Together for resilient coffee-farming families!

Who We Are

A strong pre-competitive partnership of eight committed family-owned coffee companies working for a more prosperous future for farming families.

The vision of International Coffee Partners (ICP) is to improve smallholder coffee farmers’ livelihoods by making them more competitive, based on sustainable practices. This vision goes beyond implementing individual development projects; ICP’s objective is to contribute to establishing a fair and sustainable coffee sector in all coffee producing regions and countries.

ICP works under a strategic partnership with the foundation Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung as the implementer of its projects worldwide and administrator of the organization.

A Starting Point

International Coffee Partners (ICP) considers itself a learning organization which is interested in evaluating positive and critical experiences with partners to expand further approaches and enhance the effectiveness of project interventions. Since 2001, ICP has worked with 92,693 farmer family households with the outlook of reaching an additional 40,000 households by 2023. Critical factors moving forward are that many producer communities are becoming older as youth migrates from producing areas which do not offer the kind of lifestyle they are looking for; that leads to difficult intergenerational dialogue, restricted access to expertise, financial resources, and land, combined with limited economic and social perspectives, are significant drivers behind rural-urban migration. This trend is exacerbated by climate change, environmental degradation, and price volatility. All of which are being addressed, monitored, and tracked by the work of ICP.

ICP is the leading promoter of impact-oriented support to coffee farmer families and youth in producing regions. ICP’s approach places emphasis on the human being and their perspectives.

Our Impact

Ibu Wonten and Pak Suripto are a smallholder coffee-farming couple that lives in Bendeng Tiga Village in the Gunung Raya highlands of OKU Selatan Regency, Indonesia. They managed to diversify and enhance the climate-resilience of their coffee farm. As a couple they turned around the ailing coffee production on their 2-ha farm. The approximately 3,000 coffee trees of varying ages produced so little coffee that the couple initially decided to grow vegetables instead of coffee. “At the time, we did not yet work effectively, and we could only focus on either the vegetables or the coffee, but not both.” Pak Suripto contends.

International Coffee Partners (ICP) launched together with The J. M. Smucker Company a project which includes activities to support local smallholder farmer families to become better equipped to deal with a hotter and maybe drier climate. The project, implemented by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) actively supports and coaches farmers to experiment and trial with approaches and methods that are best adapted to their own farms.

ICP in Honduras: “We handled the coffee rust crisis, we will handle COVID-19”

The Coronavirus puts high pressure upon the livelihoods of smallholder coffee farmer families around the world. International Coffee Partners (ICP) reacted at a very early stage to the pandemic by informing coffee communities how to protect themselves but also by...

ICP Projects in Central America: Farmers’ Crops, Income, Families

In Central America, International Coffee Partners (ICP) is implementing projects in the Trifinio Region, located in the tri-border are of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Together with our implementing partner, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) and other partners,...

COVID-19: Simon, a young farmer from Uganda, tells his story

Some weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread around the world, we meet Simon. He is a young farmer from Mityana, Uganda. We wanted to tell you about his daily life through his own eyes. While we finalized the story, the novel Coronavirus also came to...

COVID-19: How International Coffee Partners (ICP) acts in this situation

International Coffee Partners (ICP) remains committed to support smallholder coffee farmer families especially during the COVID-19 pandemic International Coffee Partners (ICP) is concerned about the possible short and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on...

Day In The Life Of A Coffee Farmer – Simon

It’s 4am. Many people in Mityana, Uganda are still in deep sleep. Many people, that is, except Simon Genza a young and enthusiastic coffee farmer. It is harvesting season and there is a lot to do. After saying his prayers and freshening up he revises his notes on...

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Smallholder Coffee Farms can contribute to the protection of Biodiversity in coffee regions. Todays International Day for Biological Diversity is themed "Our solutions are in nature". How much that applies to coffee farms! Like the one from Teddy in Uganda, who not only benefits from ICP-projects but also increases biodiversity with the gained knowledge.

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ICP-projects aim to strengthen Smallholder Coffee Farmer Families' resilience in the long run. How good that these difficult COVID-19 times show us at least some benefits that now can be generated from the projects, we implemented. ... See MoreSee Less

ICP-projects aim to strengthen Smallholder Coffee Farmer Families resilience in the long run. How good that these difficult COVID-19 times show us at least some benefits that now can be generated from the projects, we implemented.

"Climate Action" is the theme of today's #EarthDay. And climate action is also needed not only to protect coffee from the effects of climate change but also to empower smallholder coffee farmer families to adapt farming to the changing climate. In our projects we do that and will continue to do it. Like in Central America, where we clearly can see how the project benefit the farmers.

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We are supporting farmer families 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🌱 to find best adaptation practices to react to the effects of climate change ☀️🌧💨 on their coffee farms. With our project PROTCAFES in the Trifinio Region of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, we are doing that since 2012 with major positive impact for the farmers. Watch which. 🌱👍 ... See MoreSee Less

Time for a Coffee Break. Teddy from Uganda tells us about the impact of the local ICP-project on her life. As a non-profit at ICP we work to empower young coffee farmers to see a future in coffee regions.

