The Baobab Industry
The Baobab industry is one of Africa’s fastest-growing natural ingredients sectors. Baobab fruit are harvested in the wild by rural communities, contributing to rural economic empowerment and improved management of plant biodiversity in Africa.
The Baobab Tree
Fruit, Leaves & Seeds
Who We Are
The African Baobab Alliance is the industry association for players in the fast-growing Baobab value chain. Its members are active in producing, processing and adding value to Baobab products as natural ingredients for the food, beverage, cosmetics and personal care industries.
Our objectives are:
The African Baobab Alliance is hosted by Bio-Innovation Zimbabwe, a non-profit research organisation focused on the economic opportunities for smallholders from commercial development of indigenous plants.
The ABA is governed by a Management Board, elected by the full membership of the Alliance on an annual basis. The Secretariat (currently hosted by Bio-Innovation Zimbabwe) is responsible for day to day activities of the Alliance and reports to the Board.
ABA members are drawn from all levels of the Baobab Value Chain.
The Management Board is elected from amongst the membership and drive the implementation of the ABA’s annual workplaces.
The Secretariat are employees of the ABA, appointed by the Management Board. The Secretariat is housed by Bio-Innovation Zimbabwe.
Bio-Innovation Zimbabwe, who host the Secretariat of the African Baobab Alliance, are leading experts in the development of novel value chains from indigenous plants in Zimbabwe.