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).

Muddy Boots: Latest From Our Blog

An engaging knowledge sharing joint field visit

“My coffee farm is now performing much better and my family members come to see what they can do to improve their yields,” Stella Nakaggawa proclaimed as she motioned everyone to weave further into the maze of coffee branches. Her farm is exemplary in Luwero District...

Not the ordinary camping trip

This summer, I had the privilege to join Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) during Coffee Camp in Copán, Honduras. Coffee Camp is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by HRNS, which brings together local institutions and the coffee community. The aim is to guide youth in...

To Adapt to Climate Change, Coffee Farmers Need Bold Allies

The saw makes a grinding sound as Albert, a young Ugandan agronomist, maneuvers it back and forth slowly, cutting through the trunk of the coffee tree. His colleague Ambrose stands next to him, bracing the tree and readying himself to carefully lower it to the ground...

From Italy to Guatemala, Lavazza visits Chiquimula

Since 2010, the initiative for coffee&climate (c&c) implements its vision to enable coffee farmers worldwide to adapt to climate change. See what our partners from Lavazza experienced when visiting the project region in Trifinio. “I became more and more...

The Coffee Sector is Programming with Grandpa and Gambles with Its Future

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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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