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 (Q1/19).

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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At Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) we feel a strong responsibility in the current COVID-19 pandemic for both our beneficiaries and our staff. Smallholder coffee farmer families are specifically vulnerable in this situation. They lack access to information,...

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An innovative young farmer with a passion for improving coffee cultivation

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The Fallacies of “Youth”: Finding New Solutions for Young People in Coffee Growing Communities – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

This Blogpost was originally published in SCA 25  The youngest generation is now the largest generation on earth, but the average age of coffee farmers continues to increase. JOANNA FURGIUELE asks: Do we really understand why young people are leaving coffee, or are we...

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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5 days ago

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Women in coffee producing areas are often left out in decision-making processes and are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. As implementing partner of the Initiative for coffee&climate, we promote gender equality in coffee households and producer communities together with climate change adaptation practices to improve the participation of women throughout the coffee value chain. Learn more about our work in the Trifinio Region of Central America! ... See MoreSee Less

Nós da Fundação Neumann, queremos você e sua família seguros e saudáveis. Como organização estamos adotando várias estratégias para impedir a disseminação do COVID-19 (Coronavirus), proteger a nós mesmos, nossa equipe, as famílias de produtores com quem trabalhamos, bem como nossos parceiros e amigos. Renovamos nosso compromisso de continuar apoiando as comunidades produtoras o máximo possível e de respeitar as medidas de proteção locais. Estamos todos juntos nesta luta e, juntos vamos superar este desafio. Fique seguro e saudável! ... See MoreSee Less

During International Day of Forests - March 21 let's draw attention to the relation between growing coffee demand and deforestation. Amid the COVID-19 crisis we should not forget that forest protection, reforestation and agroforestry need more attention in sustainability programs in the coffee sector.

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Please download and spread our advices on how to stop the spreading of COVID-19. Many of the communities we are working with are vulnerable and need to know. We do our best to stop the virus with any necessary precautionary activity without forgetting the need for our work.

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Please download and spread our advices on how to stop the spreading of COVID-19. Many of the communities we are working with are vulnerable and need to know. We do our best to stop the virus with any necessary precautionary activity without forgetting the need for our work.

#covid19 #coronavirus

¡En HRNS queremos que estés seguro y saludable! Como Organización, estamos haciendo todo lo posible por detener la propagación de COVID-19, protegernos a nosotros mismos, a las familias de caficultores con las que trabajamos, así como a nuestros socios y amigos. Nos comprometemos a seguir apoyando a las comunidades cafetaleras, siendo muy sensibles y manejando todo con medidas de protección. Estamos juntos en esto y estamos seguros de que dominaremos esta situación como equipo. ¡Mantente seguro y saludable! ... See MoreSee Less

At HRNS we want you safe and healthy! As an Organization, we do our best to stop the spreading of COVID-19, protect ourselves, the farmer families we work with as well as our partners and friends. We are committed to continue supporting coffee farming communities as much as possible while being very sensitive about protective measures. We are in this together and we are sure that we will master this situation as a team. Stay safe and healthy! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Our colleagues from TeamUp Uganda 🇺🇬 share a fieldstory for Action 4 Health UgandagandaWhave Solutionsork with Action 4 Health Uganda and Whave Solutions on site gave Agnes and her family broader and quicker access to knowledge that helps to improve their Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)iDeutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung - DSWklung (BMZ) Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung - DSW Siemens Stiftung.Nakaweesi Agnes is TeamUp Uganda's women's day champion this year. She is a wife, a mother, a Youth Farmer Field School (YFFS) facilitator and a change agent in her home.
Agnes and her husband Muwanga Paul have dedicated themselves to training youth on best practices in agronomy, hosting a demonstration plot in Kileku village, Kanyale Parish, Bbanda Sub County and undertaking joint household planning in their home.
Agnes says, “I have managed to change my life, the young peoples’ lives in my community and most importantly my families’ lives through hard work and joint house hold planning alongside my husband”.
Agnes has been trained by the TeamUp staff in Agronomy, Sexual Reproductive Health and gender business planning.

Agnes recalls the training they received as a couple fondly and talks about how identification of the roles and tasks they both carry out within the home showed them how much each contributed to the development of the home. She remarked on how appreciative her husband Paul was of her contribution to the family livelihood.
She says, “After the sessions we had as a couple, we decided to plan together, we divide our work equally and we envision where we want to be in three years’ time”.
Agnes and Paul are an example and a force for change within their community; they have started a small-scale retail shop to boost their daily income in conjunction with their agricultural work. They envision having a good house with Solar that can fully accommodate them and their 3 children, being able to pay fees for their children once they are old enough to go to school and a good TV.

Agnes is a champion for women in her community and a TeamUp women’s day Champion.

TeamUp is a new multi-sectoral approach to development cooperation. It was initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is managed as well as co-financed through the three foundations Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW), Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) and Siemens Stiftung.
TeamUp is implemented by three local organizations, namely: Action 4 Health Uganda (A4HU), Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Uganda (HRNS) and Whave Solutions.
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Our colleagues from TeamUp Uganda 🇺🇬 share a fieldstory for #IWD2020 from Uganda. Joining our work with Action 4 Health Uganda and Whave Solutions on site gave Agnes and her family broader and quicker access to knowledge that helps to improve their livelihood.👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👍

A project in cooperation with Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung - DSW Siemens Stiftung.

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! A time to reflect on what we can each do to help forge a gender equal world.

To learn more about HRNS’ gender household approach which has proved to be a powerful tool in addressing gender imbalances in the coffee sector and improving the social and economic status of coffee growing households, click here: hrnstiftung.org/gender

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Thank you Starbucks and Mercon Group for a wonderful and productive visit to our project areas in Copán and Ocotepeque, Honduras! We truly enjoyed having you! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Today we welcomed our partner Tim Hortons to visit our joint project area in the Trifinio Region! We had a fantastic trip visiting coffee organizations, youth groups and farming families our project supports! ... See MoreSee Less

Timeline PhotosThe youngest generation is now the largest generation on earth, but the average age of coffee farmers continues to increase.

In "The Fallacies of 'Youth': Finding New Solutions for Young People in Coffee Growing Communities," Joanna Furgiuele asks: Do we really understand why young people are leaving coffee, or are we making damaging assumptions that keep us from finding real solutions? 🤔

Read the full article in the digital edition of #25Magazine: bit.ly/31VbOJm

📷: Juan Esteban Londoño Acevedo for Coffee Kids.
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Here in our country , youths are under the family and manage the agronomic practices of the coffee of their families. Hence they use the income equally with the whole family.

Women in coffee producing areas are often left out in decision-making processes and are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. As implementing partner of the initiative for coffee&climate, we promote gender equality in coffee households and producer communities together with climate change adaptation practices to improve the participation of women throughout the coffee value chain! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

Women in coffee producing areas are often left out in decision-making processes and are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. As implementing partner of the Initiative for coffee&climate, we promote gender equality in coffee households and producer communities together with climate change adaptation practices to improve the participation of women throughout the coffee value chain. Learn more about our project in the Trifinio Region of Central America! ... See MoreSee Less