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EcoProducts gets bigger!

EcoProducts gets bigger!

EcoProducts is expanding rapidly, so we found ourselves needing to move into bigger and much more spacious premises. And what better reason for a party!

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Baobab Harvesters visit EcoProducts Factory

Baobab Harvesters visit EcoProducts Factory

EcoProducts invited 30 baobab harvesters from across the Venda area to visit the new EcoProducts Baobab Processing Facility in Makhado. The purpose of the visit was to show the harvesters where the fruit goes and what happens to the fruit once it arrives at the factory.  We also wanted the harvesters and the factory staff to meet and to discuss the collection and processing challenges, and how these can be overcome through better understanding of the process.

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Baobab: ancient fruit in modern times

Baobab: ancient fruit in modern times

Baobab: is there some wondrous special quality which comes from eating the fruit borne by such very ancient trees.

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The Baobab Tree: worth it’s weight in gold

The Baobab Tree: worth it’s weight in gold

How could we not like this beautiful gold hand crafted pendant of a baobab tree?  We also really like the concept of Precious Earth Jewelers who only use recycled previous metals to reduce the impact of mining on the earth's surface. Their  eco-conscious jewelry feature's Precous Earth's trade mark is a single "little green gemstone" of imperial […]

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2017 Jan: Baobab Guardians: our baobab babies are flourishing!

2017 Jan: Baobab Guardians: our baobab babies are flourishing!

Our wonderful donors are helping to shape the African landscape for the future by sponsoring rural women as baobab guardians. We’re planting new baobab saplings to preserve and protect these iconic african trees – join the movement!

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African Baobab Alliance Congress

African Baobab Alliance Congress

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 […]

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2016 Oct: new jungle gym and toilets for pre-schools creches!

2016 Oct: new jungle gym and toilets for pre-schools creches!

Pre-school creches are sadly neglected in these rural areas of the Limpopo so it’s always great news when we receive donations for much needed equipment and facilities.

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AT WHAT AGE DO BAOBAB TREES START TO PRODUCE FRUIT?

AT WHAT AGE DO BAOBAB TREES START TO PRODUCE FRUIT?

Flower and fruit production usually only takes place once a tree is a certain size. Baobab tree growth is dependent on access to water. Where trees grow in high rainfall areas (+1000mls …per year) baobabs can reach maturity much more quickly than in arid areas. We have worked out that in Venda where rainfall is […]

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EcoProducts Celebrates A Year of Growth!

EcoProducts Celebrates A Year of Growth!

It is always a happy and vibrant day when we all go out to celebrate of a year of hard work. So much has happened for EcoProducts this year: moving to new upgraded factory premises, getting HACCP certified – two huge events! Last year we were 22 people and now we are 50 people. So we have doubled our staff and have TREBLED our production output!

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2016 Apr: Celebrating International Earth Day

2016 Apr: Celebrating International Earth Day

The theme for International Earth Day 2016 is trees! With a goal of planting 7.8 billion trees over the next 5 years. EcoProducts joins in.

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