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#COVID19: We will handle this together!
We stay close to the young farmers we work with. But we need to steer up our efforts to support them and guide them through this difficult time. We are asking for your help to achieve that. #coronavirus

As we are all grappling with the unfortunate events of #COVID19 we share a video of one #coffee #farmer's experience implementing #Stepwise @HRNStiftung @Olam @IFPRI @IITARWANDA @IITA_CGIAR @CGIARclimate

Young coffee farmers 👨‍🌾 have the power to change the business. Just like Pak Feri from Indonesia🇮🇩: he experimented with different methods in coffee farming 🌱👍, increased quality and doubled his yield within four years. 💪

We at @HRNStiftung are standing side-by-side with smallholder coffee farmer families during #COVID19. They are specifically vulnerable. Dedication and flexibility are now key. Managing Director Michael Opitz describes what HRNS is doing. #coronavirus

Not being able to meet their family’s living needs made Grace Mbise and her husband, from West Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, anxiously look for new alternatives. They found one: POTATOES!

It's International Day of Forests! Let's recognize the importance of protecting #forests and value natural resources in #coffee areas! Only sustainable landscapes can ensure producer livelihoods!

International Day of Forests! Let's draw attention to the relation between growing #coffee demand and #deforestation. We shouldn't forget that #forest #protection #reforestation and #agroforestry need more attention in #sustainability programs in the coffee sector!

At HRNS we want you safe and healthy! In order to stop the spreading of #Covid_19 and protect ourselves, the farmer families we work with as well as our partners and friends, we recommend the following:

Our @AustrianDev business partnership with the @HRNStiftung aims at optimizing the sustainable coffee cultivation of 2.500 smallholder farming families in the #Amhara region. Today we had the chance to exchange with some of the project beneficiaries in #FinuteSelam.


Gender training for TeamUp staff members, #walkingthegendertalk. Living a gender sensitive and inclusive life before enabling the youth to do the same. TeamUp is a partnership between @HRNStiftung @Whave_Solutions @action4hU @dsw_intl @SiemensStiftung @ElliotOrizaarwa


We all do work with women and tell it today on this #WomenDay2020. We share a letter we got from a Assistant Professor from Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia. She did research within our gender work in Ethiopian Coffee Communities.
#EachForEqual #IWD20

The projects we implement for @coffee_partners take gender serious. In Uganda smallholder families life's are changing, after couples participated in our Gender Household Approach. See it for yourself!
#WomensDay2020 #EachForEqual #IWD2020

On #WomensDay2020, we look on HRNS Gender expert Fortunate Paska presenting our Gender Household Approach during @FAO @FAOUganda and @100KIT Webinar "Promoting gender equality through climate-smart agriculture in cocoa and coffee" #IWD2020 #EachforEqual

Happy #IWD2020! A time to reflect on what we can each do to help forge a gender equal world. To learn about HRNS’ approach to address gender imbalances in the coffee sector and improve the livelihoods of coffee growing families click here: #EachForEqual

The Youth Development Project (YDP) shows remarkable results and has changed the lives of young farmers in Central Uganda.

Find out more about a great collaboration with the @HRNStiftung, as well as lessons learned and recommendations for replication.

As implementing partner of the initiative for coffee&climate, we support coffee farming families in Central America to effectively respond and adapt to climate change! Learn about our impact intervention areas in the region!

Es inspirador ver que países cafetaleros como Honduras estén también trabajando por impulsar café de alta calidad y reconocer el rol de mujeres en su caficultura! Sigamos trabajando! 💪😀🌱

Young coffee farmers 👨‍🌾 have the power to change the business. Just like Pak Feri from Indonesia🇮🇩: he experimented with different methods in coffee farming 🌱👍, increased quality and doubled his yield within four years. 💪

Amazing day in Mityana District. I met young coffee farmers, attended a youth field farm school and spent time with a VSLA. On behalf of @OI_Opportunity, thanks you @HRNStiftung for being super hosts! #uganda #coffee #sdg8 #youth

Meet Stella - a silent hero from Luwero, #Uganda with infinite strength and enormous determination. She is part of the projects along the @USAID @FeedtheFuture Alliance for resilient coffee. She dreams of someday owning her own land for her #coffee farm.

