Another Strategic Advantage

In addition to the HRNS office in Hamburg, the office in North America is the only regional office that does not implement projects, but rather serves as a base close to many donors and partners.

Since its establishment in 2010, 11 projects have been launched that benefit over 10,000 smallholder farming families. We address all topics relevant and important to the North American coffee and cocoa sectors, public and multilateral donors, and the foundation/NGO sector. Priorities cover a broad spectrum of topics, from adaptation to climate change, responsible sourcing and sustainable supply chains to rural youth empowerment.

An exciting change happened at HRNS North America in 2015: we started running Coffee Kids as an independent program within HRNS. Coffee Kids collaborates with the next generation of coffee farmers to realize their full potential as part of the global coffee community. By providing training, mentoring and financial support, the program allows young coffee farmers to discover solutions to the many challenges they face in the changing coffee world.

We will continue to develop innovative solutions to private sector demands for responsible and sustainable supply chains, to the benefit of both producers and their families and their commercial partners.

Joanna Furgiuele