

Youth Reporter Series: The Power of Ugandan Youth to Transform their Community

Fun packed, educative, transformational, and thrilling is the two-year journey we have all been a part of as we followed Jamidah, Thaddeus, Fatumah, and Razak, four amazing young women and men, whose lives have changed for the better after they joined the TeamUp...

How Coffee Farming Contributes to Reforestation in Ethiopia

The sun rises over the evergreen village of Hurumu in southwestern Ethiopia. Aster (47) and her family are working in their nursery amid thousands of seedlings. The breeding of new trees has become an important part of the family farm under the International Climate...

Partners & Programs

ICP aims to make smallholder coffee farmers competitive based on sustainable practices to improve their livelihoods. By contributing to the sustainable transformation of the coffee sector at large, a greater impact is made. As an entrusted implementer, HRNS has worked together with ICP since 2001. Together, we ensure coffee-farming families are resilient, enabling them to have a long-term sustainable future.

The initiative for coffee&climate supports coffee farmers to respond to changing climate conditions. Implemented by HRNS it collects, consolidates and disseminates best practices for adaption in the project regions. Coffee farmers take part in hands-on training activities, assisting them to find strategies which suit their needs.

Our Activities In Germany

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung has built up a local network of partners at our main base in Hamburg. Their projects involve young people from disengaged areas with education, culture, music, art, and politics in order to integrate them into the local society and give them a perspective on their future lives.