Forest Africa Zambia Limited
Processing indigenous wild fruits into organic juices and baobab seed oil
By applying a zero-waste philosophy, all the parts of the baobab fruit are used. Additionally, some seeds are reserved for reforestation. Other fruits currently being processed are the Monkey bread and the African Medlar. The income impact of wild fruit valorisation is very high because wild fruits are free to communities within proximate forest areas.
The products are directly supplied to over 200 retail shops in and around the Lusaka area, Southern, and Copperbelt Provinces. The company is creating income for rural communities that are the primary collectors of wild fruits.
WWF provides technical assistance and guidance on funding opportunities.
WEAC provides business technical assistance and is the BIOFA training host in Zambia.