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.

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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 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

Investing in Youth in Coffee Growing Communities

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS), SAFE and the Sustainable Food Lab conducted a review of current programs and practices to support youth in coffee growing communities in Latin America. From the executive summary: "The issue of sustainability in the coffee sector has...

Resolutions for Myself, and for the Coffee Sustainability Sector

I’ve always been a fan of New Year’s resolutions. They’re a great way to reflect, learn, and get a little bit closer to the person I want to be.This year, I’m thinking even more about my resolutions because it’s not just the calendar that’s changing, it’s...

Colombia, Coffee & The Next Generation

When one thinks of coffee they usually are not thinking about its origins and how it got to their cup. However, if you ask them where they think their cup of coffee came from, you’ll get an overwhelming response, Colombia! A country rich in tradition, a tradition deep...

Announcing winners: 5th Annual Força Café Coffee Championship 2018

The 5th Annual Força Café Coffee Championship 2018 has winning coffees. They are from the Matas de Minas region, which won both categories: Natural coffee, with the lot of Mr. Elieser Carmelito da Silva (86.75 points) and Peeled cherry coffee, with the Deivison...

Appreciating Family Farmers Work in Brazil: Força Café Coffee Championship

Best ideas often come unexpected. And that is what happened in late 2012 to HRNS do Brasil Technical Director, Max Ochoa, during a meeting with the exporter Stockler Comercial e Exportadora Ltda. “We discussed about challenges of family farmers access to the market...

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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3 days ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

At the end of 2018, HRNS Indonesia organized a team-building event and welcome a new communication officer to the family in Krui, Lampung province on Sumatera island. Team HRNS Indonesia had very productive 2018 and is looking forward to working with more farmers in both JDE and JMS-ICP projects in Sumatera in 2019. Please visit our website to know more about our activities all around the world www.hrnstiftung.org/indonesia/
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At the end of 2018, HRNS Indonesia organized a team-building event and welcome a new communication officer to the family in Krui, Lampung province on Sumatera island. Team HRNS Indonesia had very productive 2018 and is looking forward to working with more farmers in both JDE and JMS-ICP projects in Sumatera in 2019. Please visit our website to know more about our activities all around the world https://www.hrnstiftung.org/indonesia/
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Hope you and HRNS team a great success in 2019, Reiza 🙋

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Thanks for taking us back to your trip to Tanzania, Andrew Marinkovich.
You shared amazing moments. Looking forward to more experiences.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shared his most impressive moments from the trip.

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Amazing

Want to go back! Beautiful people!

Fabulous. Thank you for sharing!

Wow! It's December 31st 2018. A fantastic and exciting year comes to an end and we are looking forward to work with each and everyone of you around the world to make 2019 even more exciting and successful on our pathway to enable coffee farmers to achieve deserved prosperity!
Acting for the global HRNS-Team, our colleagues from Tanzania send you some energy for 2019!
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Wow! Its December 31st 2018. A fantastic and exciting year comes to an end and we are looking forward to work with each and everyone of you around the world to make 2019 even more exciting and successful on our pathway to enable coffee farmers to achieve deserved prosperity!
Acting for the global HRNS-Team, our colleagues from Tanzania send you some energy for 2019!

3 weeks ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

Travel time comes with so many variables as we try to get to our rural destinations in the Arumeru District of Northern Tanzania. We are no bother to the cattle and they have no problem finishing their business before letting us pass. Tanzania is full of reminders that slowing down is never a bad thing as we try and get through the day.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work; www.andrewmarinkovich.com
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Travel time comes with so many variables as we try to get to our rural destinations in the Arumeru District of Northern Tanzania. We are no bother to the cattle and they have no problem finishing their business before letting us pass. Tanzania is full of reminders that slowing down is never a bad thing as we try and get through the day.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work; www.andrewmarinkovich.com

Bibi (grandma) sat and watch us make a fuss with our work. She had a look on her face that said I know the answers to the questions you seek.

A lifetime of lessons wrapped up in a smile.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com
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Bibi (grandma) sat and watch us make a fuss with our work. She had a look on her face that said I know the answers to the questions you seek. 

A lifetime of lessons wrapped up in a smile.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com

4 weeks ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

This young girl carried a bucket of water half her size on her head at least half a kilometer. I watched her pour the bucket in the family’s larger water collection barrels and then she immediately took off for a bit of fun. A well deserved bit of play and reminder of the high social pressure on so many children in Africa.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com
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This young girl carried a bucket of water half her size on her head  at least half a kilometer. I watched her pour the bucket in the family’s larger water collection barrels and then she immediately took off for a bit of fun. A well deserved bit of play and reminder of the high social pressure on so many children in Africa.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com

Merry Christmas from Tanzania!

This chairman of the local coffee cooperative Laiton Kyomo had the spoils of the recent harvest under lock and key. He was so proud to show us the success of the harvest that capturing him with his beans was the natural backdrop.
This image in color was not a favorite, due to lighting and the pink shirt the subject was wearing, but once I started trying out some black and white treatments it transformed into a totally different image.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about the work of Andrew: www.andrewmarinkovich.com
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Merry Christmas from Tanzania!

This chairman of the local coffee cooperative Laiton Kyomo had the spoils of the recent harvest under lock and key. He was so proud to show us the success of the harvest that capturing him with his beans was the natural backdrop. 
This image in color was not a favorite, due to lighting and the pink shirt the subject was wearing, but once I started trying out some black and white treatments it transformed into a totally different image.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about the work of Andrew: www.andrewmarinkovich.com

 

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Happy Christmas from Cameroon. Send some of the contain of those bags this way.

