Baobab Products Mozambique is registered in Mozambique and based in Chimoio, Manica Province. It was set up by Eco-Micaia, a social enterprise working to create market opportunities for smallholders and primary producers.
A Truly Inclusive Business
BPM is a shareholding company and Eco-Micaia set aside 20% of the shares for the women Baobab harvesters. BPM, with help from our partner Micaia Foundation, is working to enable the harvesters to play an active role in the planning and running of our company, and ultimately share in its success.
An Environmentally sustainable business
We are committed to sustainable harvesting, planting of baobab trees, and running our Company to the highest environmentally sustainable standards. All Harvesters who supply BPM receive training in sustainable harvesting and organic control systems. We work closely with our main NGO partner, Micaia Foundation to enable communities living in and close to baobab forest areas to establish natural resource management plans and secure protection for the forests.
A Innovative Business
Alongside our exports of organically certified baobab products for the world market, we are determined to create a suite of finished products for local and southern African markets.
Always striving for quality and distinctiveness,we want to show that African companies can compete with the best international brands.
An Award-Winning Business
In 2014 and 2016 BPM won prestigious SEED Awards for sustainable business in Africa. The awards recognized BPM’s commitment to securing a positive “triple bottom line” (economic, social and environmental benefits), transforming the local baobab value chain from informal exploitation of harvesters by traders to a commercial value chain in which the women harvesters have a real stake.