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Baobab Guardians: Tree Measuring

Baobab Guardians: Tree Measuring

The Baobab Foundation now has 75 baobab trees planted. Baobab Guardians are appointed to take care of baobab seedlings until they are 3 metres tall when a baobab tree can take care of itself in the wild. Until then, it needs to be watered and protected from goats above all!

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Baobab Fruit Monitoring

Baobab Fruit Monitoring

Dr Sarah Venter is researching the long-term patterns of baobab fruit production between different landscapes over a period of multiple years. This research provides important insights into the natural variability of baobab fruit production helping EcoProducts ensure that their harvesting practices remain sustainable .

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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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The Baobab is going to be around for a long time!

The Baobab is going to be around for a long time!

Recently, various media reports have stated that nine of the 13 biggest baobab trees in southern Africa had collapsed or died in quick succession. Some experts have suggested that climate change may have played a key role in their downfall, although research is still ongoing. These gnarly giants are very much a part of the […]

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Baobab Tree Planting has a Mind of its Own

Baobab Tree Planting has a Mind of its Own

Sarah Venter’s Baobab Guardians tree planting project had reached its goal of 50 trees and so she believed the project was complete. But it seems the project has other ideas…

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EcoProducts at Work – a short film excerpt by Agence France-Presse

EcoProducts at Work – a short film excerpt by Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse, the third largest news agency in the world recently visited EcoProducts in the Limpopo to film them at work. Some lovely footage of the EcoProducts team processing the baobab fruit pods.

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Another milestone in the EcoProducts journey – FSSC 22000 V4.1

Another milestone in the EcoProducts journey – FSSC 22000 V4.1

EcoProducts Baobab fruit powder production facility has been certified FSSC 22000 V4.1 compliant.  FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification is a highly regarded level of food certification that meets global standards.   FSSC 22000 is fully recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

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2018 April: The Little BIG BAOBAB Book spreads its wings

2018 April: The Little BIG BAOBAB Book spreads its wings

Inspired by her PhD research on baobab trees, Dr Sarah Venter wans to make the fascinating information usually available only in obscure scientific papers, available to a much broader audience including children. The Little BIG BAOBAB book is for everyone who loves baobab trees…

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World Water Day: when in drought, consult a baobab tree!

World Water Day: when in drought, consult a baobab tree!

As some of hardiest, long-lived trees around, Baobabs know how to make the most of scarce resources, especially water. On World Water Day, when we’re bringing awareness to one of our Earth’s most precious resources, what lessons can we learn from Baobabs?

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Brave Baobab Seedlings

Brave Baobab Seedlings

These baobab seedling pics remind me of the boldness of youth. And these days sadly, if they’re growing in an inhabited area, they’re bound to get eaten by livestock. Out there in the ‘wild’ they just have to make the most of a few weeks of life and then the thousand year promise in their genes is extinguished. Which is why the work of the Baobab Guardians becomes so important. 

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