In March this year, I completed the annual tree-measuring I do every of the baobab trees planted in the villages by our baobab guardians. [See this post to find out why the Baobab Foundation has created the Baobab Guardian project] They have all done exceptionally well with the late rains that we got in January and February. […]
As part of EcoProducts commitment to understanding the ecology and sustainable harvesting of baobab fruit, Dr Sarah Venter monitors a representative set of trees every March. The trees are scattered between various landscapes, including villages, fields, rocky outcrops and bush. Following the patterns of fruit production between landscapes and over multiple years, gives Sarah […]
It’s a reality in South Africa that pre-schools – especially in the deep rural areas – get far less support from government than primary and high schools. And yet research shows that if young children are provided with teaching, nourishment and stimulation at pre-school age, they are far more likely to break out of the […]
EcoProducts is delighted to be participating in the very first ‘Global Baobab Congress’ in Germany on the 11th of February. It’s being organised by the African Baobab Alliance (ABA) of which I’m a member and I’ll be talking to participants from around the world about long term ecological research into Baobab. There’s been increasing world-wide […]
Recently, various media reports have stated that nine of the 13 biggest baobab trees in southern Africa had collapsed or died in quick succession. Some experts have suggested that climate change may have played a key role in their downfall, although research is still ongoing. These gnarly giants are very much a part of the […]
Agence France-Presse, the third largest news agency in the world recently visited EcoProducts in the Limpopo to film them at work. Some lovely footage of the EcoProducts team processing the baobab fruit pods.
EcoProducts Baobab fruit powder production facility has been certified FSSC 22000 V4.1 compliant. FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification is a highly regarded level of food certification that meets global standards. FSSC 22000 is fully recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
Inspired by her PhD research on baobab trees, Dr Sarah Venter wans to make the fascinating information usually available only in obscure scientific papers, available to a much broader audience including children. The Little BIG BAOBAB book is for everyone who loves baobab trees…
As some of hardiest, long-lived trees around, Baobabs know how to make the most of scarce resources, especially water. On World Water Day, when we’re bringing awareness to one of our Earth’s most precious resources, what lessons can we learn from Baobabs?