Eden’s Baobab smoothies make the news

The UK Daily Telegraph reports on the PhytoTrade Africa / Eden Project partnership as visitors at the Rainforest Biome find a rather unusual refreshment…

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PhytoTrade Africa celebrates 10 years

PhytoTrade has recently hosted its 10th AGM in Windhoek, Namibia. With the support of the Millennium Challenge Account – Namibia, PhytoTrade also hosted the successful natural products showcase which showed some of the exciting new products now available containing African natural ingredients. In its ten years of

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Entrepreneur breaks ground with Baobab products

Speciality Foods of Africa has set a new benchmark for Southern Africa’s natural products industry by bringing Baobab products, wild fruit jams, herbal teas and a range of cosmetic oils including baobab, marula and mafura butter to the market. Managed by Zimbabwean entrepreneur, Nyarai Kurebgaseka, Baobab is

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Baobab open for business

In the September issue of Soft Drinks International, the leading trade magazine declared Baobab open for business! Following the Novel Foods approval be the EC in 2008, the superfruit is now commercially available. Impag, the Organic Herb Trading Company and Plantextrakt are to be distributors, see Baobabsuperfruit.com

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The science of baobab…

The 58th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research took place in Berlin at the end of August 2010. Dr Sybille Buchwald-Werner of Vital Solutions gave a lecture about Baobab with Katie Beckett from PhytoTrade Africa. To learn more

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Natural product harvesters feature in Development magazine

What a pleasure to see the happy faces of four PhytoTrade Africa suppliers in this month’s edition of “Development”, the journal of the Society for International Development. This month, the magazine focuses on Sustaining Local Economies, and it includes some familiar stories and faces from Southern Africa.

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Baobab make National Geographic

Pop down to your local magazine store and read about our baobab in National Geographic this month!

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New CEO at PhytoTrade Africa

It was a pleasure meeting incoming CEO John Cheesmond at PhytoTrade Africa’s annual general meeting in Gaborone last week. John  brings a wealth of private sector trade and investment experience, and lives conveniently near our friends at the Union for Ethical BioTrade in Switzerland. Welcome to the

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Great news for marula and baobab fruit harvesters

There’s great news for African communities that harvest wild marula and baobab fruit, thanks to the development of new fairtrade standards that have been announced by the Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO).  Phytotrade Africa worked with FLO and Fairtrade for nine months to undertake the fast track

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‘Very large confectioner’ in baobab trial

Product developers at a “very large confectionery company”, a smoothie maker, a babyfood manufacturer and several cereal bar makers are conducting trials of products containing powder from baobab pulp. Read more at confectionerynews.com

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