Botanica Natural Products
Producing organically certified products for international cosmetic markets.
On ten hectares of land in rural Limpopo, Botanica Natural Products cultivates Bulbine frutescens, an aloe-like succulent plant. With an extraction technique developed by the enterprise, the gel of the plant, valuable for skin and hair care products, is derived in a local production facility meeting European pharmaceutical standards.
The EcoCert certified organic products are sold to markets primarily in West Africa. The local community benefits from the use of the plant through an Access and Benefit Sharing Agreement. The enterprise’s organic production methods help to preserve biodiversity.
Feel Good Botanica Investments is one of the two joint venture partners of Botanica Natural Products. The company contributes its processing and marketing expertise to the joint venture.
Mogalakwena Trading Post is a social entrepreneurship company based in Limpopo who provides agricultural and production expertise and access to fertile land.
The 2014 SEED Awards in 2 South African provinces are supported by the Government of Flanders, which is active in Southern Africa.
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