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

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...

Y B’Lang: Coffee Was A Real Game Changer For Our Poor Area

Y B'Lang Coffee was an economic game-changer in our area My name is Y B’lang, I live in Krong Buk region of Dak Lak province. In the end of the last century the farmers of our Cu Ne village were growing only rice and vegetables. We could hardly provide for our...

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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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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Parabéns Max, competência e simpatia! Sucesso!!!

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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.

Final round of 5th “Força Café” Coffee Championship 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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Sarah Allen from Barista Magazine gets ready for the final round of the 5th Forca Cafe Coffee Championship in Brazil. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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HOLA AMIGOS, ESTO ES EN FAZENDA DA LAGOA EN SANTO ANTONIO DA AMPARO??

Good educating famrs about how to increase their production to their coffee

4 weeks ago

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"Coffee industry is falling too short to motivate young people to stay in coffee production." Michael Opitz, Managing Director of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung during Brot für die Welt and Misereor conference and fishbowl talk on the future of coffee cultivation. Vuna Origin Consulting Tchibo Fairtrade International #kaffezukunft ... See MoreSee Less

Coffee industry is falling too short to motivate young people to stay in coffee production. Michael Opitz, Managing Director of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung during Brot für die Welt and Misereor conference and fishbowl talk on the future of coffee cultivation. Vuna Origin Consulting Tchibo Fairtrade International #kaffezukunftImage attachmentImage attachment

Michele Mastrantuono from Lavazza, has participated in the Força Café Coffee Championship every year, five years total now. “Lavazza supports this initiative 100%. It is a way to value the effort of family farmers involved in the project implemented together with Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brasil and International Coffee Partners. Also, working with specialty coffee is my passion and it is related to my job at Lavazza. I enjoy each year and follow up the progress of the farmers in term of quality improvement”. ... See MoreSee Less

Michele Mastrantuono from Lavazza, has participated in the Força Café Coffee Championship every year, five years total now. “Lavazza supports this initiative 100%. It is a way to value the effort of family farmers involved in the project implemented together with Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brasil and International Coffee Partners. Also, working with specialty coffee is my passion and it is related to my job at Lavazza. I enjoy each year and follow up the progress of the farmers in term of quality improvement”.

 

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Cupping master ..!

Michele <3

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In the first afternoon session of the 5th Annual Força Café Coffee Championship, there were tested coffees from the Circuito das Aguas region of Brazil. Participants identified flavors of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, stone fruit, high acidity and very soft body. Mateus Castelani, a cupper from Stockler says, "the region shows consistency in its quality. The Brazilian crop of the 2018/19 was characterized by its high quality and the coffees from Circuito das Aguas presented in the Coffee Championship are above the average of previous editions." ... See MoreSee Less

In the first afternoon session of the 5th Annual Força Café Coffee Championship, there were tested coffees from the Circuito das Aguas region of Brazil. Participants identified flavors of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, stone fruit, high acidity and very soft body. Mateus Castelani, a cupper from Stockler says, the region shows consistency in its quality. The Brazilian crop of the 2018/19 was characterized by its high quality and the coffees from Circuito das Aguas presented in the Coffee Championship are above the average of previous editions.

4 weeks ago

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Ulrich Marsau Die Rösterei - Hamburger Caféhaus on the first day of 5th Forca Cafe Coffee Championship in Brazil. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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We are now just 3 days away from the start of the 5th Annual FORÇA CAFÉ Coffee Championship! Follow this channel along with International Coffee Partners for the latest updates. ... See MoreSee Less

We are now just 3 days away from the start of the 5th Annual FORÇA CAFÉ Coffee Championship! Follow this channel along with International Coffee Partners for the latest updates.

"I've been a finalist for the past 3 years. This year I also hope to be and to get another award for the wall of my home that I show proud to my guests." - Lucas, a farmer from Manhuaçu in Brazil, says he eagerly awaits the 5th "Força Café" Coffee Championship.
The contest will be held between 21th and 26th of October.
www.hrnstiftung.org/forca-cafe-coffee-championship/
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Ive been a finalist for the past 3 years. This year I also hope to be and to get another award for the wall of my home that I show proud to my guests. - Lucas, a farmer from Manhuaçu in Brazil, says he eagerly awaits the 5th Força Café Coffee Championship.
The contest will be held between 21th and 26th of October.
https://www.hrnstiftung.org/forca-cafe-coffee-championship/

 

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Parabéns Lucas que seu trabalho e esforço seja reconhecido!

Parabéns vcs merecem

Ae sim mano parabéns

Parabéns Lucas. Merecedor

Na torcida.

Parabéns mano esse seu trabalho é inspirador.

Vamos torcer Lucas!!!

Muchas felicidades amigo seguro y ganas mucha suerte!!!!

Parabéns Lucas

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1 month ago

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Pre-selection for the finals of the 5th "Força Café" Coffee Championship. Three days of hard work, 50 coffees among 260 participants from Matas de Minas, Circuito das Águas, Campos das Vertentes and Mar de Minas regions. According to Alexandre Ferraz, of Stockler, "the quality of the coffees is improving every year. It shows the farmer effort to improve the quality of their coffees".
The contest will be held between 21th and 26th of October.
www.hrnstiftung.org/forca-cafe-coffee-championship/
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Pre-selection for the finals of the 5th Força Café Coffee Championship. Three days of hard work, 50 coffees among 260 participants from Matas de Minas, Circuito das Águas, Campos das Vertentes and Mar de Minas regions. According to Alexandre Ferraz, of Stockler, the quality of the coffees is improving every year. It shows the farmer effort to improve the quality of their coffees.
The contest will be held between 21th and 26th of October.
https://www.hrnstiftung.org/forca-cafe-coffee-championship/Image attachment

 

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Congratulations, guys!

In Brazil the 5th "Força Café" Coffee Championship is coming up. The event promotes the improvement of the coffee quality of farmers working with Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brasil. It now gained interest among importers and roasters from North America and Europe, thanks to the collaboration of Stockler Comercial y Exportadora.
The contest will be held between 21th and 26th of October.
... See MoreSee Less

In Brazil the 5th Força Café Coffee Championship is coming up. The event promotes the improvement of the coffee quality of farmers working with Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brasil. It now gained interest among importers and roasters from North America and Europe, thanks to the collaboration of Stockler Comercial y Exportadora.
The contest will be held between 21th and 26th of October.