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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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...

Brewing up Climate Resilience in the Coffee Sector

Since 2010, the initiative for coffee&climate (c&c) implements its vision to enable coffee farmers worldwide to adapt to climate change. Together with four other organizations, c&c published a catalogue to motivate more investments into climate...

My Awe and Amazement with the Mareu Youth Group

Our program Coffee Kids aims to empower young coffee farmers to create thriving businesses. This it how they do it in Tanzania: On a seemingly typical December morning, the time had come for me to visit the Mareu Youth Group in Arusha region, Tanzania. I planned to do...

Sweeting Coffee Yields with Farm-Grown Honey in Indonesia

Inviting us to stand in a leafy green corner outside his house and holding up a hand-crafted, wooden bee box, Sofik beams as he tells us of his bees. “Since I started raising bees, the coffee on my farm is doing better, while the cash I earn from selling honey helps...

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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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

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Felicitaciones Carlos Javier Rivas Barrera

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

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Great land. Great people. Nice coffee. 👍🏼

What a beautiful coffee plantation Greetings from Mexico

Join us this year at Coffee Camp Honduras 2019!
A unique experiential learning journey both for participants and the entire coffee community into the exploration and understanding of the coffee value chain!

#lanuevageneracióncafetalera
#coffeecamp

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Join us this year at Coffee Camp Honduras 2019!
A unique experiential learning journey both for participants and the entire coffee community into the exploration and understanding of the coffee value chain! 

#lanuevageneracióncafetalera 
#coffeecamp

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Te esperamos este año en Coffee Camp Honduras 2019!
Un espacio de aprendizaje para la exploración de oportunidades que brinda la cadena de valor del café e intercambio de experiencias entre los presentes!

#lanuevageneracióncafetalera
#coffeecamp

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Te esperamos este año en Coffee Camp Honduras 2019! 
Un espacio de aprendizaje para la exploración de oportunidades que brinda la cadena de valor del café e intercambio de experiencias entre los presentes! 

#lanuevageneracióncafetalera 
#coffeecamp

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Instituto Hondureño del Café World Vision Honduras Fundación ETEA UNAH - CUROC

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Join us this year at Coffee Camp in Copán Honduras!
A unique experiential learning journey both for participants and the entire coffee community into the exploration and understanding of the coffee value chain!

For more information contact:
Verena Fischersworring
verena.fischersworring@hrnstiftung.org

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Te esperamos este año en Coffee Camp Honduras 2019!
Un espacio de aprendizaje para la exploración de oportunidades que brinda la cadena de valor del café e intercambio de experiencias entre los presentes!

Ven y súmate!
Para más información contractor a:
Verena Fischersworring
verena.fischersworring@hrnstiftung.org
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Join us this year at Coffee Camp in Copán Honduras!
A unique experiential learning journey both for participants and the entire coffee community into the exploration and understanding of the coffee value chain! 

For more information contact:
Verena Fischersworring
verena.fischersworring@hrnstiftung.org

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Te esperamos este año en Coffee Camp Honduras 2019! 
Un espacio de aprendizaje para la exploración de oportunidades que brinda la cadena de valor del café e intercambio de experiencias entre los presentes! 

Ven y súmate! 
Para más información contractor a: 
Verena Fischersworring
verena.fischersworring@hrnstiftung.org

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Could we do this??

There is a strong relation between growing coffee demand and deforestation. Forest protection, reforestation and agroforestry need more attention in sustainability programs in the coffee sector.

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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. www.hrnstiftung.org/project/kaweri-youth-development-project/ ... See MoreSee Less

We are pleased to announce the continued growth of HRNS projects worldwide with our most recent partnership with UNEX coffee exporter.

We are excited to work hand-in hand towards improving coffee farmers capacity to respond to climate threats and make their coffee farms climate resilient.

Together, we will support the development and strengthening of producer organizations, working with 4 coffee organizations made up of 150 families in the region of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

The activities supported by the partnership will be coordinated with the Initiative for coffee&climate and Feed the Future Alliance for Resilient Coffee.

"We are thrilled to partner with Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung”, said Gustavo Ruiz, CEO of UNEX. “We’ve seen the work and results HRNS has achieved with our previous partnership and knowing that all of our efforts as a team are directed towards coffee farmers is very gratifying”.
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We are pleased to announce the continued growth of HRNS projects worldwide with our most recent partnership with UNEX coffee exporter. 

We are excited to work hand-in hand towards improving coffee farmers capacity to respond to climate threats and make their coffee farms climate resilient. 

Together, we will support the development and strengthening of producer organizations, working with 4 coffee organizations made up of 150 families in the region of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. 

The activities supported by the partnership will be coordinated with the Initiative for coffee&climate and Feed the Future Alliance for Resilient Coffee.

We are thrilled to partner with Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung”, said Gustavo Ruiz, CEO of UNEX. “We’ve seen the work and results HRNS has achieved with our previous partnership and knowing that all of our efforts as a team are directed towards coffee farmers is very gratifying”.

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Bendiciones ingeniero Pablo austed y prebin

Que bueno saludos amigos, desde san martín jilotepeque, lugar de buen café

Over the past two years now, Els Lecoutere, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Development Policy - Development Studies , has been researching and studying the Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) Gender Household Approach and its effects in coffee growing communities in Uganda and Tanzania. This time we were allowed to follow her and tape her research. Among other findings, Els found out that higher cooperation between the husband and the wife leads to higher income, transparency and an overall increased well being of the household. ... See MoreSee Less

At Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, addressing climate change has been a vital element of our project interventions. As the managing consortium member of the Alliance for Resilient Coffee (ARC), we are united by the importance of climate change, its threat to the global coffee supply chain and the urgency of the private sector to get involved. Watch, to learn more about the project and the opportunities ARC offers to the industry.
Feed the Future CIAT International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Root Capital Conservation International World Coffee Research Sustainable Food Lab
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