Water, Food & Energy
Botanic Treasures manufactures palate-friendly nutritional products using circular cultivation based on a Moringa tree agroforestry system that does not compete with food crops, replenishing the soil with vital nutrients and providing food and income all year round to the community.
The business contributes to resource efficiency by integrating a mix of underutilised plants and trees tolerant to droughts and the ability to grow in poor soils, incentivising forest and land restoration, especially in drought-stricken areas. Botanic Treasures uses a closed-loop system, making food systems circular and sustainable.
Botanic Treasures promotes profitable and drought-resistant Moringa agroforestry and incorporates smallholder farmers in their vertically integrated value chain. The business also trains and supports smallholder farmers through capacity building and extension services.
- Empowering farmers to build resilience against climate change
- Improving the nutrition of communities
- Working with women groups, resulting in 60% women suppliers (2023)
- Planting 2.2 million trees (2023)
- Sinking carbon, as Moringa trees absorb carbon dioxide 20x high than the general vegetation
- Energy efficiency with 40,000KW use of solar dryers (2023)
- Improving livelihoods through alternative sources of income for farmers (over 1000 jobs along the value chain in 2023)
- Creating over 10 Moringa Green ventures and more than 100 village green businesses (2023)
"Our impact has been significant, reaching over 50,000 consumers and training over 10,000 individuals on the importance of improved nutrition.
To combat deforestation and promote reforestation, we have planted 96 hectares of Moringa and other indigenous trees, as well as 2 million Moringa trees in various areas."