Commercialisation Of Marula Fruit Pulp and Seed Oil Production

Project buys wild marula fruit and nuts from impoverished elderly women and youth in rural communities to produce food and cosmetic oil.

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

Native Foods

Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $50k - $100k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 250 - 500

Organization type

  • Social enterprise

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development
  • Nutrition

Headquarters location: Country

  • Botswana

Headquarters location: City

Gabane, a major village in the

Location(s) of impact

Botswana: Gabane, Machaneng, Sefhare, Maitaku, Lerala,

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Upon recommendation from others

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This sounds like it could be a great initiative but not all the fields were filled us thus there was no information on how this innovation would work, how it has been piloted, the impact to date, scalability etc