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

Visit our team in Germany

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

Visit our team in Indonesia

Our Impact

%

(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

HRNS’ Work and Impact in Uganda

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) supports smallholder families in Uganda to take a proactive role in shaping their lives in an informed and self-determined way. We are convinced that diversified production is the backbone of rural well-being. It reduces risks of...

“I see my achievements every day”

You have been following our Youth Reporter Shivan’s coverage of Fatumah and Razak who are Youth in Uganda for two years now and it is time to catch up on their lives since the last time Shivan spoke to them. ​"My life has changed. My capacity has changed. I am able to...

Transforming Mindsets to Achieve Sustainable Livelihoods

When development projects come to an end, final Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is done to prove the impact of the projects. However, many may argue that statistics do not fully quantify the extent to which lives are changed. They do not tell you how much it means...

Agriculture as Opportunity for Rural Youth in Uganda

Dorothy and Moses are among 90 other youth who proudly flashed their smiles and certificates in September 2021 after completing their one-year course in the Kaweri Youth Development Project (KYDP) which is implemented by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) in Mubende...

Agriculture as a Lucrative Alternative to Migration in Uganda: A Young Couple’s Story

For young people in rural Uganda, poverty and lack of employment opportunities are grand challenges that prevent them from securing their basic needs and often leads to migration. Although agriculture presents a lucrative livelihood opportunity, many young people have...

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.