Southern Africa has a number of active biotrade value chains at different stages of development, and with different levels of maturity with regard to implementation of ABS.
The ABioSA project and the BioInnovation Africa project work with several biotrade value chains and plant species in southern Africa. The value chains and species were selected based on criteria including traditional knowledge, ecological sustainability, market demand, potential for value-adding and job creation, and opportunities for participation of small and medium enterprises (SME) and indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs).
To know more about the different species, click on the boxes below this table.
The five biotrade value chains currently supported by ABioSA phase II are:
Three of those value chains are supported by ABioSA and the BioInnovation Africa project:
The ten value chains supported by the BioInnovation Africa project are:
- Mondia or African ginger (Mondia whitei)
- Aidan tree (Tetrapleura tetraptera)
- Bees wax
- Indian pennywort or Asiatic pennywort (Centella asiatica)
- Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)
- Saro (Cinnamosma fragrans)
- Mopane (Colophospermum mopane)
- Namibian Myrrh (Commiphora wildii)
- Manketti (Schinziophyton rautanenii)
- Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis)
Value Chains supported by ABioSA:
Value chains supported by BioInnovation Africa:
For more information on value chains, please contact
Project/Component manager South Africa - ABioSA and BioInnovation Africa