NORTH AMERICA

OUTREACH, NETWORKING, COFFEE CULTURE

A Growing Market for Innovation in Coffee

The office in North America is a strategic outreach office that serves as a base for our public and private partners in the US and Canada.

The office was established in 2010 and addresses topics relevant to the North American coffee sector, public and multilateral donors as well as foundation’s and NGO’s. Our priority areas of focus include adaptation to climate change, inclusion of women, rural youth empowerment, and building trasparent farmer organizations.

An exciting change happened at HRNS North America in 2015: we started running Coffee Kids as a 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

Director of Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives