Zimbabwe’s climate is ideal for the organic cultivation of herbs, spices, medicinal, and aromatic plants. There is growing international demand for high quality, fair trade and organically certified products derived from these plants, particularly in Europe, Asia, and North America. Our range of products includes herbs, spices, essential oils, and aromas from biodynamic crops, such as lemon grass, calendula, cornflower, and pineapple sage. We also engage in the sustainable wild collection of various aromatic and medicinal plants, such as Khaki weed (Tagetes minuta), Devil’s Claw, Arrow Poison Tree (Strophantus kombe), and Baobab fruit.

The adherence to rigorous regional and international standards of organic farming empowers partner farmers to take advantage of the ever-growing world market. All Organic Africa’s products are certified according to the Organic EU and NOP, UEBT and Fair Trade standards by international audit companies.

On account of their aroma and highly volatile nature, essential oils have been traditionally used as basic raw materials in perfumes and flavoring. They are employed in the preparation of beverages and medicines, in addition to personal care and household products, such as cosmetics, antiseptics, deodorants, disinfectants, toiletries, and cleaning preparations. In addition, essential oils are used in the flavoring of foods and beverages.

Dried herbs and spices, such as Bird’s Eye chilies, Gotu kola and Papaya leaves supplement the range of plants produced and processed by Organic Africa, and are grown mainly on the farms of the partner farmers themselves. The production of staple food crops is often overlooked in contract growing, but the organic production of complementary staple food crops (maize, sorghum, wheat, soy beans) is of utmost priority to Organic Africa to ensure continual food security for participating farmers.

Baobab

The baobab is perhaps the best known tree in Africa…

Devil’s Claw

The indigenous San and Khoi peoples of Southern Africa have used Devil’s Claw medicinally for centuries, if not millennia.

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola or Indian Pennywort is a nutritious, small herbaceous creeper indigenous to hot, humid climates.

Strophantus kombe

Both the seeds and roots of the plant have been used traditionally for thousands of years by many African peoples as the principal ingredient in arrow poison.