The name says it all: macadamiafans teaches young people from Germany about the macadamia value chain in Kenya. Together with the smallholders, they plant seedlings, help with the harvest, and experience the process: from the field to the packaged end product. In Germany, LIMBUA promotes the creation of student-run companies. The students learn all the steps from goods receipt and accounting to marketing and sales.
Matti Spiecker met social entrepreneurs from all over the world during his world trip. The LIMBUA founder wants to give this opportunity to German students as well. Through the WELT:KLASSE foundation, they can travel to Asia or Africa for learning stays of several weeks. There, they support ecological and social projects and then report on their experiences to the class. More than 500 young people have already taken advantage of this opportunity.
How can global value chains be made sustainable? LIMBUA has developed many solutions and shares them with schools and universities in Kenya. At the same time, the LIMBUA Foundation organizes training opportunities for smallholder farmers. Best practice methods, important aspects of organic farming, crop processing and marketing are taught there. In this way, education becomes the driving force for positive development in the entire region.