Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

This is Change.

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) is supporting smallholder families in coffee regions and youth in Germany to attain better living conditions.

Because People Deserve Prosperity.

The work of HRNS is based on three objectives

Smallholder families deserve our support

Social Situation


HRNS implements projects that improve the living conditions of smallholder families with a focus on coffee growing communities.

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Reforestation in coffee regions is needed



HRNS promotes the protection of nature and the environment through good agricultural and climate-smart practices. This includes climate change adaptation and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

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Youth hold the potentials to shape the future



HRNS works to promote the prospects of deprived youth around the world. This is done in Germany and in coffee regions.

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Active around the world

Since 2001, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung has worked with more than 300.000 smallholder families in 18 countries.

  • Hamburg
  • New York
  • Guatemala, Honduras
  • Brazil
  • Ethiopia
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Indonesia
Women have the power to transfer coffee farms.
We are an entrepreneurial family. We form a good team with my husband, son and daughters.
Rosibel Ramirez, Honduras
Smallholde farmer support needs groups of people

At HRNS we believe in people

Smallholder families are the core element for supplying the growing population. HRNS focusses on the livelihood situation of smallholder families in coffee regions working holistically in the areas of family business, organizational development, climate change, youth and gender. All with the aim to shape production systems and rural landscapes that are attractive to them. We are looking through the eyes of smallholders with a hands-on approach in the field. We are side-by-side with smallholder families and their reliable partner. As an implementing foundation with regional offices in focus countries, partnerships with other organizations and local authorities are a core element of HRNS' work.

Our global team is proud of what they do, working with all their heart and passion. We operate with a long-term orientation and commitment.

Our Work
HRNS releases potentials of youth in Germany
I've learned that I can do more than I thought.
Participant, MUT Camp
Youth have energy and drive to shape their future.

What we do in Germany

HRNS supports the social and economic integration of socially disadvantaged youth with and without a migration background in Northern Germany. Hence, HRNS has established a local network of partners. Their work includes a variety of projects aiming at e. g. improving language skills, acquiring social and emotional skills, job qualification as well as integration and participation. The focus is always to integrate participants into the local society and empower them to shape their own future.

About our work in Germany

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