“By placing a value on the baobab fruit, we are encouraging communities to protect their local trees and surrounding woodlands, which are also good for wildlife and biodiversity.”

Baobab fruit is harvested by communities that have the baobab tree growing naturally on their land. There are no orchards or plantations. This wild harvest approach ensures minimal negative impact on the environment because this practice maintains the natural biodiversity of the land.

These wild harvest methods also ensure pesticide and insecticide free fruit.

• community harvest methods

• no orchards or plantations

• sustainable sourcing of fruit

• only fallen fruit collected

• preservation of biodiversity

• community allocation fruit harvest

• quota on fruit harvested per season

• PhytoTrade Africa regulated

Seasonal Harvest

 

With each seasonal harvest (one harvest per year) a quota of the crop remains with the villages for their own personal needs and uses. There is also regulation on how much baobab powder can be harvested each season. This is overseen by PhytoTrade Africa which is an ethical and sustainable body in Africa.

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