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It's International Day of Forests - March 21 and with that we want to highlight the problem of deforestation within the coffee industry amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Our implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung has created an informative video to highlight the issue and what we are all doing to solve it. ... See MoreSee Less

In the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we are committed to continue supporting the coffee farming communities as much as possible while being very sensitive about protective measures.
Our implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung does its best to stop the spreading of COVID-19, supports self-protection for staff, the farmer families we work with as well as our partners and friends.
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Talking about gender seems to be a fashion. We take it serious. In our projects in Uganda how smallholder families lifes are changing, after couples participated in our Gender Household Approach. See it for yourself!
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It's #WomensDay2020! At ICP we firmly believe in the importance of women in coffee production. Too often, they are not able to release their full potential. They might not be seen as capable or do not have relevant roles in male dominated societies. With our projects we at ICP address this situation. Bringing change like in El Salvador.
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"No, what you are saying is not true. I have good coffee." Watch how smallholder coffee farmers in Central America could improve on the quality of their coffee through ICP projects.
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We extended our project activities with smallholder coffee farmer families to Ethiopia. Our Chairperson @kathrinelofberg and Desalegn Eyob, Country Director from our implementing partner @HRNStiftung answer all important questions about the extension.
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Todays International Day for Biological Diversity #Biodiversity2020 is themed "Our solutions are in nature". How much that applies to coffee farms! Meet Teddy in #Uganda, who not only benefits from ICP-projects but also increases biodiversity with the gained knowledge.

ICP-projects aim to strengthen Smallholder Coffee Farmer Families' resilience in the long run. How good that these difficult #COVID19 times show us at least some benefits. #Coronavirus #Honduras

#COVID19 puts smallholder #coffee farmer families more and more under pressure. ICP continues to support them. Like Maribel Paz in #Honduras. She learns from our regional office how to react now to mitigate long-term effects of the crisis. #Coronavirus
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Adaptation to and mitigation of the effects of #ClimateChange to coffee production is a core element of our work with the initiative for coffee&climate. Find out about the tools that were developed. Like #grafting https://t.co/rZTMJPGr9G

#ClimateAction is the theme of today's #EarthDay2020. Climate action is needed to protect coffee from the effects of climate change and to empower smallholder coffee farmer families to adapt farming to the changing climate. In our projects we do that and will continue to do it.

How can coffee farming be both sustainable and profitable?
#CAFE, an ongoing project in #Ethiopia that, together with @AustrianDev, upgrades farming systems to increase resilience against climate change, whilst promoting gender equality and food security.
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International Coffee Partners remains committed to support smallholder #coffee farmer families especially during the #COVID19 pandemic https://t.co/xVPPsqkGEt via @coffee_partners

#COVID19 is affecting smallholder coffee farmer families around the world. We checked with a young farmer in #Uganda how is life is impacted by the novel #coronavirus and how the knowledge from the ICP-projects benefits him in this situation. #COVID19UG
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Meet coffee farmers and industry leaders discussing their needs. During @SpecialtyCoffee #WorldofCoffee in Berlin, we initiated an important discussion in which ICP brought together both ends of the value chain. https://t.co/KXe7ay4RIn

Our implementing partner @HRNStiftung is taking #Covid_19 serious and takes care of farmer families, friends, partners and of course everyone in the organization. Please, do the same. It's easy! #coronavirus #COVID19

Higher productivity, better farm resilience and adaptation to climate change: Meet Ibu Wonten and Pak Suripto in Indonesia. A smallholder coffee farming couple that managed an amazing transition with participation in our project. Read their story!
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Talking about gender seems to be a fashion. We take it serious. Like in our projects in #Uganda where smallholder families life's are changing, after couples participated in our Gender Household Approach.
#WomensDay2020 #EachForEqual #IWD2020
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Today on #WomensDay2020 we take a look at Women in Coffee Production. Often not able to live up full potentials. They are the backbone of production full of creativity and potentials. #IWD2020 #EachForEqual
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Gean from #Brazil is a #coffee farmer who is taking his family business serious. While he is improving on the quality of his specialty coffee he needs to cope with the effects of climate change. Get to know how a day in his life looks like.
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"No, what you are saying is not true. I have good coffee." Watch how smallholder coffee farmers in Central America could improve on the quality of their coffee through ICP projects. #coffeequality #guatemala #honduras #sustainability

Taking a #CoffeeBreak with us at International Coffee Partners means understanding, how ICP supports smallholder #coffee farmer families around the world in a pre-competitive way with a #nonprofit approach. Enjoy!

Time for a Coffee Break. Teddy from Uganda tells us about the impact of the local ICP-project on her life. As a non-profit at ICP we work to empower young coffee farmers to see a future in coffee regions.
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Roasting and drinking their own coffee is something new to millions of smallholder coffee farmers, also in Indonesia. The local ICP team in the Gunung Raya Village, is providing local trainings on coffee roasting, brewing and business plan development. https://t.co/Mv7r11HsPJ

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