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 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

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...

Hands-On in Tanzania

Hands-On in Tanzania Figures Improving The Lives of Young Coffee Farmers Abel Gabriel Bisibanas is writing and writing and writing. Most of the time it's of accounting figures written by his pencil. “It’s good that I am writing a lot”, he laughs. “More figures usually...

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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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.
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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!

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Ae sim mano parabéns

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Parabéns mano esse seu trabalho é inspirador.

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

Vamos torcer Lucas!!!

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Implementing the Initiative for coffee&climate means that we want to support adapting to unpredictable and adverse weather conditions in coffee production. The c&c toolbox is our open online platform with more than 25 adaptation and mitigation practices -> toolbox.coffeeandclimate.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

Upcycling and supporting young coffee farmers: The Coffee Jacket supports our program Coffee Kids with some percentages of proceeds. ... See MoreSee Less

Upcycling and supporting young coffee farmers: The Coffee Jacket supports our program Coffee Kids with some percentages of proceeds.

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During #NationalCoffeeDay and #InternationalCoffeeDay our program Coffee Kids got amazing support from so many partners! Thank you! Keep it up. #thefutureofcoffee

InterAmerican Coffee, Banana Dang, Blank Slate Coffee + Kitchen, Café Victoria Dallas, Coffee Roboto, Flying M Coffee Nampa, Flying M Coffee Caldwell, Flying M Coffee Boise, Ogawa Coffee USA, The Coffee Jacket, Travel Pioneers, Rothfos Corporation, and Vigilante Coffee Co.
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During #NationalCoffeeDay and #InternationalCoffeeDay our program Coffee Kids got amazing support from so many partners! Thank you! Keep it up. #thefutureofcoffee

InterAmerican Coffee, Banana Dang, Blank Slate Coffee + Kitchen, Café Victoria Dallas, Coffee Roboto, Flying M Coffee Nampa, Flying M Coffee Caldwell, Flying M Coffee Boise, Ogawa Coffee USA, The Coffee Jacket, Travel Pioneers, Rothfos Corporation, and Vigilante Coffee Co.

It is International Coffee Day and we highlight how Smucker's enables us to work with coffee farmers in Indonesia to create a better tomorrow. #ICD2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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27 year old Patrick (left) lived with little income in the Ugandan Capital Kampala 🇺🇬️. His friends from a Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung supported Youth Farmer Field School Group inspired him to move back to his hometown Mityana where he bought a coffee farm. Now they support each other to master Good Agricultural Practices and see continuous improvements in yields and quality on their farms. 👏👏 With thanks to Jacobs Foundation ... See MoreSee Less

27 year old Patrick (left) lived with little income in the Ugandan Capital Kampala 🇺🇬️. His friends from a Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung supported Youth Farmer Field School Group inspired him to move back to his hometown Mityana where he bought a coffee farm. Now they support each other to master Good Agricultural Practices and see continuous improvements in yields and quality on their farms. 👏👏 With thanks to Jacobs FoundationImage attachment

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Recently our field technicians in Honduras planted two new coffee varieties (Parainema & Centroamericanco H1) on demo plots of different cooperatives. At the same time, new sustainable production methods are being developed and tested.

In partnership with the World Coffee Research as a consortium member of the Feed the Future Alliance for Resilient Coffee (ARC) we will analyze the outcomes of the different varieties and the applied climate-smart agriculture practices.

In cooperation with Cocafelol, Cocaerol, Capucas Coffee, Uniocafe Ocotepeque and Aruco
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HRNS do Brasil participated in the exchange with technicians of fairtrade organization organized by CLAC The guest from México, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia learned about adaptation and mitigation options and participatory methodology of Rural Extension and Technical Assistance.👏🤝 CLAC Comercio Justo Brfair - Associação das Organizações de Produtores Fairtrade do Brasil
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HRNS do Brasil participated in the exchange with technicians of fairtrade organization organized by CLAC The guest from México, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia learned about adaptation and mitigation options and participatory methodology of Rural Extension and Technical Assistance.👏🤝 CLAC Comercio Justo Brfair - Associação das Organizações de Produtores Fairtrade do Brasil
http://brasil.hrnstiftung.org/blog/hrns-brasil/troca-da-experiencia-entre-a-hanns-r-neumann-stiftung-do-brasil-e-organizacoes-fairtrade-de-latino-america/Image attachment

 

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Felicidades por sus eventos y organización

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A young generation of inspired and powerful smallholder coffee farmers is on the rise. But too many do not see a perspective in coffee farming. Micro Roasters can ensure that their future coffee will grow and tells a story about the origin.
Meet Johannes from Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung at FKS-Tapahtumat Oy Pienpaahtimomessut - Micro Roastery Fair in Tampere, Finland Sept 17-18 to explore our youth work and how you can support our program Coffee Kids to empower young farmers.
www.coffeekids.org
Holmen Coffee Lehmus Roastery Paahtimo Papu Inka paahtimo Pirkanmaan Paahtimo Cafetoria roastery Roger's Coffee Kaffa Roastery Wemmi-markkinat Kahvinpaahtimo Kaffiino Oy InterAmerican Coffee Europe
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A young generation of inspired and powerful smallholder coffee farmers is on the rise. But too many do not see a perspective in coffee farming. Micro Roasters can ensure that their future coffee will grow and tells a story about the origin.
Meet Johannes from Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung at FKS-Tapahtumat Oy Pienpaahtimomessut - Micro Roastery Fair in Tampere, Finland Sept 17-18 to explore our youth work and how you can support our program Coffee Kids to empower young farmers.
www.coffeekids.org
Holmen Coffee Lehmus Roastery Paahtimo Papu Inka paahtimo Pirkanmaan Paahtimo Cafetoria roastery Rogers Coffee Kaffa Roastery Wemmi-markkinat Kahvinpaahtimo Kaffiino Oy InterAmerican Coffee Europe