GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, EL SALVADOR
A Major Player in Coffee
Located in the tri-border area of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, the Trifinio region is a key coffee growing area, supporting more than 18,000 local families and accounting for 70% of family earnings. A biodiversity hotspot, the region also contains the headwaters of the three largest rivers in Central America.
For nearly a decade HRNS has been working in Trifinio.
Projecting the local watershed: HRNS is a key partner in implementing the Trifinio Plan, an innovative trans-national effort in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to protect the local watershed.
Supporting a shared commitment to protecting the natural environment: Well-designed coffee farms can actually protect the rainforest, smoothing the transition between agricultural areas and biologically sensitive areas while also promoting higher family incomes.
Promoting new coffee varietals and improved agricultural practices: Working to increase productivity and income for more than 4,000 farmers without the need for additional land or effort.
In the Trifinio region HRNS partners with the Mesa de Café Trinacional (MCT), a voluntary multi-stakeholder platform which implements a horizontal organizational structure, representing all participants in the coffee value chain, giving everyone an equal voice.
Supported by the Comision Trinacional del Plan Trifinio, local farmer organizations, national coffee institutes from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, as well as nonprofits and local exporters, the MCT facilitates cross-sector dialogue, increasing knowledge sharing and aligning efforts and resources in the region.
Projects in Central America are implemented by Fundación Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung.
Some Facts About Central America
Social Return on Investment
USD-benefits for each Dollar invested (External evaluation 2018)
Bags of Coffee Sold via Farmer Organizations
In Honduras and Guatemala as part of Tim Hortons and ICP projects.
Of Farmers Apply Good Farm Management Practices
According to ICP Report 2018
Average Farm Size
in ha, June 2018