There are many reasons to choose LIMBUA as your partner for organic products.
Here are 14 of them:
LIMBUA works directly with 7000 certified farmers, there are no middlemen.
You get fresh organic products from the farm and the farmers get paid fair and in full.
Meanwhile, more than 700 employees work in the rural LIMBUA manufactories.
In this way, the small farmers and their families are included in the value creation and the rural exodus to the slums of the cities is prevented.
And that even several times:
EU-Bio, fair for Life, Bio Suisse, NOP, Kosher, Halal and soon Demeter.
LIMBUA is one of the few Kenyan companies to also have obtained IFS certification.
We have worked with leading scientists in our own nurseries to develop particularly high-yielding plants for high-quality macadamias and Avocados .
More than 150,000 organic macadamia seedlings alone have already been grown in this way.
Since its founding in 2009, LIMBUA has emphasized exclusively organic farming in mixed cultures.
Many of the farmers have switched to organic farming only through their cooperation with LIMBUA.
Good for humans and nature!
LIMBUA processes only the high quality macadamia variety Integrifolia, not Tetraphylla.
Integrifolia has a higher oil and a lower sugar content and offers a better yield for the farmers.
Each macadamia nut is individually cracked with specially developed nutcrackers and sorted by hand.
This guarantees the highest quality - also visually:
LIMBUA macadamia nuts look cleaner and more beautiful than nuts that have been cracked by machine.
...make the decisive difference for us: the majority of our smallholders and employees in the LIMBUA factories are female.
Whether as supervisor, manager or in the harvest collection: LIMBUA supports the self-empowerment of women in all positions and thus also the prosperity of the families.
We have created a transparent payment system that guarantees a higher than average income for smallholders and employees.
LIMBUA pays quickly, easily and directly by cell phone.
No cash payment. No brokers.
LIMBUA continuously educates and trains smallholder farmers in organic farming.
Our entire Kenyan team, including management, works out of offices in the farmer communities and attends trainings regularly.
For our customers: LIMBUA guarantees 100% traceability back to the individual smallholder farmers. Knowing where the organic products come from!
For our smallholders: Due to the completely digitized process, there is absolute security. Solely digital, calibrated scales are used in purchasing, which do not allow any counterfeiting.
For LIMBUA, naturalness and progress do not contradict each other. Through our specially developed digital system, we have made great progress in making the harvest purchasing processes faster, easier and, above all, safer.
For our contract farmers, this creates a high degree of transparency and trust.
We have developed our own gentle raw food drying process using our self designed dryers, powered by the macadamia shells:
The uniform moisture content of the nuts is guaranteed and the risk of mold growth is reduced.
In addition, the process allows full traceability back to the individual smallholder farmer even after drying.
For LIMBUA, using resources responsibly means using all parts of the harvested fruits. For example, our smallholders use the green outer skin of the macadamias as valuable fertilizer after they have been shelled on site.
The brown shells of the nuts are being used to heat the ovens, which in turn are used to operate the drying plants to dry the nuts in a sustainable manner.