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 18 countries

Our Impact

Countries

Total number of countries with 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 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

To Adapt to Climate Change, Coffee Farmers Need Bold Allies

The saw makes a grinding sound as Albert, a young Ugandan agronomist, maneuvers it back and forth slowly, cutting through the trunk of the coffee tree. His colleague Ambrose stands next to him, bracing the tree and readying himself to carefully lower it to the ground...

From Italy to Guatemala, Lavazza visits Chiquimula

Since 2010, the initiative for coffee&climate (c&c) implements its vision to enable coffee farmers worldwide to adapt to climate change. See what our partners from Lavazza experienced when visiting the project region in Trifinio. “I became more and more...

The Coffee Sector is Programming with Grandpa and Gambles with Its Future

The Coffee Sector is Programming with Grandpa and Gambles with Its Future by Michael Opitz, Managing Director HRNS The situation of youth and their motivation to engage in coffee production are the most critical indicators for the success of our sustainability...

A community takes care of its own water supply

Since 2010, the initiative for coffee&climate (c&c) implements its vision to enable coffee farmers worldwide to adapt to climate change. Water scarcity is one of the challenges, farmers face. HRNS-staff Johannes Thoma tells the story of the Idugumbi-Community...

Adaptation, Resilience, and Sustainability: The Next Chapter in Coffee Production

Aida Escolán, originally from the capital city of Tegucigalpa, moved to rural Ocotepeque eight years ago to take over her grandfather’s coffee farm. The petite woman jumping down from the driver’s seat of her dusty off-road pickup is an ironic scene, but Aida’s...

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.

Founded in 1988, Coffee Kids was the first nonprofit within the specialty coffee industry dedicated solely to working with youth. Today this continues, thanks in part to HRNS hosting this great initiative providing a wealth of knowledge and services since 2015. Coffee Kids has, therefore thrived and expanded to various coffee-growing regions reaching even more youth.

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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#NowReading about USAID Green Invest Asia’s success in bringing #sustainablecoffee producers, buyers, and capital providers across Asia to Manila to share best practices and perspectives on sustainable sourcing and financing coffee businesses: tiny.cc/yvemcz

cc: USAID Philippines, IWCA-Philippines- Women in Coffee, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, Nestlé, UCC Coffee Shops Philippines, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Manila Marriott Hotel, Land Bank of the Philippinesl, Rabobank, EchoStore, Enveritas.org, Pact, Peace and Equity Foundation
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HRNS y la Alianza para la Resiliencia del Café presentes en el Simposio Latinoamericano de Caficultura 2019! Un encuentro tecnológico donde se reunieron expertos en el gremio del café para compartir los resultados de los principales trabajos de investigación en materia de caficultura, que han sido desarrollados en la región!

HRNS and Feed the Future USAID - US Agency for International DevelopmentThe Alliance for Resilient Coffee participated in the Latin American Coffee Convention 2019! An innovative technology forum where coffee experts from across Latin America gathered to share the latest advances in research related to coffee developed in the region!

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HRNS y la Alianza para la Resiliencia del Café presentes en el Simposio Latinoamericano de Caficultura 2019! Un encuentro tecnológico donde se reunieron expertos en el gremio del café para compartir los resultados de los principales trabajos de investigación en materia de caficultura, que han sido desarrollados en la región!

HRNS and Feed the Future USAID - US Agency for International DevelopmentThe Alliance for Resilient Coffee participated in the Latin American Coffee Convention 2019! An innovative technology forum where coffee experts from across Latin America gathered to share the latest advances in research related to coffee developed in the region!

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As part of our Youth Programing, Sistema Faemg and Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brasil are implementing the second course “Family Succession of the Field” in Santo Antonio do Amparo/MG. The purpose of the Program is to encourage succession and preserve the continuity of family agricultural businesses👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🌱☕️. With base in the success of the first course in Coqueiral/MG, other three courses will be carrying out in Southern and Matas de Minas regions. ... See MoreSee Less

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USAID Green Invest Asia project and Women In Coffee are hosting #sustainablecoffee forum in Manila today. Join Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, Rabobank, Nestlé, LBP_Official, UCC Coffee Shops Philippines, and more Asia coffee producers, buyers, and investors for tips on sustainable coffee sourcing in Asia and coffee investment portfolio strategies. tiny.cc/greeninvestcoffee

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Patrick is a young coffee farmer in Mityana District in Uganda. He left the countryside to work in the capital Kampala but didn't find good jobs. His friends convinced him to come back. He bought a coffee farm. Today he is a good example why it is so important to support young people like Patrick to empower youth to prosper in rural societies. ... See MoreSee Less

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U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) visits the Feed the Future Alliance for Resilient Coffee's (ARC) work in Uganda! Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung was pleased to host and bring together several non - profit organizations to engage with farmer extensionists and witness ARC's field implementation to strengthen climate resilience.

HRNS has worked closely with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to implement the step-wise investment pathway in Uganda and train smallholder coffee farmers to identify and successfully implement appropriate climate smart adaptation practices into their coffee plots.

Get to know more about The Alliance for Resilient Coffee! Visit: www.allianceforresilientcoffee.org

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U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) visits the Feed the Future Alliance for Resilient Coffees (ARC) work in Uganda! Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung was pleased to host and bring together several non - profit organizations to engage with farmer extensionists and witness ARCs field implementation to strengthen climate resilience. 

HRNS has worked closely with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to implement the step-wise investment pathway in Uganda and train smallholder coffee farmers to identify and successfully implement appropriate climate smart adaptation practices into their coffee plots. 

Get to know more about The Alliance for Resilient Coffee! Visit: https://www.allianceforresilientcoffee.org

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Vilma from Honduras knows why youth are the future for the coffee industry. Being a young woman, she received trainings gained confidence and speaks about challenges and ways forward. This couldn't be possible without the project support by TFO Canada , Tim Hortons, Canada’s Foreign Policy—Global Affairs Canada, and Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung. Find out more about the project: www.hrnstiftung.org/project/generations/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Changing climates are threatening coffee and therefore small coffee-farming families throughout the world. It's time for coffee to get climate-smart! Learn how the Alliance for Resilient Coffee generates clear guidance to the coffee sector on the concrete actions needed to resist climate threats. Your coffee supply chain can become resilient to climate change! Feed the Future CIATInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Conservation International World Coffee Research Sustainable Food Lab Root Capital ... See MoreSee Less