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’.

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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 22 countries

Our Impact

Countries

Total number of countries with ongoing HRNS activities.

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Livelihoods Improved

Participating farmers in Brazil and Trifinio report improved livelihoods according to an external evaluation (average).

Beneficiaries

The accumulated number of farmer households (Q1/18).

Countries

Total number of countries with ongoing HRNS activities.

Livelihoods Improved

Participating farmers in Brazil and Trifinio report improved livelihoods according to an external evaluation (average).

Beneficiaries

The accumulated number of farmer households (Q1/18).

Muddy Boots: Latest From Our Blog

Colombia, Coffee & The Next Generation

When one thinks of coffee they usually are not thinking about its origins and how it got to their cup. However, if you ask them where they think their cup of coffee came from, you’ll get an overwhelming response, Colombia! A country rich in tradition, a tradition deep...

Announcing winners: 5th Annual Força Café Coffee Championship 2018

The 5th Annual Força Café Coffee Championship 2018 has winning coffees. They are from the Matas de Minas region, which won both categories: Natural coffee, with the lot of Mr. Elieser Carmelito da Silva (86.75 points) and Peeled cherry coffee, with the Deivison...

Appreciating Family Farmers Work in Brazil: Força Café Coffee Championship

Best ideas often come unexpected. And that is what happened in late 2012 to HRNS do Brasil Technical Director, Max Ochoa, during a meeting with the exporter Stockler Comercial e Exportadora Ltda. “We discussed about challenges of family farmers access to the market...

Conference: The Future of Coffee Cultivation

Shaping the future of coffee cultivation is not only a question of marketing for the coffee value chain. A whole generation of rural youth in coffee producing regions is depending on that. That's why we are happy that our Managing Director Michael Opitz is...

A Scientifically Sound Gender Approach

A randomised control trial: Balancing scientific rigour, feasibility and program objectives In this guest Blog, Els Lecoutere from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, describes how she assessed the impact of improving intrahousehold decision-making on the efficiency...

Partners & Programs

The aim is to make smallholder coffee farmers competitive on the basis of sustainable practices in order to improve their livelihoods. This vision goes beyond the implementation of individual development projects; International Coffee Partners wants to contribute to the sustainable transformation of the coffee sector at large.

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.

The Coffee Kids program partners with communities to foster the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit needed to protect the future of coffee farming. Founded in 1988, Coffee Kids was the first nonprofit within the budding specialty coffee industry dedicated solely to improving coffee farmers’ quality of life.

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.

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Bringing the winners 🏆 of the 5th Annual Força Café Coffee Championship 2018 to the next level through a cupping at InterAmerican Coffee Europe in Hamburg.
A initiative supported by Stockler to empower family coffee farmers in Minas Gerais.Feel free to join us: On Friday we will cup all winners of this years' Brazil Força Café Championship at 15.00 in our Quality Lab in Hamburg! Please let us know via DM or email if you want to come! ☕️ . It has been a while since our trader Alex has been to Brazil as jury member for the 5th Força Café Championship 2018, which is rewarding specialty coffees (Natural and Semi-Washed Category) of smallholder coffee farmers from different regions in Brazil. In cooperation with our NKG sister company Stockler and the Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, the winner were announced by Alex and all other jury members in October. Find out more: https://www.hrnstiftung.org/the-5th-annual-forca-cafe-coffee-championship-2018/ . Year by year, we are happy to support this initiative and smallholder coffee farmers who are working hard for an outstanding coffee quality! 🙌
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Travel with us to Uganda and visit Bosco in the field. He participated in our Kaweri Youth Project. See how that impacted his life. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

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Using tools to measure soil compaction, temperatures, and other factors, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung is working with farmers in Santa Rosa, Guatemala to understand and adapt climate-smart practices on their farms. http://www.safeplatform.org/climate-smart-coffee Initiative for coffee&climate ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

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Today, Maximo Ochoa, Technical Director of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brazil, is speaking at the at the United Nations #ClimateChange Conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland, as part of the Espaco do Brasil.

Max is presenting aspects of our climate program in an event organized by the Ministério do Meio Ambiente (Brazilian Ministry of Environment).
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Today, Maximo Ochoa, Technical Director of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brazil, is speaking at the at the United Nations  #ClimateChange Conference    COP24 in Katowice, Poland, as part of the Espaco do Brasil.

Max is presenting aspects of our climate program in an event organized by the Ministério do Meio Ambiente (Brazilian Ministry of Environment).

