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Ready for download: Android-App weGAP developed by our team in Vietnam with @2030AgendaCH @Nestle @NESCAFE contains a manual for Robusta farming and management advise based on rainfall prediction when you are physically in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

A group of young coffee farmers in the #Kilimanjaro Region in Tanzania is protecting the climate and serves their need for energy. Watch a video about it and find out how on the initiative for coffee&climate Blog

Addressing climate change is one of the biggest challenges for coffee producers. The Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung managed Alliance for Resilient Coffee is one way towards adaptation, says @rootcapitalceo , CEO of @RootCapital in his @Forbes Blog.

Don't miss the auction of winning coffees from our #Brazil Programs participating families starting Dec 18. The 5th Annual Força Café Coffee Championship 2018 promotes family farmers work in Minas Gerais #coffeeauction #coffee @InterAmCoffee

Using tools to measure soil compaction, temperatures, and other factors, @HRNStiftung is working with farmers in Santa Rosa, Guatemala to understand and adapt climate-smart practices on their farms.


Sector commitment and farmer responses visible. @mmeioambiente organized a great event @COP24. Spotlight on practical approaches addressing #climatechange. Fantastic to highlight experiences generated by the initiative for coffee&climate over years in #Brazil. #COP24Katowice

Our Technical Director of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung do Brazil, Maximo Ochoa, is speaking at @COP24. Max is presenting in an event organized by the @mmeioambiente called "Adapting to climate change: identifying impacts, vulnerabilities and implementing adaptation measures. #COP24

Our partner @action4hU is looking for communications consultant for our new project #TeamUpUganda together with @SiemensStiftung, @dsw_de and @BMZ_Bund in #Uganda.

Well said here. Working with women in coffee production e.g. by supporting shared household decision-making is an essential part of HRNS-work. #gender #women #thefutureofcoffee @CoffeeCocoaIntl @JavaVenturer @ICOCoffeeOrg @carvalhounwomen @IWCAGlobal

Reliable healthcare, sufficient income, access to family planning + improved water management - by the initiative TEAM UP we join forces to support more than 50.000 young people + their families in #Uganda. #TeamUpUganda

@BMZ_Bund @HRNStiftung @dsw_de

At the end of this day after very creative and innovative discussions with #bmz #giz #kfw and dedicated German foundations in Berlin I am convinced that there is so much energy for so much more co-creation with our African partners in the very next future

#Einkommen, #Gesundheit, #Familienplanung, #Wassermanagement. Neue Lebensperspektiven für junge Menschen in Ostafrika: @BMZ_Bund, @HRNStiftung, @dsw_de und @SiemensStiftung starten gemeinsame Initiative TEAM UP in #Uganda #TeamUpUganda

A new approach: We launched our new project TEAM UP in Uganda #TeamUpUganda together with @BMZ_Bund @SiemensStiftung and @dsw_de to improve livelihoods of rural Youth in #EastAfrica. #coffee #Excited

We @HRNStiftung are supporting the #16days by @GBVnet to campaign against #GBV Our teammember Fortunate from #Uganda: "We wear the ribbon and distribute materials to sensitize communities."


Looks like usual workshop pictures. But this time it‘s energy in the air. Youth organizations from northern Germany supported by HRNS discuss how to get better heard and how to work closer together. @KidsWelcomeHH @KunsthalleHH #Hamburg


Exploring synergies. First Roundtable with north German youth organizations supported by HRNS. #future #jugendarbeit #hamburg

The 2018 year-end report of @coffeekids is now available online via @Comunicaffe1

Supporting #thefutureofcoffee back at origin. Thanks @AllegroCoffee for giving to our program @coffeekids

Coffee Kids announces launch of Thrive! campaign for the third year. Double the impact of your gift on #GivingTuesday! Learn more: @coffeekids #coffeekids

Bringing #generations together. Young coffee drinker Vanessa Sielmann joined our HRNS-Team in #Tanzania as intern. She takes us all to the roots of coffee.

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In The News

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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