I am Michael Stamm, 31 years old, born in Geneva, Switzerland. I newly work for gebana and during my first weeks here I will travel to all the gebanas in West Africa. I'm glad to share my experiences with you!
After being graduated with a master in international management I had the opportunity to be part of a new project with the goal to start a dry bulk shipping company. After 4 years in the company I was looking for a more ecologic and human oriented job. So I resigned and co-founded a small company called Maya Atman, which makes products out of real leafs in collaboration with a small Thai producer. As I couldn’t make a living with the small start up income, I decided to look for a job and let the management to my partner.
My path crossed gebana, a company I really share the values with. During my whole life I have been thinking a lot on how to create a more equitable world. gebana offers me the possibility to act for this goal.
Concretely gebana invests durably in the southern countries, creates structures to develop activities, assists with the management, and controls the supply chain in order for the producer to access an international market. My position at Gebana is to assist the Chief Operating Officer, who is in charge of the business unit production and trade.
In the next couple of weeks, I will tell you more about the adventures during my trips through West Africa. My first trip took me to Togo and I'll be happy if you would join me on my journey!
If you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to aks.
Please keep me informed about gebana and its products.
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Smallholders and local producers harvest and refine products of extraordinary quality worldwide. But for many of these producers there is no adequate or stable market. You can buy directly from these producers via the Access to Market Platform and help them to participate in the market. The principle behind this is crowd ordering – a new trade model whereby a number of consumers order a product together so as to achieve a minimum order quantity. We at gebana support the producers with our know-how, and organise the logistics.
Enable someone to make their first export with your order. Please note: Unexpected events often lead to delays, and you may find that the quality is not yet perfect. For this reason, your feedback is absolutely essential. The export experience and your feedback are important steps for the producers towards accessing the market. As a customer, you are witness to the whole process, playing your part in pioneering work.
You can order from these producers simply and directly. You receive your product as soon as the minimum order quantity has been reached and the products are ready. The risk for you is minimal, since the producers already have a product that is ready for market. This sales channel is beneficial to both the producers and the consumers, since it cuts out the middle man.
Be part of the development of supply chains and support innovation! Some of the ways you can do this include testing new products, giving feedback, or financially supporting the producers in their next steps. In doing so, you will be able to see for yourself how the products and supply chains develop.
This is where you can see all the completed projects on the Access to Market Platform at a glance. You can find out where products are now available from or whether the producers are still seeking a trade partner.