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Academic research in our projects, stories from the field work, editorials on the coffee sector and personal stories from our staff. Our blog is providing a wide range of stories and a deep insight into our work.

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...

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Conference: The Future of Coffee Cultivation

Shaping the future of coffee cultivation is not only a question of marketing for the coffee value chain. A whole generation of rural youth in coffee producing regions is depending on that. That's why we are happy that our Managing Director Michael Opitz is...

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A Scientifically Sound Gender Approach

A randomised control trial: Balancing scientific rigour, feasibility and program objectives In this guest Blog, Els Lecoutere from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, describes how she assessed the impact of improving intrahousehold decision-making on the efficiency...

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Hands-On in Tanzania

Hands-On in Tanzania Figures Improving The Lives of Young Coffee Farmers Abel Gabriel Bisibanas is writing and writing and writing. Most of the time it's of accounting figures written by his pencil. “It’s good that I am writing a lot”, he laughs. “More figures usually...

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Water Management in Vietnam

This project goes with a slogan “Vietnam to produce more coffee with less water” and aims to ensure equitable and sufficient water availability in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and to significantly save water through improved irrigation management in the coffee...

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From Crop To Cup In Tanzania Part II

Together with our partners Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung is working with young coffee farmers around the world. Coffee is a great and popular drink and we do not only support young coffee farmers' future, we are also ensuring young coffee drinkers like Vanessa...

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From Crop To Cup In Tanzania Part I

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung is bringing generations together. We are not only supporting in the projects with our partners the social and economic integration of the youth in coffee growing regions. Young coffee drinker Vanessa Sielmann joined our HRNS-Team in Tanzania...

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Tackling Deforestation in Indonesia

In partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society and together with leading global and domestic coffee companies, NGOs, local farmer groups and local government representatives, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung formally signed an agreement declaring our willingness to...

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How to strive in the coffee farming business?

Meeting Tanzania’s Southern Highlands smallholder coffee farmers Located in the East African Rift in Southern Tanzania, Mbeya city and its sprawling suburbs cover a hilly valley between gigantic mountain ranges. The city serves as a regional hub due to its...

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Coffee and Deforestation

About one third of the world's land, more than four billion hectares, is forests. Every year, this area decreases by an average of 13 million hectares which corresponds to around 35 football fields per minute. The largest losses are observed in Africa and South...

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There’s No Shortcut To Sustainable Coffee

I find myself presenting the Neumann Foundation’s long-term sustainability approach to the coffee industry on a regular basis. I want to get companies more involved and develop a better understanding of what is needed in the field. In my conversations, I...

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