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.

%

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

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

Since 2010, the initiative for coffee&climate (c&c) implements its vision to enable coffee farmers worldwide to adapt to climate change. See how innovation in working with cover crops colors up Honduras: coffee&climate agronomist Karina Orellana is holding...

Els in the Field

“Can we have both of them in the shot for the interview?” I asked Els while setting up the camera, nodding to the change agent couples sitting a few meters away from us. They were waiting to be interviewed by Els Lecoutere, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of...

Brazil: An Emotional Journey

HRNS is an exclusive implementing partner for International Coffee Partners (ICP), so sometimes we in headquarters, get the opportunity to travel to origin to visit with farmers, partners, and all the key players of the region. When the chance arose to travel to...

The sweet taste of honey at the foots of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Our program Coffee Kids aims to empower young coffee farmers to create thriving businesses. This it how they do it in Tanzania: Proud and with a smile, 27-year old Jehovaness is holding up an Arabica seedling from her own nursery. Her business plan is written on...

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.

Facebook

Facebook Posts

4 days ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

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! ☕️🍹
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

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. 😀💪
... See MoreSee Less

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. 😀💪

Comment on Facebook

HRNS,do Extensiosts recieves facilitation during FFs shedule trainings?

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

Over the past two years now, Els Lecoutere, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Development Policy - Development Studies , has been researching and studying the Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) Gender Household Approach and its effects in coffee growing communities in Uganda and Tanzania. This time we were allowed to follow her and tape her research. Among other findings, Els found out that higher cooperation between the husband and the wife leads to higher income, transparency and an overall increased well being of the household. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

change agent . training is more useful to implement equal resource utilization

1 month ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

Coffee remains one of the most important agricultural products in Ethiopia. Within the project Coffee Alliances for Ethiopia (CAFE) in the Amhara region we have established nine coffee cooperatives and the first and only coffee specific union in the region. We have been meeting with their leaders in the field to discuss progress and further project requirements to increase job creation and farmer families income.
Learn more about the project: www.hrnstiftung.org/project/cafe-project/
The project is funded together with Austrian Development Agency Löfbergs Lavazza
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Coffee for health and wealth.

1 month ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

We had the chance to connect italian Barista Francesco Sanapo with coffee producers in the projects, we implement for International Coffee Partners in Uganda🇺🇬. While working on his documentary about gender in coffee, he got a chance to explore coffee quality with the farmers at a local Producer Organization. ... See MoreSee Less

We had the chance to connect italian Barista Francesco Sanapo with coffee producers in the projects, we implement for International Coffee Partners in Uganda🇺🇬. While working on his documentary about gender in coffee, he got a chance to explore coffee quality with the farmers at a local Producer Organization.Image attachment

Travel with us to Uganda and visit Bosco in the field. He participated in our Kaweri Youth Project. See how that impacted his life. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

We attended a Farmer Field School activity on Pest and Disease that was organized by one of our Field Officers. The subject was delivered by the Field Assistant, Waris, in green shirt, in Sumber Jaya village.

The activity was held in the house of one of the coffee farmers we’re working with. It is a traditional stilt house that is built to protect the family from animals like wild boar, which is one of the common pests of coffee farming in Sumatera.

The host, Sutrisno served coffee for all of us that he planted, harvested in his farm, roasted and ground at home with finger food, whose ingredients are also taken from his household farm. During the discussion he said, “some farmers built electric fence wire around the farm to keep wild animals away, but over time, they found a way to break in and create serious damage in the farm”.

This project is supported by Smucker's and International Coffee Partners.

Please visit our website to know more about our activities all around the world hrnstiftung.org #hrns #sumatera #indonesia #jmsmuckers #icp
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Success for HNS and the coffee farmers in Liwa 🙏

Interesting.

I like this picture ❤️, Ada ceret dan segelas kopinya di Gb. No 2😁