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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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...

Coffee Pulp Soda?!

An accustomed Wednesday morning in San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango, Guatemala always starts with a traditional breakfast of eggs, black beans and plantains, and an early visit to the local market to get fresh food for the day. Today was different. The busiest street...

Café Con Historia: Leveron Family, Ocotepeque, Honduras

The Leveron family lives on a small coffee farm in Ocotepeque, Honduras, part of the Trifinio region in Central America, the tri-border area of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. In the Trifinio, the main agricultural activity is coffee farming. For Kevin, Olvin,...

Climate Smart Innovation in Tanzania

Since 2010, the initiative for coffee&climate (c&c) implements its vision to enable coffee farmers worldwide to adapt to climate change. See how this resulted in climate-smart innovation in Usa River, Tanzania. Ubunifu is the Swahili word for creativity. And...

Sunflowers as Climate-Smart Agricultural Practice

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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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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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Rebecca Ott from Smucker's highlighted during the Rainforest Alliance Sustainablility Summit how collaboration helps to turn a difficult project start into a long-term impactful project. Facing challenges in a first time on the ground project in Indonesia, from working in remote locations, having difficulties reaching target number of women farmers, and long standing agricultural practices that people did want to change. Great to hear how Rebecca sees the right partner in Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung to be able to build the trust and rapport with the community, and finally get to the positive impact they hoped for over the five year project period. Reaching over 30% female farmers included in the program, using demo plots and key farmers to increase adoption rates of best agricultural practices.

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Rebecca Ott from Smuckers highlighted during the Rainforest Alliance Sustainablility Summit how  collaboration helps to turn a difficult project start into a long-term impactful project. Facing challenges in a first time on the ground project in Indonesia, from working in remote locations, having difficulties reaching target number of women farmers, and long standing agricultural practices that people did want to change. Great to hear how Rebecca sees the right partner in Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung to be able to build the trust and rapport with the community, and finally get to the positive impact they hoped for over the five year project period. Reaching over 30% female farmers included in the program, using demo plots and key farmers to increase adoption rates of best agricultural practices.

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TEAM UP. Together with Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung - DSW, Siemens Stiftung and Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) we implement an innovative approach to development cooperation in East Africa with a pilot in Uganda. As a team, we work on economic, social, sanitary, pedagogical and infrastructural components. 50.000 rural youths aged 15 to 30 years in Mityana district. Never been there? In this short movie, we bring you there.
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As implementing partner of International Coffee Partners (ICP) we are working closely with coffee farming families, such as with the family of Richard and Viola from Uganda. Since they work together with the ICP project, they achieved higher incomes by accessing new markets and applying agriculture practices they had learned. This has not only led to higher yields, but also improved their living standard and secured the education for their children.

We are happy to see the impact of our work and how coffee farming families are enhancing their livelihoods and becoming a posperous farming household.
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Coffee Pulp Soda?!
Youth from our project in Huehuetenango, Guatemala proudly presented various new drinks they created using coffee pulp and coffee at the first Specialty Coffee Festival of the region. Several visitors from neighboring villages enjoyed a wonderful afternoon trying coffee pulp soda and cocktails, spicy lattes, coffee-oatmeal ice creams and slushy’s!

Who would have ever thought that those youth who told us one year ago they’re not interested in coffee at all, would become so excited and motivated to try out new opportunities around coffee! ☕️🍹
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Last year, we had the chance to collaborate with you and some of the project's youths. We had a great time sharing knowledge and experiences that went beyond coffee, the kind that enrichens life. I feel both happy and proud of these guys!

Lo genial de las buenas ideas es que ¡se contagian! Felicidades por la iniciativa y la excelente calidad del café y cáscara, Alejandro Herrera.

el cold brew de cáscara impresionante!!!!! mandenme !!!!!

Ready for Specialty Coffee Association Expo in Boston? We are! Come and join us on one of the events we are participating in with SAFE Platform Inter-American Development Bank Keurig Dr Pepper Rainforest Alliance Hivos Conservation International Global Coffee Platform
And do not forgot to visit us at Booth Q to get involved. 😀💪
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Ready for Specialty Coffee Association Expo in Boston? We are! Come and join us on one of the events we are participating in with SAFE Platform Inter-American Development Bank Keurig Dr Pepper Rainforest Alliance Hivos Conservation International Global Coffee Platform
And do not forgot to visit us at Booth Q to get involved. 😀💪

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HRNS,do Extensiosts recieves facilitation during FFs shedule trainings?

We HRNS uganda do wish you greatful deliberations during the expo.