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"Why does #sustainability work consistently fail to engage the vast majority of #coffeefarmers, particularly the farmers who need our support most?", asks @jvonenden in our Blog Muddy Boots. Do you want to discuss an answer? 🤨 Get in touch.

Youth from our project in Huehuetenango, Guatemala presented drinks they created using coffee pulp at the first Specialty Coffee Festival of the region. Young people who turned from being not interested in coffee at all to be so excited! ☕️🍹

This month our program @coffeekids is celebrating what the work achieved among young coffee farmers in #Colombia Find out how they empowered #thefutureofcoffee

This is how we can spark transformation just one young person at a time, from @GretaThunberg to the young women supported by @safe_platform who are transforming
#coffee and #cocoa landscapes across #LatinAmerica #YouthDay

Making the coffee sector understand how to invest best into climate adaptation to save coffee from the effects of climate change.

#Colombia is known for #coffee, but with the aging farmer population and youth migrating to urban areas in search of a better future, the industry is under pressure to do something. Colombian youth are defining their future with the support of @coffeekids

Max Ochoa of HRNS recently spoke at the @Lavazza
¡Tierra! conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. He highlighted the project work in Lambari, Brazil and provided valuable insights for others to take on as an example to better their #CSRprojects.

"The #Coffee Sector is Programming with Grandpa and Gambles with Its Future"
HRNS Managing Director Michael Opitz summarizes why the coffee sector is falling short in addressing youth in #Sustainability programs - and by that misses out big opportunities.

How forward-looking climate-information supports coffee industry to invest most efficient into smallholders explained by @bunn_coffee of @CIAT_ in #Uganda

There is a strong relation between growing #Coffee demand and #deforestation Forest protection, reforestation and agroforestry need more attention in sustainability programs in the coffee sector.

Adapting to the effects of #climatechange on #coffee production will become more and more important. @Lavazza @guardian

The next chapter in #coffeeproduction relies upon us to invest in the farmers who make it all happen.

@CIAT_ @RootCapital @ConservationOrg @WCoffeeResearch @FoodLab_SFL @IITA_CGIAR

#thefutureofcoffee #theallianceforresilientcoffee

Can smallholder coffee farming be sustainable? German vineyards might give some answers, says @jvonenden

The next chapter in #coffeeproduction relies upon us to invest in the farmers who make it all happen.

@CIAT_ @RootCapital @ConservationOrg @WCoffeeResearch @FoodLab_SFL @IITA_CGIAR

#thefutureofcoffee #theallianceforresilientcoffee

Making the #coffee sector understand how to invest best into climate adaptation to save coffee from the effects of #ClimateChange

Join us for a roadtrip to Guatemala together with Veronica Rossi from @Lavazza Veronica got the chance to gather insights to the gender component of the initiative for coffee&climate - and to cup some coffees of course.

Making the #coffee sector understand how to invest best into climate adaptation to save coffee from the effects of #ClimateChange

Farmer families are working hard to see a future in coffee. Not only because of income perspectives. Also because climate change is threatening the production. We support them to adapt and to mitigate. @sparkersays @SusFoodTrust

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In The News

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)

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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

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Introducing The New coffee&climate toolbox

Our Work in Uganda
Michael Opitz
Managing Director
Jens Sorgenfrei
Managing Director
Jorge Tiemeier
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HRNS Style Guide (2017)