Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS)
Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) was founded in 2005 by Michael R. Neumann and his family. Building on the deep family history of working side-by-side with smallholder coffee farmers as green coffee traders. The objectives of the foundation are livelihood improvement in tropical rural environments, youth projects as well as nature and the environment. HRNS is responsible for the selection of its training regions, set-up of the infrastructure required to conduct the trainings, production of training content, monitoring of training progress and support of the RCT.
TechnoServe was founded in 1968 by Ed Bullard. The organization works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. Coffee being one of the focus area, TechnoServe is helping to build a sustainable global coffee industry that can lift millions of farming families out of poverty. Like HRNS, TechnoServe is responsible for the selection of its training regions, set-up of the infrastructure required to conduct the trainings, production of training content, monitoring of training progress and support of the RCT.
Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD)
Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD) is a US-based non-profit organization with a mission to support smallholder farmers in developing countries by providing customized information and services to increase productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability. The ICT-based interventions alongside the in-person agronomy trainings will be designed and implemented by PAD and evaluated as part the RCT.
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Michael Kremer, Harvard University
Prof. Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Michael Kremer and Vivian Hoffmann, IFPRI, are leading the RCT.
Vivian Hoffmann, IFPRI
Vivian Hoffmann is a research economist working at IFPRI. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Vivian's research mainly focuses on child health, food safety, and agricultural productivity in Eastern Africa. Vivian Hoffmann and Michael Kremer are leading the RCT.
Laterite is a data, research and technical advisory firm that helps clients understanding and analyse complex development challenges. Laterite is our key partner responsible for the data collection throughout the RCT.
Impact Atlas is a real-time intelligence platform built to transform the way social programs are managed and financed. HRNS is using Impact Atlas to track farmers progress through their training program. From registration to training attendance, curriculum completion and the adoption of best practices on individual farms, field staff are able to access, adapt and learn from the data in real time.
Other Service Providers
Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services
Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services (CROPNUTS) is East Africa’s leading accredited agricultural laboratory and agronomy services company. It offers lab testing services and independent agronomy services to farmers, commercial businesses, agricultural research institutions and NGOs. CropNuts helps the program to give customized fertilizer recommendations based on soil & lead analysis conducted on site.