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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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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Vilma from Honduras knows why youth are the future for the coffee industry. Being a young woman, she received trainings gained confidence and speaks about challenges and ways forward. This couldn't be possible without the project support by TFO Canada , Tim Hortons, Canada’s Foreign Policy—Global Affairs Canada, and Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung. Find out more about the project: www.hrnstiftung.org/project/generations/ ... See MoreSee Less

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

Thank you to everyone who made Coffee Camp such a success! The Next Generation of Coffee!

Muchas gracias a todos los que ayudaron a que Coffee Camp fuera un éxito! La Nueva Generación Cafetalera!
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Day 3 Coffee Camp! We don't want it to end!
How great is it to see youth, passionate and driven to learn more about the different opportunities the world of coffee offers?

Día 3 Coffee Camp! No queremos que acabe! Que increíble es ver a jóvenes apasionados y motivados por descubrir las oportunidades que ofrece el mundo del café!

#coffeecamp2019

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Day 3 Coffee Camp! We dont want it to end! 
How great is it to see youth, passionate and driven to learn more about the different opportunities the world of coffee offers?

Día 3 Coffee Camp! No queremos que acabe! Que increíble es ver a jóvenes apasionados y motivados por descubrir las oportunidades que ofrece el mundo del café! 

#coffeecamp2019 

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Coffee Camp Day 2!
The Learning Journey continues!
10 Learning Stations - Coffee Shop Visits - Workshops - Networking

Día 2 Coffee Camp!
El viaje de aprendizaje continúa!
10 estaciones - Visitas a Coffee Shops - Talleres - Intercambio de Experiencias

#coffeecamp2019

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Coffee Camp Day 1!
Youth participate in 10 Learning Stations led by mentors from the industry to explore and understand the coffee value chain! Cupping, Specialty Coffee Processing, Climate Pioneers and more! Follow our journey!

Día 1 Coffee Camp!
Los jóvenes participan en 10 estaciones diferentes lideradas por grandes mentores en la industria para la exploración de oportunidades que brinda la cadena de valor del café! Catación, Cafés de Especialidad, Pioneros Climáticos y más! Sigue Nuestra Aventura!

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As a participant of our project, Kenia from Honduras tells us about the importance of farmer organizations and cooperatives. Also, how and why the aspect of gender equality in the producer area improved. This project is made possible by TFO Canada, Tim Hortons, Canada’s International Trade - Global Affairs Canada, and Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung. ... See MoreSee Less

Estamos a 1 semana del 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!
Te esperamos!

#coffeecamp2019

Para más información contactar a:

Verena Fischersworring
verena.fischersworring@hrnstiftung.org

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Instituto Hondureño del Café IDB Lab World Vision Honduras Fundación ETEA UNAH - CUROC
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Estamos a 1 semana del 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! 
Te esperamos! 

#coffeecamp2019

Para más información contactar a: 

Verena Fischersworring
verena.fischersworring@hrnstiftung.org

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