 

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Parabéns Maximo Ochoa! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Felicidades!!! NCBA CLUSA El Salvador

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Parabéns super Max! Competência que leva o conhecimento para longe! Abs

7 days ago

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Builders - Makers - Leaders. As an exciting year 2018 starts to approach its final weeks, our program Coffee Kids shares its year end report. Read it!
www.hrnstiftung.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-year-end-report-5.pdf
Peet's Coffee Sweet Maria's Coffee Carabello Coffee SCHAMONG KAFFEE - KÖLNS ÄLTESTE KAFFEERÖSTEREI Caribou Coffee Fresh Cup Magazine Allegro Coffee Company Cameron's Coffee InterAmerican Coffee SeaMonster Studios
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Builders - Makers - Leaders. As an exciting year 2018 starts to approach its final weeks, our program Coffee Kids shares its year end report. Read it!
https://www.hrnstiftung.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-year-end-report-5.pdf
Peets Coffee Sweet Marias Coffee Carabello Coffee SCHAMONG KAFFEE - KÖLNS ÄLTESTE KAFFEERÖSTEREI Caribou Coffee Fresh Cup Magazine Allegro Coffee Company Camerons Coffee InterAmerican Coffee SeaMonster Studios

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2 weeks ago

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TEAM UP. Together with Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung - DSW, Siemens Stiftung and Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) we are launching an innovative approach to development cooperation in East Africa with a pilot in Uganda. As a team, we work on economic, social, sanitary, pedagogical and infrastructural components. 50.000 rural youths aged 15 to 30 years in Mityana district. Never been there? In this short movie, we bring you there.
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HRNS is supporting the #16days by GBV Prevention Network to campaign against #GBV. Our teammember Fortunate from Uganda: "We wear the ribbon and distribute materials to sensitize communities." ... See MoreSee Less

HRNS is supporting the #16days by GBV Prevention Network to campaign against #GBV. Our teammember Fortunate from Uganda: We wear the ribbon and distribute materials to sensitize communities.Image attachment

 

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3 weeks ago

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Creating awareness, getting heard, exchanging expertises and working closer together. Some of the ideas of youth organizations in northern Germany, supported by HRNS, during Roundtable 2018.
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Children for Tomorrow Hamburger Kinderwünsche e.V. Hamburger Kunsthalle Julit Hamburg Kids Welcome Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg SchlauFox e.V. JesusCenter
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Creating awareness, getting heard, exchanging expertises and working closer together. Some of the ideas of youth organizations in northern Germany, supported by HRNS, during Roundtable 2018.
https://www.hrnstiftung.org/germany/
Children for Tomorrow Hamburger Kinderwünsche e.V. Hamburger Kunsthalle Julit Hamburg Kids Welcome Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg SchlauFox e.V. JesusCenterImage attachment

 

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Engagierte Partner und gute Impulse. Danke!

3 weeks ago

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Great pleasure meeting youth organizations from northern Germany supported by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung to exchange and look for synergies.
Children for Tomorrow Hamburger Kinderwünsche e.V. Hamburger Kunsthalle Julit Hamburg Kids Welcome Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg SchlauFox e.V. JesusCenter
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Great pleasure meeting youth organizations from northern Germany supported by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung to exchange and look for synergies.
Children for Tomorrow Hamburger Kinderwünsche e.V. Hamburger Kunsthalle Julit Hamburg Kids Welcome Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg SchlauFox e.V. JesusCenter

Recently, Maximo Ochoa, Technical Director of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brazil, was invited to participate in a panel discussion titled, "How to achieve greater impact: Insights into initiating and scaling collective action" at the Semana Internacional do Café International Coffee Week event in Brazil. Max shared with the audience concrete experiences to achieve impacts from the collective action through “Alliance to Resilient Coffee”, the “Climate Catalogue” and “The Community of Practice on Adaptation Practices to the Climate Change”. ... See MoreSee Less

Recently, Maximo Ochoa, Technical Director of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brazil, was invited to participate in a panel discussion titled, How to achieve greater impact: Insights into initiating and scaling collective action at the Semana Internacional do Café International Coffee Week event in Brazil. Max shared with the audience concrete experiences to achieve impacts from the collective action through “Alliance to Resilient Coffee”, the “Climate Catalogue” and “The Community of Practice on Adaptation Practices to the Climate Change”.

 

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Orgullosos de ti max

Parabéns Max, competência e simpatia! Sucesso!!!

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1 month ago

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Making generational change attractive in coffee growing communities. In Brazil, participants of the “Family succession” program promoted by Sistema Faemg SENAR Brasil in partnership with Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brazil showed visitors from the 5th “Força Café” Coffee Championship 2018 how they are becoming coffee entrepreneurs and value the life in the rural area. ... See MoreSee Less

Making generational change attractive in coffee growing communities. In Brazil, participants of the “Family succession” program promoted by Sistema Faemg SENAR Brasil in partnership with Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brazil showed visitors from the 5th “Força Café” Coffee Championship 2018 how they are becoming coffee entrepreneurs and value the life in the rural area.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Parabéns Maximo Ochoa Max e equipe pelo apoio com o tema sucessão rural, importante demais apoiar os jovens que querem ficar no campo.

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Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brasil will be present at Semana Internacional do Café sharing the space to talk about sustainability together with Cecafé Global Coffee Platform and InPACTO. We invite the coffee community to visit our stand in Belo Horizonte, from 7th to 9th of November. ... See MoreSee Less

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brasil will be present at Semana Internacional do Café sharing the space to talk about sustainability together with Cecafé Global Coffee Platform and InPACTO. We invite the coffee community to visit our stand in Belo Horizonte, from 7th to 9th of November.