Baobab has been my lifelong fascination. I studied it as a young researcher in Zimbabwe in the 1990s. I promoted it as the head of an African natural product trade association (PhytoTrade Africa) in the 2000s. And now I run a business working with rural farmers to harvest and process baobab fruit and baobab seed oil. I believe there is a huge amount that can be done to promote sustainable conservation and management of indigenous plants through giving them commercial value, and it's my mission in life to prove this. It's still work in progress, but the omens are looking good!
HI Gissela, thanks. The baobab harvesters are organised in groups. Each group has an elected leader, and our company meets on a regular basis with the elected leaders to discuss issues like pricing, collection dates etc. So yes, in answer to your question, there are many community organisations involved!