In 2022, date production in Tunisia went through a major crisis. The reasons were complex, ranging from climate change to panicked farmers using pesticides. But there is a happy ending for nature.
Our Dutch wholesale subsidiary is sitting on 175 tonnes of dried mangos. This alone should be reason enough to worry. But on top of that, the new mango season has already begun and production in Burkina Faso is powering up.
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.
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.
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.