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

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).

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Kitchen Thoughts on Gender Mainstreaming

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An engaging knowledge sharing joint field visit

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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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The Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) Board of Trustees recently visited #Uganda to meet with and listen to Ugandan farmers as well as to engage with HRNS colleagues from Germany, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda about ways to further strengthen smallholder families in East Africa through a holistic and participatory livelihood approach.

At a dinner reception in Kampala, the founders of HRNS hosted key development partners from the public and private sector. During this event the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr. Vincent Ssempijja and the Managing Director of Uganda Coffee Development Authority Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye recognized HRNS and its partners for their efforts to strengthen the coffee sector in Uganda.
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The Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) Board of Trustees recently visited #Uganda to meet with and listen to Ugandan farmers as well as to engage with HRNS colleagues from Germany, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda about ways to further strengthen smallholder families in East Africa through a holistic and participatory livelihood approach. 

At a dinner reception in Kampala, the founders of HRNS hosted key development partners from the public and private sector. During this event the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr. Vincent Ssempijja and the Managing Director of Uganda Coffee Development Authority Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye recognized HRNS and its partners for their efforts to strengthen the coffee sector in Uganda.

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Michael Neumann and Pablo Garcia !! Looking good !! Must be the coffee !

Richard is a young coffee farmer in Mityana District, Uganda. His farm is making a profit because he learned Good Agricultural Practices. He enjoys being a young farmer in the ugandan countryside. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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HRNS’s Climate Experts and Marketing Team attended Sintercafe 2019 last week!

It was a great event to come together, share our current initiative programs and engage in significant conversations to discover new partnership opportunities on how we can improve the livelihood of smallholder coffee farmers together with bold allies from the coffee industry.

Thank you Sintercafe - International Coffee Week! See you next year!
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Thank you for joining us this year!! See you here next year!

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

"No, what you are saying is not true. I have good coffee." Watch how smallholder coffee farmers in Central America could improve on the quality of their coffee through International Coffee Partners projects implemented with the support of Lavazza Paulig Franck Delta Cafés Löfbergs Tchibo Joh.Johannson and Neumann Gruppe ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Meet our HRNS climate experts at Sintercafe - International Coffee Week, during November 11-13, in Costa Rica! Stefan Ruge, project manager of USAID - US Agency for International Development Alliance for Resilient Coffee (ARC) and Javier Rivas, ARC Regional Coordinator for Central America, will attend.

In their bags, they will have ready the latest climate research and solutions available to make your coffee value chain resilient to climate change! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover the different tailored services, on farm intervention programs, co - investment opportunities and different partnerships ARC offers!

Email us at: stefan.ruge@hrnstiftung.org or javier.rivas@hrnstiftung.org. We’d love to meet over a cup of coffee!

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Meet our HRNS climate experts at Sintercafe - International Coffee Week, during November 11-13, in Costa Rica! Stefan Ruge, project manager of USAID - US Agency for International Development Alliance for Resilient Coffee (ARC) and Javier Rivas, ARC Regional Coordinator for Central America, will attend. 

In their bags, they will have ready the latest climate research and solutions available to make your coffee value chain resilient to climate change! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover the different tailored services, on farm intervention programs, co - investment opportunities and different partnerships ARC offers! 

Email us at: stefan.ruge@hrnstiftung.org or javier.rivas@hrnstiftung.org. We’d love to meet over a cup of coffee! 

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We can't wait! See you soon!

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Nice news !

En alianza con SAFE Platform y Asociación Nacional del Café Guatemala, estamos realizando un taller de formación, también conocido como Train of Trainers, con enfoque en café y clima. Dentro del taller se realizó una gira al Occidente de Honduras para conocer experiencias prácticas en adaptación y mitigación al cambio climático para el cultivo de café. ... See MoreSee Less

En alianza con SAFE Platform y Asociación Nacional del Café Guatemala, estamos realizando un taller de formación, también conocido como Train of Trainers, con enfoque en café y clima. Dentro del taller se realizó una gira al Occidente de Honduras para conocer experiencias prácticas en adaptación y mitigación al cambio climático para el cultivo de café.Image attachmentImage attachment

2 months ago

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For the first time, two women coffee farmers won in the categories “Semi - Washed” and “Natural” during the 6th Força Café Coffee Quality Championship in Brazil. Congratulations to Joseane Borges da Silva and Rosangela Moura Alves! Of the 20 awarded smallholder farming families, five were women!

HRNS is thrilled to implement the Força Café program in Minas Gerais, Brazil, which supports family farmers in the region. During the championship, coffee farmers compete for best coffee quality in different categories!
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For the first time, two women coffee farmers won in the categories “Semi - Washed” and “Natural” during the 6th Força Café Coffee Quality Championship in Brazil. Congratulations to Joseane Borges da Silva and Rosangela Moura Alves! Of the 20 awarded smallholder farming families, five were women! 

HRNS is thrilled to implement the Força Café program in Minas Gerais, Brazil, which supports family farmers in the region. During the championship, coffee farmers compete for best coffee quality in different categories!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Muchas felicidades a todos es un honor conocer el estado de minas y a su gente

For the sixth consecutive year, HRNS do Brasil holds the annual Força Café Coffee Quality Championship. 10 jurymembers from Germany, the United States and Brazil cup 64 finalist coffee lots until October 25th.
With the contest, importers and roasters recognize the efforts of the smallholder to produce specialty coffee, while HRNS contributes promoting the coffee of Brazilian family farmers in the world. The event has the support of NKG Stockler and the Fazenda da Lagoa, a NKG farm.
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For the sixth consecutive year, HRNS do Brasil holds the annual Força Café Coffee Quality Championship. 10 jurymembers from Germany, the United States and Brazil cup 64 finalist coffee lots until October 25th.
With the contest, importers and roasters recognize the efforts of the smallholder to produce specialty coffee, while HRNS contributes promoting the coffee of Brazilian family farmers in the world. The event has the support of NKG Stockler and the Fazenda da Lagoa, a NKG farm.Image attachmentImage attachment