Training by the Southern African Essential Oils Producers Association

In preparation for our first lemongrass harvest, we invited representatives from the Southern African Essential Oils Producers Association and from Karwil Agricultural Consulting to visit the project (4th to 7th April) and provide the farmers and team leaders with training on harvesting, drying and packing techniques. The purpose of the visit was: To evaluate the … READ MORE

No-ofisi update

Here are some recent pics of No-ofisi Senior Primary School. The BI built the hall and classrooms and established an impressive vegetable and fruit garden to supply fresh produce for the school feeding scheme. The large hall is used as extra classroom space and as a community meeting place. Thanks to a donation from SUN … READ MORE

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 … READ MORE

BI welcomes two new community workers

The Bulungula Incubator recently welcomed two new staff members to our team – Vuyani Olo and Khuselo Gcelu. They have been appointed as community workers and will be replacing Phumzile Msaro. Phumzile has been an incredible asset to the BI since he joined us in July 2009 and was recently promoted to a management position … READ MORE