our partners

NKG BLOOM´s structure is based on strong partnerships and ensures that operational and credit risks are minimized.

Find out more about our partners' and suppliers:

Neumann Kaffee Gruppe – NKG – is the worldwide leading green coffee service group.
Our singular network of companies spanning regions, countries and continents is matching interests of producers and consumers worldwide. Our more than 2.000 employees in 49 companies in 27 countries are operating under a strict profit-center philosophy. Together, they are generating a total volume of 15,6 mln bags (2016) of green coffee traded corresponding to a turnover of about €2,6 bln. The companies offer a wide spread of services and products, ranging from farming and farming-consultancy, local purchases and value-adding-services, international ex- and import of specialty coffees and industrial grades all the way to silo-storage, quality services, risk-management, financial consulting and market intelligence. All activities of NKG's companies are coordinated by the group's holding company, Neumann Gruppe GmbH in Hamburg.

Bernhard Rothfos is a green coffee trading house, based in Hamburg since 1922 and a  member of Neumann Kaffee Gruppe.

 

Bernhard Rothfos has a key role within the world-wide green coffee supply chain and thus contributes to the group's strategic objective of a long-term, sustainable and profitable growth.

Ibero Uganda Ltd, a company of the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe, is currently one of the top five largest coffee exporters in Uganda. In 2015 the total exports amounted to over 15,000 tons of green coffee. The company purchases, processes and exports Coffee from its factory in Kampala. The majority of clients of Ibero Uganda are in Europe and currently its export operation specializes in the Robusta coffee type though some Arabica is also exported.


Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) is a non-profit foundation established by Michael R. Neumann and his family. It acts as a sector platform and implementer of role model projects promoting sustainable livelihoods of coffee farmers and their families. Deeply rooted in the concept of entrepreneurship the foundation’s projects focus on raising income through higher productivity, better management and improved market access. HRNS works to strengthening professional farmer organizations as service providers to their members and reliable business partners in supply chains. Addressing youth, environment and climate change as cross cutting issues of the foundation’s programming.

IPC is a German consulting firm specialising in development co-operation. IPC advises institutions all over the world on how to establish innovative financial services geared towards stimulating the economic development of the private sector as well as providing access to finance for the under-served population.

 

Particularly in agricultural finance, IPC´s experts work spans from financing agricultural businesses, value chains and smallholder farmers to setting up financing or guarantee schemes supporting agriculture.

ABN AMRO is a leading full-service bank

with a transparent and client-driven business model, a moderate risk profile, a clean and strong balance sheet with predominantly traditional banking products, and a solid capital position and strong funding profile.

 

ABN AMRO serves retail, private and corporate banking clients, with a primary focus on the Netherlands and with selective operations internationally.


With the support of its software partner, IPC is operating a state of the art loan management module that optimally supports the management of “high number”, granular loan portfolios in terms of risk management and business development.

 

Special features include digital client interfaces, rating or scoring tools, intelligent data warehousing and analytics. The solution is been used worldwide by MSME banks, commercial banks but also agricultural value chain actors.

Field Buzz is a software system that helps organizations manage their field operations with smartphones and mobile internet.

 

It was founded in 2015 by Alexis Rawlinson and Habib Ullah Bahar.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has formed a Strategic Alliance with Bernhard Rothfos GmbH and four other companies - FINCA International, Gebr. Elmer & Zweifel GmbH & Co. KG, SAP SE and Sucafina SA. Together, they collaborate to improve livelihoods of farmers in Uganda by strengthening smallholder agricultural businesses. The development partnership is part of the develoPPP.de programme. Through develoPPP.de, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) fosters the involvement of the private sector at the point where business opportunities and development policy initiatives intersect. It provides companies investing in developing and emerging countries with professional and financial support to drive innovative projects that generate long-term benefits for local people.

 


Yara's knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers', distributors' and industrial customers' businesses profitably and responsibly, while protecting the earth's resources, food and environment.

 

Our fertilizers, crop nutrition programs and technologies increase yields, improve product quality and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural practices. Our industrial and environmental solutions improve air quality by reducing emissions from industry and transportation, and serve as key ingredients in the production of a wide range of goods. We foster a culture that promotes the safety of our employees, contractors and societies.

 

Founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, today Yara has a worldwide presence, with close to 15,000 employees and sales to about 160 countries.

IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative convenes companies, civil society organizations, governments and others in public-private partnerships. Together stakeholders drive the joint designing, co-funding and prototyping of economically viable approaches to realizing green & inclusive growth at scale in commodity sectors and sourcing areas. Approaches are designed to drive sustainability from niche to norm, delivering impact on the Sustainable Development Goals. Focusing on delivering impact on the mitigation of deforestation, improving living wages and working conditions, responsible pesticide management and gender equality.

 

Headquartered in the Netherlands, IDH is supported by multiple European governments, including institutional donors: SECO, DANIDA and BUZA. With over 500 partners (companies, CSOs, financial institutions, producer organizations and governments) in 11 sectors and 11 landscapes in over 50 countries worldwide.

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity is a US$50 million challenge fund created to support the design and delivery of financial products, services or processes that are innovative or that can be scaled to reach at least one million people living in the rural areas of Africa.


The FRP is a creation of the Mastercard Foundation, a global private foundation based in Toronto, Canada. The Foundation advances youth learning and promotes financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries, particularly in Africa.


The Uganda Coffee Farmers Alliance (UCFA) is a farmer owned apex body established to provide marketing and other support services to coffee farmers’ organizations in Uganda.

 

UCFA improves linkages with extension service providers, researchers, input suppliers, financial institutions and others.