Frequently Asked Questions

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What is EcoProducts?

EcoProducts is a company based in Limpopo Province, South Africa.  EcoProducts focusses on the production of baobab oil and baobab powder extracts for the retail and manufacturing sectors.

Where is EcoProducts located?

EcoProducts has its factory in Makhado (Louis Trichardt), Limpopo Province, South Africa.

How do I find your products?

Look at our store locator for a list of retailers around South Africa and for on-line sales that stock our baobab products.

Does harvesting fruit damage baobab trees?

Harvesting fruit is sustainable. We only collect fruit that have fallen on the ground and do not harm the trees at all. In this way we ensure sustainable harvesting and that the trees can continue to bear fruit for hundreds of years.  Baobab fruit start to form in the rainy season each year.  6 months later, in the dry season, they naturally dry out and drop onto the ground.

How does EcoProducts work with communities?

EcoProducts buys baobab fruit from people in Venda and other parts of southern Africa.  Baobab fruit collectors are rural people for whom there are few opportunities to generate a cash income.  The sale of baobab fruit gives them a cash income which helps support their livelihood needs.  EcoProducts supports up to 1500 rural women through the purchase of baobab fruit.

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