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04/20/2022 Insights Fair Trade

Why Honey from Mexico?

If you want to buy honey produced in Switzerland or Germany, you'll find it at farm shops or delis. But you're unlikely to find it at the supermarket and gebana doesn't carry it either. The reason is simple: local beekeepers don't produce enough to meet the current demand.

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04/14/2022 Insights Fair Trade

No Brazil nuts without the forest

Our Brazil nuts come from Coopavam in Brazil. The cooperative provides an income to more than 300 families in the heart of the rainforest. Co-founder Luzirene Coelho Lustosa explains how she helped make the small-scale project a success and thereby protect the forest in a country where deforestation and huge monocultures are everywhere.

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03/30/2022 Production Insights

What is Honey Processed Coffee?

In coffee production, the soil, location and climate of the regions in which our coffee is grown determine its taste. But what happens to the coffee immediately after harvesting plays an equally important role when it comes to aroma. And this is where the honey processing method stands out.

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05/21/2021 Insights Fair Trade

Harvest losses halved!

An exciting orange season has come and gone. For the first time, we were allowed to disregard export standards for shape, colour and size of the fruit with official permission from the EU – much to the surprise of the farming families and the local juice industry.

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04/27/2021 Insights

"The image of Burkina Faso in the media is wrong"

At gebana, we often talk about the risks that come with investing or doing business in Burkina Faso. From our corporate perspective in distant Europe, questions revolve around poor infrastructure, a lack of security and terrorism. But how do the people living in the country see it? We asked gebana employee Ousseni Porgo.

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