Café con Historia recognizes the incredible work of coffee farming families taking part in our projects around the world!  María López, from Corquín, Honduras shares her story behind the coffee produced for the 4th Edition of Café con Historia! 

This coffee promotes Gender Equality, a core component of our vision for the future. 

Café con Historia reconoce el trabajo increíble de familias caficultoras que forman parte de nuestros proyectos globales. María López, de Corquín, Honduras, comparte su historia detrás del café producido para la 4ta Edición de Café con Historia. 

Este café promueve la inclusión de género, un componente central de nuestra visión para el futuro. 

COVID-19: How HRNS informs coffee communities and remains committed during this crisis

At Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) we feel a strong responsibility in the current COVID-19 pandemic for both our beneficiaries and our staff. Smallholder coffee farmer families are specifically vulnerable in this situation. They lack access to information,...

A Letter from Ethiopia

Turuwark Zalalam Warkineh is Assistant Professor in the department of Adult Education and Community Development at the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences in Bahir Dar University (BDU), Ethiopia. She underwent a field study in the CAFE-project, HRNS...

Café con Historia: López Urrea Family

Café con Historia recognizes the incredible work of coffee farming families taking part in our projects around the world!  María López, from Corquín, Honduras shares her story behind the coffee produced for the 4th Edition of Café con Historia!  This coffee promotes...

An innovative young farmer with a passion for improving coffee cultivation

Radiating with determination and confidence, 28-year old coffee farmer Pak Eka Feri Anggrianwan, or ‘Pak Feri’ as he is generally known by his peers, carefully feels the surface of the harvested coffee cherries drying in the solar drier he constructed just one month...

The Fallacies of “Youth”: Finding New Solutions for Young People in Coffee Growing Communities – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

This Blogpost was originally published in SCA 25  The youngest generation is now the largest generation on earth, but the average age of coffee farmers continues to increase. JOANNA FURGIUELE asks: Do we really understand why young people are leaving coffee, or are we...

HRNS Uganda partners with Impact Atlas to pioneer real-time tracking of farmer training

In Uganda, it’s estimated that over 10 million people depend on coffee for their livelihood, but here, productivity and coffee yields are among the lowest in the world. For 12 years, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) has implemented projects that train smallholder...

Wake up and smell the fries!

Grace Mbise and her husband are preparing their farm in west Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. But today, they are not working in their coffee fields. Grace grows both potatoes and coffee. “The cost of production for coffee and potatoes are almost the same”, she says. “But...

How Stella Got Her Life Back On Track

If you look beyond Stella’s frail physique you will see an abundance of infinite strength and determination in her eyes... In the year 2007, life struck Stella a devastating blow with the loss of her husband who was the family's main bread winner. In spite of the...

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...