The German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) is a German service provider focussing on the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work. For more than 50 years, GIZ is active in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. GIZ works with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Tanzania Program

In Tanzania, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) is implementing a country program supported by a number of public and private partners. The Country Program follows a holistic approach to improve the livelihoods of 25,000 smallholder coffee farmers and their families.


Lying on the Equator, Uganda is the birth place of Robusta coffee. With over 1.5 million coffee producers, it has the second highest number of coffee smallholders in the world, and for the country, coffee leads as the main cash crop and the highest contributor to export earnings. With an average household size of about 7 and including all activities along its value chain, it is estimated that over 10 million people depend on coffee for their livelihood.