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.

COVID-19: Dealing with lost harvests in Ethiopia

Since October 2019, ICP is implementing the CAFE-project in Ethiopias Amhara Region in co-funding with the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). Now in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, ICP field staff is specifically important to the farmer families. “In Ethiopia and...

Indonesia: The Almukatin family in times of COVID-19

It’s a 1 ha farm that belongs to the family of Pak Almukatin. Together with his wife and two daughters, he grows coffee, pepper, chili, ginger and areca nuts. Located in Sebaja village in the ICP-project region southern Sumatra the family lives in one of the major...

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...

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Coffee cooperatives representatives and community leaders in the Trifinio Region of Central America share their insight on how ICP projects have supported them and what impacts they’ve seen since the project began.

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Since 2010, the Initiative for coffee&climate co-funded by International Coffee Partners and implemented by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung has supported coffee farming families to identify in a systematic way, how to respond and adapt to climate change.

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Since 2010, the Initiative for coffee&climate co-funded by International Coffee Partners and implemented by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung has supported coffee farming families to identify in a systematic way, how to respond and adapt to climate change. 

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Since 2010, the Initiative for coffee&climate, co-funded by International Coffee Partners and implemented by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, has supported coffee farming families to identify in a systematic way, how to respond and adapt effectively to climate change. Learn about c&c's focus areas in Central America and the importance of their intervention in the region. ... See MoreSee Less

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Since 2001, ICP reached more than 92,000 smallholder coffee farmer households in 13 countries.Work with an impact on coffee and household sustainability together with Paulig Lavazza Franck Löfbergs Tchibo Delta Cafés Neumann Kaffee Gruppe, Coffee Plaza Joh.Johannson

Celebrate Biodiversity! Today on June 5 is World Enviroment Day. Smallholder Coffee Farms can contribute to the protection of Biodiversity in coffee regions. Like the one from Teddy in Uganda, who not only benefits from ICP-projects but also increases biodiversity with the gained knowledge. FranckaLöfbergsoPaulig3Lavazza9TchibooDelta Cafés
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More than 41,000 hectares of coffee production are now under Good Agricultural Practices following the impact of ICP-projects. Making coffee production more sustainable for smallholder families and the sector. ... See MoreSee Less

More than 41,000 hectares of coffee production are now under Good Agricultural Practices following the impact of ICP-projects. Making coffee production more sustainable for smallholder families and the sector.

In 2019 our project work reached almost 50,000 smallholder coffee farmer families. With shareholders being family owned coffee companies, family is at the heart of our impact on Sustainability ... See MoreSee Less

In 2019 our project work reached almost 50,000 smallholder coffee farmer families. With shareholders being family owned coffee companies, family is at the heart of our impact on Sustainability

#TBT to when we published our first episode of the new Coffee Break Series.

One of our founding members, Paulig took part in our first episode of the new Coffee Break series. The series will feature companies, partners, farmers, and communities discussing a wide range of topics. In this episode, Lenita Ingelin of Paulig speaks about the importance of sustainability in our industry.
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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.

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With local markets being closed in #Ethiopia 's Amhara region because of #COVID19 Emay couldn't sell her farm produce on time. Our CAFE-project, co-funded by @AustrianDev, supports Emay and other project farmers with additional and adapted information.
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More than 41,000 hectares of coffee production are now under Good Agricultural Practices following the impact of ICP-projects. Making coffee production more sustainable for smallholder families and the sector.

The Coffee Sector is Programming with Grandpa and Gambles with Its Future, says Michael Opitz from our implementing partner @HRNStiftung Follow his thoughts and and in-depth look into youth and what needs to be done moving forward.
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In #Ethiopia, we spoke to 3 coffee farmers who are part of the projects @HRNStiftung is implementing which are funded by @coffee_partners, @AustrianDev @iki_bmu and @lavazzagroup to learn about how they are overcoming the challenges that #COVID19 presents. https://t.co/uKFR8SGpJE

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More income with better coffee. With the impact of ICP projects, smallholder coffee farmer families benefit from improved production methods.

Since 2001, ICP reached more than 92,000 smallholder coffee farmer households in 13 https://t.co/W11KzoTbaA with an impact on #coffee and household #sustainability.

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
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We are supporting smallholder coffee farmer families to find best adaptation practices to react to the effects of climate change. With our project PROTCAFES in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, we are doing that since 2012. 🌱👍

Celebrate Biodiversity! #WorldEnviromentday Smallholder Coffee Farms contribute to the protection of Biodiversity in coffee regions. Teddy in #Uganda not only benefits from ICP-projects but also increases biodiversity with the gained knowledge. #WED2020 #ForNature

With local markets being closed in #Ethiopia 's Amhara region because of #COVID19 Emay couldn't sell her farm produce on time. Our CAFE-project, co-funded by @AustrianDev, supports Emay and other project farmers with additional and adapted information.
https://t.co/7JjcESSSaZ

In 2019 our project work reached almost 50,000 smallholder coffee farmer families. With shareholders being family owned #coffee companies, family is at the heart of our impact on #Sustainability

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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Smallholder Coffee Families in our project in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia are struggling because of the #Coronavirus as well. Prices for green coffee go down and for food up. Find out how ICP reacted in this project funded together with @smuckers #Covid19
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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.
https://t.co/e1J4ZgUylK

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