The Southern African region abounds with natural products that form different ingredients for pharmaceuticals, specialty foods, and cosmetics. These include ingredients derived from baobab, morula, moringa, devil's claw, hibiscus, and many more.
This session will focus on commercialising the use of natural products by exploring sustainable sourcing and institutional arrangements that support making profits while being socially and environmentally relevant. The focus will also be on developing products that respond to consumer demands, manufacturing at a commercially viable scale, and exporting products that meet the respective countries' market entry requirements.
This session will include a range of actors from the natural products eco-system that can talk to these different critical components needed to commercialise African natural products.