4 weeks ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

This young woman Edness M Shao was not interested in being photographed when we arrived Mwika in Northern Tanzania to watch her and the neighbors planting a field of maize. It took about 30 minutes, but by the end of the time we were all having fun and I even got her to play a game of balance as many cabbages on her head as she can. We didn’t make it past two.
It’s not always easy to be in front of the camera and most people would rather be doing anything else. Even with my language barriers I try to make a connection with the people whose story I’m trying to tell. If we can make it fun it’s a win for everyone. Mission accomplished with this young lady. As she walked away taking these cabbages to market she was all smiles.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com
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This young woman Edness M Shao was not interested in being photographed when we arrived Mwika in Northern Tanzania to watch her and the neighbors planting a field of maize. It took about 30 minutes, but by the end of the time we were all having fun and I even got her to play a game of balance as many cabbages on her head as she can. We didn’t make it past two. 
It’s not always easy to be in front of the camera and most people would rather be doing anything else. Even with my language barriers I try to make a connection with the people whose story I’m trying to tell. If we can make it fun it’s a win for everyone. Mission accomplished with this young lady. As she walked away taking these cabbages to market she was all smiles.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com

Can your barista say they are serving you a cup of beans that they grew and roasted themselves from the farm that is just 10 meters away?
Not sure any shop can match a freshly brewed cup of beans prepared by the very farmer that grew them. Fresh milk courtesy of the cow around the corner.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com
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Can your barista say they are serving you a cup of beans that they grew and roasted themselves from the farm that is just 10 meters away?
Not sure any shop can match a freshly brewed cup of beans prepared by the very farmer that grew them. Fresh milk courtesy of the cow around the corner.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com

Heading over to meet with a Coffee Kids group on the slopes of Kilimanjaro was a last minute switch in our schedule, but the timing couldn’t have worked out better. The clouds parted as we were on our way down the slopes and around a curve we were given a stunningly clear view of Kili in all it’s glory as the sun was quickly racing to the horizon. Clear views of Kilimanjaro can be rare and then to be doing some work with a group in view of the mountain made it even more special.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com
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Heading over to meet with a Coffee Kids group on the slopes of Kilimanjaro was a last minute switch in our schedule, but the timing couldn’t have worked out better. The clouds parted as we were on our way down the slopes and around a curve we were given a stunningly clear view of Kili in all it’s glory as the sun was quickly racing to the horizon. Clear views of Kilimanjaro can be rare and then to be doing some work with a group in view of the mountain made it even more special.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com

Transportation is such a huge challenge for Tanzanian’s. It’s always a surprise to see what people are carrying down the road. It’s not like they are carrying these heavy items short distances. They will go kilometers with things that weigh nearly as much as them. And so often with no shoes to top it off! To see young kids doing the work that many adults in developed countries would only do in a workout class, if that, alerts me continually.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com
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Transportation is such a huge challenge for Tanzanian’s. It’s always a surprise to see what people are carrying down the road. It’s not like they are carrying these heavy items short distances. They will go kilometers with things that weigh nearly as much as them. And so often with no shoes to top it off! To see young kids doing the work that many adults in developed countries would only do in a workout class, if that, alerts me continually.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com

1 month ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

The HRNS team has taken me to visit this farm Maangalio in Northern Tanzania in the past, but I had not met the wife of this farmer. We spent time capturing this couple at work in their coffee fields, but as we were finishing and packing up Eliakunda E Kitomary asked if I could get just one more photo of her by this banana tree. She was so proud of the crop of bananas she was growing and wanted to share and show the bounty she was about to be harvesting.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com
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The HRNS team has taken me to visit this farm Maangalio in Northern Tanzania in the past, but I had not met the wife of this farmer. We spent time capturing this couple at work in their coffee fields, but as we were finishing and packing up Eliakunda E Kitomary  asked if I could get just one more photo of her by this banana tree. She was so proud of the crop of bananas she was growing and wanted to share and show the bounty she was about to be harvesting.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com

 

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I keep salivating for the day HRN will touch the lives of coffee farmers in Cameroon. ICP did something in the years 2008

1 month ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

We spend a few hours with some of the families we are photographing Mbaasenyi RPCS in northern Tanzania, and the kids are always curious about what’s happening inside the camera. Sharing images with the kiddos allows me to keep them engaged as we work to get the scenes captured. Work becomes secondary as they curiously watch and wait to catch a peak of the screen on the camera.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com
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We spend a few hours with some of the families we are photographing Mbaasenyi RPCS in northern Tanzania, and the kids are always curious about what’s happening inside the camera. Sharing images with the kiddos allows me to keep them engaged as we work to get the scenes captured. Work becomes secondary as they curiously watch and wait to catch a peak of the screen on the camera.

Andrew Marinkovich is a photographer from the US who recently travelled to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and shares his most impressive moments from the trip.

More about Andrews work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com

1 month ago

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

Hi, my name is Andrew Marinkovich. I am a photographer from the US and will take over the HRNS-facebook channel for the next ten days. I travelled recently to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and will share my most impressive moments from the trip.
Follow me to East Africa and get close and intensive insights in the daily life in coffee farming communities.
More about my work: www.andrewmarinkovich.com/
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Hi, my name is Andrew Marinkovich. I am a photographer from the US and will take over the HRNS-facebook channel for the next ten days. I travelled recently to Tanzania to visit HRNS projects in the coffee farming communities around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mbeya and will share my most impressive moments from the trip.
Follow me to East Africa and get close and intensive insights in the daily life in coffee farming communities.
More about my work: http://www.andrewmarinkovich.com/