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Academic research in our projects, stories from the field work, editorials on the coffee sector and personal stories from our staff. Our blog is providing a wide range of stories and a deep insight into our work.

Els in the Field

“Can we have both of them in the shot for the interview?” I asked Els while setting up the camera, nodding to the change agent couples sitting a few meters away from us. They were waiting to be interviewed by Els Lecoutere, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of...

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Brazil: An Emotional Journey

HRNS is an exclusive implementing partner for International Coffee Partners (ICP), so sometimes we in headquarters, get the opportunity to travel to origin to visit with farmers, partners, and all the key players of the region. When the chance arose to travel to...

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Investing in Youth in Coffee Growing Communities

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS), SAFE and the Sustainable Food Lab conducted a review of current programs and practices to support youth in coffee growing communities in Latin America. From the executive summary: "The issue of sustainability in the coffee sector has...

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Colombia, Coffee & The Next Generation

When one thinks of coffee they usually are not thinking about its origins and how it got to their cup. However, if you ask them where they think their cup of coffee came from, you’ll get an overwhelming response, Colombia! A country rich in tradition, a tradition deep...

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Conference: The Future of Coffee Cultivation

Shaping the future of coffee cultivation is not only a question of marketing for the coffee value chain. A whole generation of rural youth in coffee producing regions is depending on that. That's why we are happy that our Managing Director Michael Opitz is...

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A Scientifically Sound Gender Approach

A randomised control trial: Balancing scientific rigour, feasibility and program objectives In this guest Blog, Els Lecoutere from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, describes how she assessed the impact of improving intrahousehold decision-making on the efficiency...

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Hands-On in Tanzania

Hands-On in Tanzania Figures Improving The Lives of Young Coffee Farmers Abel Gabriel Bisibanas is writing and writing and writing. Most of the time it's of accounting figures written by his pencil. “It’s good that I am writing a lot”, he laughs. “More figures usually...

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Water Management in Vietnam

This project goes with a slogan “Vietnam to produce more coffee with less water” and aims to ensure equitable and sufficient water availability in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and to significantly save water through improved irrigation management in the coffee...

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From Crop To Cup In Tanzania Part II

Together with our partners Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung is working with young coffee farmers around the world. Coffee is a great and popular drink and we do not only support young coffee farmers' future, we are also ensuring young coffee drinkers like Vanessa...

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From Crop To Cup In Tanzania Part I

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung is bringing generations together. We are not only supporting in the projects with our partners the social and economic integration of the youth in coffee growing regions. Young coffee drinker Vanessa Sielmann joined our HRNS-Team in Tanzania...

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Tackling Deforestation in Indonesia

In partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society and together with leading global and domestic coffee companies, NGOs, local farmer groups and local government representatives, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung formally signed an agreement declaring our willingness to...

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