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The idea for the company matured in Matti Spiecker in 2006 on the "Expedition WELT", on which he visited many social entrepreneurs in developing and emerging countries. LIMBUA Deutschland GmbH is the wholly owned distribution subsidiary of LIMBUA Group Limited, Kenya.
  • Social enterprise with more than 700 employees, a large part women

  • Processing of organic macadamia nuts in the highlands of Kenya and export to Germany

  • Cooperation with 7,000 certified smallholders

  • Cultivation of macadamia, avocado and mango in organic mixed culture in Embu and Kirinyaga regions

Organic Macadamia Nuts
Organic Macadamia Oil
Organic Macadamia Nut Butter
Organic Avocado Oil
Organic Mango Dried
EU Organic
Fair For Life
Bio Suisse
IFS Food
BRC Food Safety
USDA Organic (NOP)
  • 2006

    While the company idea grows, the foundation WELT:KLASSE starts its work. It gives students the chance to learn about sustainability projects in Kenya and other countries.

  • 2009

    LIMBUA is founded as a German-Kenyan company specializing in organic macadamia nuts. A processing facility is established in Githure to process the harvest locally.

  • 2012

    After 3 years of conversion, the first smallholders receive full organic status. LIMBUA is therefore the first company in the world to accompany macadamia smallholders in achieving organic certification.

  • 2014

    There is an increasing demand for macadamia nuts in organic quality for natural food and cosmetics. LIMBUA grows and opens its second factory in Githungururu.

  • 2016

    Well-known companies from the German and European organic market are now among LIMBUA's customers. To serve them, a third factory is built in Kianyaga.

  • 2018

    For more and more customers LIMBUA is considered a quality producer of organic macadamia nuts and thus the factory in Githungururu is expanded to meet the increasing demand.

  • 2020

    The increasing demand ensures full capacity utilization in all three processing sites. Ideas are developed to bring more organic products from Kenyan smallholder farmers to the market.

  • 2021

    LIMBUA expands its product range with avocado oil. For this product, too, a modern factory is built on site, where the fruits are peeled, pitted and cold-pressed.

  • 2022

    Organic mango is now also being purchased from the smallholders who work with LIMBUA. The fruits are processed into dried mangoes of organic quality.

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