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In The News

Lessons learned in Uganda – Jacobs Foundation (March 5, 2020)

Força Café’s Ties to Casa da Criança Are Helping to Grow a Community – Barista Magazine (Dec. 18, 2019)

HRNS Uganda partners with Impact Atlas to pioneer real-time tracking of farmer training (Aug. 20, 2019)

From Awareness to Adaptation: NGOs Release Major Climate Change Guidebook (June 18, 2019)

Climate Smart Coffee in Uganda (May 22, 2019)

Generaciones: un modelo de inclusión sociolaboral de jóvenes para jóvenes en comunidades rurales (Feb. 14, 2019)

Gender Inclusion and Climate Change (Dec. 21, 2018)

Young farmers hold the future of Colombias Coffee Industry (Nov. 18, 2018)

Café de Santa Margarida vence o 5º Concurso Força Café – PT (Nov. 8, 2018)

A learning exchange for improved extension to Uganda coffee farmers (Oct. 15, 2018)

The Future of Coffee Is in Our Hands: A Recap (Oct. 4, 2018)

Celebrating Women in Coffee This International Coffee Day (Oct. 1, 2018)

Sustainable Coffee Conference in El Salvador (Sept. 11, 2018)

InterAmerican Coffee and Non-Profit HRNS Announce Partnership (Aug. 27, 2018)

Brazil’s Fifth Annual Força Café Championship (Aug. 17, 2018)

Colombia and Honduras lead the way in tackling devastating coffee rust disease
(Aug. 8, 2018)

Coffee Kids Seeks to Flip the Script on National Coffee Day on September 29, 2018 (Aug. 8, 2018)

Los jóvenes rurales de Guatemala apuestan por la nueva generación cafetalera (2018)

New Documentary Provides a Profoundly Human Perspective on Gender in Coffee (May 24, 2018)

They studied in Uganda for their thesis (May 20, 2018)

Improving smallholder coffee productivity in Uganda one step at a time (May 15, 2018)

Top coffee producers sign joint pact to protect Indonesian rainforest (Apr. 16, 2018)

More for less: improving groundwater use for increased coffee production in Vietnam (2018)

Four-Year Program Launched to Assist 60,000 Uganda Coffee Farmers (Nov. 15, 2017)

Imperial start-up helps coffee farmers cope with climate change (Sep. 28, 2017)

With National Coffee Day proceeds, Coffee Kids brews opportunities for next-gen growers (Sep. 28, 2017)

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung: Kapitalaufstockung zum zehnjährigen Bestehen (Dec. 14, 2015)

Jesko Johannsen

Team Leader Communications


Gabriela Tyggum

Marketing and Communication Specialist

Alliance for Resilient Coffee



Sarah Kenyi

Communication Officer

Alliance for Resilient Coffee




We offer downloads of fact sheets we have produced, images of our management, our logos and style guide. Please be sure to follow the style guide for our use of the logo, colors, and fonts, and feel free to reach out to one of the Communications Team Members above.

Uganda Youth Fact Sheet
initiative for coffee&climate fact sheet
Gender & Climate
Youth Brochure
Uganda Fact Sheet
ARC Fact Sheet
Els in the Field
Together for Strong Farming
Climate Smart Charcoal
c&c toolbox Tutorial
HRNS Supported by Smuckers
HRNS Field Visit: Kaweri Youth Project
HRNS Field Visit: Katamba Richard
HRNS Field Visit: Kimbugwe Patrick

Groundwater Recharge

Introducing The New coffee&climate toolbox

Our Work in Uganda
Michael Opitz
Managing Director
Jens Sorgenfrei
Managing Director
Jorge Tiemeier
Member of Executive Management

We have several versions of our logo that the fit the need for various purposes. Please be sure to read the Style Guide to determine which logo is right for you.

HRNS Style Guide (2017)