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Neumann Gruppe GmbH

Partnership period: March 2019 – February 2021

Countries: Honduras and Kenya

ACHIEVEMENTS: Neumann Gruppe will disburse loans to 90 coffee-growing cooperatives and bring 18 million kilograms of fresh coffee cherries to market.

PURPOSE: Expand access to finance for smallholder coffee producers to encourage land investment, increase coffee production, and improve farmers’ resiliency to climate shocks and fluctuating market prices.

APPROACH: Neumann Gruppe will establish smallholder service units in Kenya and Honduras to provide loans to coffee cooperatives, facilitating access to improved inputs and training, and guaranteeing steady buyers and incomes for high-quality coffee. By expanding access to finance through short- and long-term loans, smallholder coffee producers will be able to invest in their farms’ resilience, including replacing old and increasingly less productive coffee trees with improved varieties.