Our Results

“I am coming to the farms and they are smiling at me. To achieve that is my motivation. We can see that we really gave something to them” – Hermann an HRNS staff member from Africa. To Hermann, the best sign for the success of his work: the smiles of farmers. However, we also have good and proven figures about what we are doing and achieve.

  • Africa 50% 50%
  • Asia 32% 32%
  • Central America 9% 9%
  • South America 9% 9%


Social Return on Investment

USD benefits to farmers for each USD invested in HRNS projects in Trifinio (External evaluation 2018)

Distribution of Beneficiaries​

Share of farming households in our projects by region.

Improvement in Coffee Quality

Percentage of coffee farmers reporting improved coffee quality due to project in Brazil and Trifinio​.

  • Central America 98% 98%
  • Brazil 94% 94%


Desire of Youth To Continue Farming

Percentage of youth that want to continue farming after participating in our project.

Livelihoods Improved

Percentage of farmers in Brazil and Trifinio saying that their families’ livelihood has improved due to our project.

Individuals Attending HRNS Trainings​

Total in 2018

The Background of The Data


Ownership of the people concerned. Promoting entrepreneurship. Empowerment as key to success. Encouraging effective self-help.

Measuring Our Impacts

Being deeply rooted in the farmer communities and having close links to farmer families enables us to build up a strong and reliable M&E-System.


Figures are one thing, real impact we see in the stories of the farmers we work with; or as our collegue Hermann from the Ivory Coast says, “the best sign for the success of our work are the smiles of farmers. We can see that the work of HRNS gave something to them.”.

Nalubow Ruth: A Young Woman Changing Her Community

Ruth found a way of sustaining herself in agriculture and as a business women, realizing her entrepreneurial skills. Today, she is a role model in her community in western Uganda.

Ending Invisibility of Women On Colombian Coffee Farms

Without women there would be no coffee. All too often we forget their role in coffee production. They are present in almost 100% of the farms and active in the different production processes. But their participation in decision-making, in participation in training processes, in access to financial resources and management of revenue it is low. That is not different in Colombia.

Seeing Opportunities Ahead and Becoming A Coffee Entrepreneur: Osman Tells His Story

Being the son of coffee farmers in Honduras, Osman was thinking to migrate to the US. He didn’t see a future in farming as his parents were facing constant challenges to feed the family. The project “Generations” changed his attitude and life.