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True socio-economic upliftment cannot occur without sustainability. For this reason, SEED has considered the growth potential of both industry and skill for the communities that live side by side with wild and natural growing indigenous organic resources. Like a seed that holds within it the potential for future harvests, so the development of skills within Namibia’s rural communities provides both immediate financial benefit that relieves seasonal poverty and long-term employment potential for community members.
The opportunities that are unlocked by the collecting and production of the Marula and other indigenous fruits include community owned warehouses, nurseries, logistic support and mobile processing plants. To ensure the sustainable commercialisation of the fruit, processing plants will be introduced in phases to enable the rural communities to scale into fully operational facilities over time. This phased-in process will additionally create a platform for community collectors to create value added processes for their raw materials. By doing this, they attain the maximum value for their product before selling.