Organic Certification for our lemongrass

An organic inspection (by BDOCA) of our lemongrass farmers was undertaken in April 2010. This is the first step towards securing an organic certificate for the recently established Zizamele Co-operative, which will enable us to negotiate better prices for our products. The organic inspector visited our lemongrass fields and project nursery on the 2nd and 3rd April, and interviewed farmers and project management. The feedback was extremely positive and we have just received our certificate from BDOCA.

Testing and discussing soil types at the different fields

BDOCA inspector visits homestead plots

Zizamele Co-operative gets the thumbs up!

Interviewing farmers and completing the paper work

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