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

Colombian Youth Defining Their Future

The fog was heavy, and the clouds were thick as we wound our way up the dirt road in the early morning on the outskirts of the municipality of Dos Quebradas, Risaralda, Colombia. The ground was soaked from rain the night before, and even though our fingers were...

Climate – Smart Coffee in Uganda

At the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) we believe that adaptation to climate change should not be driven by a long series of bitter experiences of failed harvests. This is why we are part of the Feed the Future Alliance for Resilient Coffee, a...

Kitchen Thoughts on Gender Mainstreaming

Johannes Thoma (26), Executive Management Assistant at implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung recently visited Tanzania to learn more about the Household Gender Approach component of c&c.“I have seen women walking 10 hours to get water! “, I grumbled as I...

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...

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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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

"No, what you are saying is not true. I have good coffee." Watch how smallholder coffee farmers in Central America could improve on the quality of their coffee through International Coffee Partners projects implemented with the support of Lavazza Paulig Franck Delta Cafés Löfbergs Tchibo Joh.Johannson and Neumann Gruppe ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Meet our HRNS climate experts at Sintercafe - International Coffee Week, during November 11-13, in Costa Rica! Stefan Ruge, project manager of USAID - US Agency for International Development Alliance for Resilient Coffee (ARC) and Javier Rivas, ARC Regional Coordinator for Central America, will attend.

In their bags, they will have ready the latest climate research and solutions available to make your coffee value chain resilient to climate change! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover the different tailored services, on farm intervention programs, co - investment opportunities and different partnerships ARC offers!

Email us at: stefan.ruge@hrnstiftung.org or javier.rivas@hrnstiftung.org. We’d love to meet over a cup of coffee!

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Meet our HRNS climate experts at Sintercafe - International Coffee Week, during November 11-13, in Costa Rica! Stefan Ruge, project manager of USAID - US Agency for International Development Alliance for Resilient Coffee (ARC) and Javier Rivas, ARC Regional Coordinator for Central America, will attend. 

In their bags, they will have ready the latest climate research and solutions available to make your coffee value chain resilient to climate change! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover the different tailored services, on farm intervention programs, co - investment opportunities and different partnerships ARC offers! 

Email us at: stefan.ruge@hrnstiftung.org or javier.rivas@hrnstiftung.org. We’d love to meet over a cup of coffee! 

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En alianza con SAFE Platform y Asociación Nacional del Café Guatemala, estamos realizando un taller de formación, también conocido como Train of Trainers, con enfoque en café y clima. Dentro del taller se realizó una gira al Occidente de Honduras para conocer experiencias prácticas en adaptación y mitigación al cambio climático para el cultivo de café. ... See MoreSee Less

En alianza con SAFE Platform y Asociación Nacional del Café Guatemala, estamos realizando un taller de formación, también conocido como Train of Trainers, con enfoque en café y clima. Dentro del taller se realizó una gira al Occidente de Honduras para conocer experiencias prácticas en adaptación y mitigación al cambio climático para el cultivo de café.Image attachmentImage attachment

2 weeks ago

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For the first time, two women coffee farmers won in the categories “Semi - Washed” and “Natural” during the 6th Força Café Coffee Quality Championship in Brazil. Congratulations to Joseane Borges da Silva and Rosangela Moura Alves! Of the 20 awarded smallholder farming families, five were women!

HRNS is thrilled to implement the Força Café program in Minas Gerais, Brazil, which supports family farmers in the region. During the championship, coffee farmers compete for best coffee quality in different categories!
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For the first time, two women coffee farmers won in the categories “Semi - Washed” and “Natural” during the 6th Força Café Coffee Quality Championship in Brazil. Congratulations to Joseane Borges da Silva and Rosangela Moura Alves! Of the 20 awarded smallholder farming families, five were women! 

HRNS is thrilled to implement the Força Café program in Minas Gerais, Brazil, which supports family farmers in the region. During the championship, coffee farmers compete for best coffee quality in different categories!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Muchas felicidades a todos es un honor conocer el estado de minas y a su gente

For the sixth consecutive year, HRNS do Brasil holds the annual Força Café Coffee Quality Championship. 10 jurymembers from Germany, the United States and Brazil cup 64 finalist coffee lots until October 25th.
With the contest, importers and roasters recognize the efforts of the smallholder to produce specialty coffee, while HRNS contributes promoting the coffee of Brazilian family farmers in the world. The event has the support of NKG Stockler and the Fazenda da Lagoa, a NKG farm.
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For the sixth consecutive year, HRNS do Brasil holds the annual Força Café Coffee Quality Championship. 10 jurymembers from Germany, the United States and Brazil cup 64 finalist coffee lots until October 25th.
With the contest, importers and roasters recognize the efforts of the smallholder to produce specialty coffee, while HRNS contributes promoting the coffee of Brazilian family farmers in the world. The event has the support of NKG Stockler and the Fazenda da Lagoa, a NKG farm.Image attachmentImage attachment

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As implementing partner of International Coffee Partners, it's great to see how coffee farmers throughout Central America have become more competitive as they improve their coffee quality!
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Central America, the land bridge connecting North and South America, is home to seven coffee producing countries.

Despite its exclusive geographical features, high production costs, low prices, limited access to coffee markets and climate change adversely impact the sustainable reality of coffee farming families. Using a holistic approach to address these challenges in Central America, HRNS continues to develop and implement tailor made programs and local solutions together with coffee farming families and farmer organizations to promote long term sustainability.

In Central America, we are currently active in Guatemala, Honduras and the Trifinio Region, a UNESCO biosphere located in the trip-border of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Get to know more about our programs: www.hrnstiftung.org
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Central America, the land bridge connecting North and South America, is home to seven coffee producing countries. 

Despite its exclusive geographical features, high production costs, low prices, limited access to coffee markets and climate change adversely impact the sustainable reality of coffee farming families. Using a holistic approach to address these challenges in Central America, HRNS continues to develop and implement tailor made programs and local solutions together with coffee farming families and farmer organizations to promote long term sustainability. 

In Central America, we are currently active in Guatemala, Honduras and the Trifinio Region, a UNESCO biosphere located in the trip-border of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Get to know more about our programs: https://www.hrnstiftung.orgImage attachmentImage attachment

Our HRNS Team in Uganda celebrated International Coffee Day by participating in local celebrations hosted by ACPCU in Kabwohe, Sheema District! This year's theme was "Sustainable Coffee Production through a Cooperative Model and Community Development".

Many stakeholders from the industry attended our stand and engaged with the team about our efforts to strengthen farmer's resilience against climate change and maintain thriving farmer organizations.

Get to know more about our work to support the establishment of cooperatives and grant farmers access to markets, genuine agricultural inputs, finance and other essential services. Visit: www.hrnstiftung.org/uganda
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