Tanzania Program

Location:   Tanzania

Project Overview

Tanzania Country Program

In Tanzania, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) is implementing a country program supported by a number of public and private partners.

The Country Program follows a holistic approach to improve the livelihoods of 25,000 smallholder coffee farmers and their families. Our work includes the following components:

Organizational Development

Facilitate the formation and strengthening of business orientated, member-driven and democratic two-tiered farmer organizations and their Apex as transparent and professional service providers to their farmer members.

Advocacy and Policy Influencing

Build the capacity of farmer organizations to represent the interests of their members in front of the local and national government and lobby for a conducive and inclusive business environment for the agricultural sector.

Marketing and Service Linkages

Improve the overall marketing performance of farmer organizations and Apex structures through value addition and efficient linkages to financial institutions, marketing agencies, and international traders.

Production and Quality Enhancement

Enable farmers to significantly improve their farm management, whilst enhancing crop quality through improved practices, management, and control.

Climate Smart Agriculture

Facilitate access for smallholders to adequate knowledge and instruments that enable them to apply and finance effective climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in order to ensure food security and support income diversification of smallholder coffee farming households.

Through the global initiative for coffee&climate HRNS Tanzania is collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders in developing and disseminating state-of-the-art climate change adaptation and mitigation options in order to help smallholders communities build their resilience in a participatory way.

Gender and Youth

Promote participation of all members of a household in planning, decision making, and resource allocation to benefit equitably from cash and food crop production and marketing. HRNS believes that improving the gender relations within the household is a prerequisite for achieving sustainable household development. It also requires support for young people to gain skills and find meaningful employment in a more modernized, dynamic and profitable agriculture sector. Our youth work focuses on building the entrepreneurial mindset of young people in rural areas and empowering them to take up an active role in agricultural value chains.

Tanzania is one of the countries where HRNS is implementing Coffee Kids. Coffee Kids is a HRNS program supporting the next generation of coffee growers to develop and implement successful businesses.  

Some Facts About Our Tanzania Program


Adoption Rate GAP

Supported Farmer Organizations

Training Events Since 2016